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Andrew Brown (MBACP)

Lancaster LA1 & Preston PR2
07885 735687 Registered / Accredited
Lancaster LA1 & Preston PR2

About me

Hello, I’m Andy.

You can find all about what I do by visiting my web site at well-life-counselling.co.uk.

OFFERING COUNSELLING BY TELEPHONE AND VIDEO DURING THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN.

FREE NO-OBLIGATION INITIAL CONSULTATION.

REDUCED RATES FOR FRONT-LINE KEY WORKERS TO HELP AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

If you are going through tough times and are looking for someone to talk to who will understand and fully listen to what you want to say then you’ve come to the right place. I’m here to help you find a way through whatever distress you are facing right now. You can call me, confident in the knowledge that I will listen with respect and acknowledge your feelings and there is no obligation to continue into counselling if you don’t want to and your initial call will be completely free of charge. Your initial consultation with me will also be free of charge, giving you peace of mind that you have made the right decision prior to making any financial commitment to counselling. It will give you the chance to see how it feels to make your worries known to someone else and whether talking to a counsellor feels right for you and I will answer any questions you have. Let me help you as you take what may be your first step into counselling.

A little bit about me…

Before entering the world of counselling and psychotherapy I was in the IT industry for many years performing in positions from within engineering to consultancy and management. I’m a family man and value the well-being of those around me. I’ve always been a student of life and attempted to understand what makes us who we are. Over the years I’ve seen first-hand how life can sometimes throw us off course, particularly when bad things happen. I’ve learned that our past experiences can have a profound effect on our lives today: the way we feel, cope and act, particularly when put under stress. Sometimes it’s not at all clear how we came to feel the way we do and at other times it’s obvious. In any case, when we need to make sense of it and feel relief from distress, whatever form that takes, talking about it seems to be the last thing we want to do. I know from my own experience, however, that talking about it is a fundamentally good thing and talking about it to a professional counsellor like me is even better. Your past experiences do not have to define your present or your future. I’m able to help you make sense of how you feel and to bring a fresh perspective. You have the power to change how you feel and I can help you do it.

If you choose to continue into counselling with me we will meet regularly in one of my counselling rooms, privately and with the promise of confidentiality. I’ll do everything I can to provide a relaxed environment where you can express and explore your feelings. We will review our progress regularly and, together, we will move towards positive change and relief from whatever distress you are currently feeling. Let me help you. Call me today and take the first step to feeling better.

More about my work...

At Well Life Counselling, I provide counselling services to individuals and groups in the north west of England, predominantly in and around the cities of Lancaster and Preston in Lancashire. The types of problems covered include stress and anxiety, bereavement, anger, depression, relationships, coping with change, personal growth and motivation, abuse and many more where talking through your problems with a professional counsellor can help bring a new perspective and equip you with the power to find your own solutions and move towards positive change.

I also run workshops in workplaces around the UK to help employers and employees cope with the pressures of work, be aware of their psychological needs and therefore avoid burnout and extended periods off work.

Engaging with and giving back to the community is important to me so I also hold FREE well-being awareness events in the local community to raise awareness of mental health and well-being. For more details see my web site.

Give me a call today and let me help you.

Andy

Andrew Brown
BSc, MBACP, MNCS(Accred), Ad Prof Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Prof Dip PC)
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip Hyp CS)
  • Other training in Bereavement, Suicide, Self Harm and Abuse
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Effects of Childhood Abuse in Adulthood
  • Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy

As a qualified Hypnotherapist I sometimes integrate hypnosis into therapy where it is appropriate, particularly where relaxation is of particular benefit. This is always done in agreement with you.

I am Head of Adult Therapy Services for a cancer charity in the north-west, leading a team of counsellors and psychotherapists working with those affected by cancer.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Coping with Change
  • Personal Motivation
  • Personal Growth
  • Mid-Life Crisis

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£45 face to face consultation - 50 mins (max 1 hour)
£25 Group Counselling (1.5 Hours)

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

FREE No-Obligation Initial Consultation

£35 per 50 minute session (Telephone, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or similar) for front-line key workers (more than 22% reduction in counselling session fee)

Frequency and number of sessions agreed at initial consultation.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

I appreciate that asking for help from a counsellor is not easy. It's very natural to feel a little nervous and I understand and want to help. Please feel free to give me a call to discuss how you feel - it'll be easier than you think and there's no cost or obligation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Andy

Andrew Brown
BSc, MBACP, MNCS (Accred), Ad Prof Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS

Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1

Ribbleton
Preston
Lancashire
PR2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime and Evenings Monday to Friday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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