I have a number of aims when I work together with someone.
1. To first of all, give an opportunity for someone to talk about their situation and have the chance to be listened to, in a non judgemental and supportive environment.
2. To help to come to a shared understanding what things are troubling a person and to help make sense of what's going on.
3. To look at what the client's hope's/aims are, in relation to this situation/ problems.
4. To look at what techniques and practical strategies can be used to try to help manage and overcome these problems, to then enable a person to have the life that they want.
I am a therapist who is trained to use both CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) & EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy) approaches. These are very well researched treatments and they can be used effectively for the treatment of many forms of anxiety (including panic, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive and compulsive disorder and phobias) depression, stress and trauma. They can also help in relationships and communication in terms of helping to be more assertive. In addition, they can also help with overcoming low self esteem and confidence building.
It can sometimes be a big step to come for talking therapy but I use a relaxed approach and aim to provide a professional, supportive and caring approach.
If you are unsure about the treatment or if you have any questions please feel free to phone or email me.
Some feedback from previous clients
"Andrew is a fantastic person and has helped me immensely. I really cannot speak too highly of him and would recommend him every time. Andrew has brought me back to my old self, given me the courage and confidence to overcome not just the issues around the accident but overcome any obstacles that may present themselves, thankyou Andrew" TF
"Thankyou for the support you gave me during the latter half of last year. I feel lucky to have been put in contact with someone with your skill and abilities. I feel that I have the tools now to deal with everything better." HG
"Andrew is a very understanding and approachable therapist, we have had excellent results and I would recommend Therapy South Yorkshire to anyone" JR
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years experience working within the NHS and private healthcare settings. This has included working in GP’s surgeries and working with a wide range of people referred to me by their GP, for psychological therapy.
I am fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
PGDip Cognitive behavioural therapy. University of Derby 2010
MSc Health Psychology. Sheffield Hallam University. 2008
PGDip Psychology. Coventry University. 2006
CERPDL Psychology. Staffordshire University. 2005
BA (Hons) Sociology and Theology. University of Gloucestershire. 2001
BABCP fully accredited 2012
EMDR training parts 1, 2 & 3 completed 2013-2014
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
I currently have a therapy room in Wombwell near Barnsley (postcode S73).
Treatment sessions should last between 50-60 minutes. Please email me if you would like more details including my fees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday - Friday 8:15am-5:30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|