Andrew Byrne BA (hons) MBACP, MNCS (Accred).
Welcome to my profile, I am a qualified Integrative therapist based in Ash Vale and Odiham.
I'm currently work online due to COVID-19.
You may be feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or have no clue why you are feeling how you currently are. You may have reached a point of crisis in your life - discussing what is going on for you and focusing on ways to move forward will help. Sometimes this can involve acceptance of past events, recognising patterns of behaviour and challenging yourself to make positive changes. We will work together to identify what is truly going on for you and find a way forward for you to be able to live the life that you deserve.
What to expect in your first session
Our first session together will provide you with the opportunity to decide if you feel that I can help you. We can discuss what you hope to achieve from counselling and any concerns that you may have in a safe, non judgemental, comfortable space.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. Fully insured and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I trained as an integrative counsellor incorporating different counselling theories into a therapeutic relational framework. I believe we are all individuals needing individual approaches. The counselling theories incorporated in my training are transpersonal, psychodynamic, humanistic and existential. Integrative counselling provides a flexible, effective and helpful way of counselling with the healing coming from our therapeutic relationship.
I have 10 years’ experience supporting people experiencing various difficulties including drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, mental health problems, domestic abuse, long-term illness, disabilities and workplace issues.
I also have experience working with young people 14+ in a NHS setting, college and a local charity.
I also teach counselling at a local college.
If you feel I may be able to help you, please feel free to contact me and arrange an initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
University of Greenwich
BA (hons) in Counselling
Foundation Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy (Clarkson)
Access to HE Diploma: Counselling Level 3
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session.
£65.00 per session.
Concessions may be available. Please feel free to discuss this at your initial appointment or at any time during therapy if your circumstances require you to do so.
Cancellations, missed sessions and breaks
A minimum of 48 hrs notice is required to cancel a booked session, the full fee
is payable if you cancel within this time. If you miss a session and have not
cancelled, the full fee is due. Where possible 1-month notice is required for
holidays and breaks in therapy. If I must cancel a session, no fee is payable.
Where possible I will endeavour to give 1-month notice of any unavailability
Due to the current circumstances around COVID-19 I am currently working with clients online using Zoom video conferencing software (this is more secure than Skype).
I am also offering sessions at reduced fees based on your circumstances. Please get in touch for further details or to arrange a free session.