Andy Cowlin - MBACP, NCS Accredited Counselling/Psychotherapy & Supervision
My name is Andy, I am a professionally trained Humanistic Integrative Therapist and Supervisor. I work in private practice and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) I work with older children & adults on a one to one counselling basis in a relaxed, peaceful setting within a 15 minute walking distance of Tiverton's thriving centre, with quaint cafe's and individual shops.
Before going into private practice I was within the NHS. This experience has proven to deliver some of the most extensive and diverse training to date. As I've grown and developed my private practice through my training, taking ideas and expanding them in ways that have introduced a gentleness, that allows playfulness within therapy and supervision. Expanding emotions/trauma and difficult experiences doesn't always need to be approached directly. Being a integrative therapist means we draw on all the theory's, finding the right approach for you and discovering the tools that will help you to navigate through or to light up a different path.
I am a qualified, experienced therapist. I adhere to a strict ethical framework set out by the BACP (Brisish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and The National Counselling Society (NCS), who continually regulate for good practice. I am fully insured and DBS checked for your own peace of mind.
Adhering to these values ensures that I work consistently, with my client's best interests always forming the structure of my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAP Level 2 Intro to Counselling
- CPCAP Level 2 Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 4 Adv Diploma Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB- (Counselling & Psychotherapists Central Award Body)
- NCS (National Counselling Society) Diploma in Professional Supervision
- Academy for Modern Applied Psychology NLP Practitioner (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
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.
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.
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
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
Able to offer concessions for students, O.A.P's
Continued Professional Development.
Currently studying to be a Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Master Practitioner.