Andrew Deakin

Folkestone, CT20
07881 811 864 07881 811 864

About me

I have an open and exploratory approach, with a unique response to each client. I draw from a range of modalities in order to provide the most useful help and support for you. I balance empathy with challenge, providing a warm and non-judgemental space in which we can find authentic expression and seek the truth about what you bring to therapy.

Whether you are struggling with relationship problems, depression, the loss of a loved one, or would just like to gain some insight and understanding of your life, I will strive to help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a PG Dip. in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and and a Masters (distinction) I have experience in private practice, working with a wide variety of clients and issues. I have worked at institutions which specialise in bereavement, addiction, and also inner city mental health support.

I am able to teach ‘mindfulness’, I have extensive experience in meditation, having studied Zazen mediation and Zen philosophy intensively for 22 years, and have received Dharma Transmission (certificate to teach in the Zen lineage). In the past I have worked in journalism and, for the last fifteen years, in financial management, which has offered me an invaluable perspective on my client work.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & 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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£40 per 50 minute session.

Folkestone
CT20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified

Availability

Email me for availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin