Andy Connolly - UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I have a sliding scale of £60 to £90 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 12pm to 10pm. Weekends possible for telephone or online counselling and psychotherapy.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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.