Andrew Brown (MBACP)
Hello, I’m Andy.
You can find all about what I do by visiting my web site at well-life-counselling.co.uk.
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. 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. 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.
BSc, MBACP, MNCS(Accred), MHS, 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 and Self Harm
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Coping with Change
- Personal Motivation
- Personal Growth
- Mid-Life Crisis
£45 face to face consultation - 50 mins (max 1 hour)
£25 Group Counselling (1.5 Hours)
Frequency and number of sessions agreed at initial consultation.
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.
BSc, MBACP, MNCS (Accred), Ad Prof Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and Evenings Monday to Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|