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Andy Connolly - UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist

London, E8
07779 795734 07779 795734 Registered / Accredited

About me

My name is Andy, and I have been an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor for nine years. Prior to that I worked in the public and charity sectors, building helping relationships with people of all backgrounds for over ten years. It is my belief that counselling should be a flexible and supportive process; one that is firmly grounded in theory but also adapted to suit the strains and difficulties of modern life. My particular areas of interest are work around sexual and gender identity, trauma, relationship and sexual difficulties, anxiety and depression, sexual violation, bereavement and chronic illness. If I can help at all, or if you would like a brief and informal chat about what therapy involves and how it might help you, please do get in touch - I would be very happy to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed the following training courses in psychotherapy and counselling at Regents University in London, which led to my accreditation with the UKCP:

  • Advanced diploma in integrative psychotherapy and counselling (2010)
  • Postgraduate diploma in integrative psychotherapy and counselling (2008)
  • Foundation certificate in integrative psychotherapy and counselling (2006)

I have worked as a psychotherapist, counsellor and helpline worker at several charities over the last 12 years, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Terrence Higgins Trust, PACE Health and SurvivorsUK. I am trained in clinical supervision (Metanoia Institute) and have extensive experience of managing counselling and helpline services, and providing counselling in innovative ways, such as by SMS and online.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

I have a sliding scale of £60 to £100 per 50 minute session, depending on income.

It is important to me that counselling and psychotherapy are as affordable and accessible as possible. For that reason concessions may be available on a case by case basis. If you are unable to afford the fees above but are interested in working with me, please do get in touch.

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

Monday to Friday 12pm to 10pm. Weekends possible for telephone or online counselling and psychotherapy.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Hello, my name is Andy and I am trained Clinical Supervisor, having worked as a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor for 9 years, and having worked in the helping professions for 18 years.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Andy Connolly - UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist

Andy Connolly - UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist