Andrew Frizzell

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MSc (Counselling), Dip (Couns), BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred.)
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Glasgow G66 & G2
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

Maybe your struggling with anxiety, depression or bereavement; with relationships in your personal life or at work; with family issues; with alcohol,  drugs or a challenging behaviour; feeling sad and wondering where your life is going; or worried about your sexuality. Indeed, sometimes we all reach a point in our lives where we just  "get stuck" and find it hard to move on from difficult thoughts, feelings or behaviours. I know because I have been there too. But I believe we all have the capacity to self-heal, change and grow. And if you are reading this, you may wish to start your own journey. Why not begin that now? 

You may feel embarrassed considering counselling as an option, having coped on your own before now and finding it scarey to reach out for help. But, in my own personal experience, talking with a non-judgemental professional who listens and responds in an empathic manner can in itself be helpful and healing. I offer a safe space to talk through your problems of living and, although working face-to-face with most clients in the Glasgow area, am certified to work safely and ethically in online, having completed NCS and ACTO-accredited training. 

My Approach

As a pluralistic practitioner, I believe there is no "right way" to "do therapy" and each psychotherapeutic approach has its own unique contribution to make. My approach therefore is integragtive, using methods from different psychotherapeutic approaches, some of which are listed below under "therapies offered." So, in developing a shared understanding of what you need and want from therapy, we can work together in a way that best suits your own individual preferences, and effectively tailor therapy to your own specific needs.

About Me

I bring maturity, knowledge, skills and life experience into my counselling relationships, working in a collaborative way that is non-judgmental, empathic and genuine. You bring yourself and your own knowledge, skills and experience. Working together makes us stronger.

What do clients say?

"Thank you for all the help and for listening to me over the last 6+ months. These sessions have made a big impact on how I perceive and manage anxiety, as well as reshaping my learned behaviours and attitudes, i.e. being much kinder to myself. I've had a lot of counselling in the past, but I have found your sessions to be the most beneficial to me, so thanks again!"

"I am grateful that i took the step to ask for help as I feel I have gained the
tools to help me address my anxieties. More importantly having someone listening to me (without judgement) and telling me that it is ok to feel the way that I do has helped massively and has allowed me to accept what has happened and that I can move forward without my pass weighing heavily on my shoulders. So thank you, you have helped me more than you can possibly know. "

"Counselling allowed me to reach my goal of becoming abstinent from alcohol, helping me to openly discuss specific aspects of my life which I had been unable to talk about with counsellors who did not identify as LGBTQ in a non-judgemental way. "

"Andrew. You have made a huge difference to my life by listening without judgement and giving me the tools to fight this insideous "big monster" that is alcohol. I will live my life appreciating your support."

"Hi Andrew, I’d just like to say thank you very much for your help, the last couple of weeks especially you have helped me massively and I’m going to use all the tools you’ve given me and work on myself, I really appreciate it whatever your doing seems to be helping me, again thank you ever so much."

What do colleagues say

"Andrew is an exceptional counsellor: highly skilled, experienced, inclusive and compassionate" . - Ms Leeanne McKenna

"Andrew is a genuine, punctual, reliable, respectful, empathetic and compassionate person. His commitment and acceptance of his clients helps provide a stable and safe place which is non-judgemental where they can begin to work towards change." Eileen Gardner

Our First Contact

Our first call is not charged and gives you a chance to tell me a bit more about what you are hoping get out of counselling, and covering ethical issues such as confidentiality.

What to do now

If you are interested in finding our more about me, or how I work, please give me a call. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

TRAINING

  • MSc Counselling (Distinction)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (level 1)
  • Diploma Person-Centred Counselling  
  • Certificate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision
    COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision Skills 
  • Becoming a Trauma Wise Practitioner; Trauma Informed Practice when Working with Trauma
  • HN Certificate Person-Centred Counselling 
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • CRUSE Specialist Bereavement Courses
  • Advanced Alcohol Awareness
  • Alcohol Brief Intervention Delivery (ABI)
  • Telephone and Online Counselling (ACTO Level 1 approved)
  • Trauma-Informed Training
  • Mindfulness Self Compassion Towards Recovery
  • Four chair work
  • "Safe Talk" Suicide Awarweness
  • Working Relationally with Complex Trauma
  • LGBTQI+ Awareness Course (and lived experience of discrimination)
  • SVQ Aromatherapy

EXPERIENCE

  • Winner of Sarah Fletcher Memorial Prize for Exceptional Commitment to Counselling by Abertay University in 2022.
  • Best research project 2022 "A pluralistic approach to working with Deaf clients and BSL Interpreters."
  • Five years counselling clients who present with alcohol/ drug related problems but who experience many underlying issues eg., low mood, anxiety, bereavement, abuse, trauma. 
  • Volunteered with CRUSE Bereavement (Scotland).
  • Seven years of working with older adults who experience loss, loneliness and social isolation.
  • Experience of working with deaf clients using BSL interpreting services.
  • Personal experience of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Sponsorship and Twelve-step programme work.
  • A lifetime of personal and lived experience. 
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Accredited Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), working to their ethical values and moral principles (00926234)
  • Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Society (C2404995407)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Evening or Daytime appointments available. Cancellation fees apply if less than 24 hours notice given to cancel appointments.

  • Initial telephone enquiry and consultation is free of charge
  • Counselling appointment (face to face) per session £50 (concession £40)
  • Counselling appointment (telephone or online) per session £50/ £40
  • Home visit price depending on location (price confirmed on request)
  • Block booking for six sessions in advance £280/ £220

When I work

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Face-to-face appointments available; Glasgow City Centre and Kirkintilloch.  Although my avaialbility is limited, feel free to contact me to check out my current status. Thank you!

Further information

Winner "Sarah Fletcher Memorial Prize for Exceptional Commitment to Counselling." 2022 by Abertay University.  Awarded to the MSc Counselling student who has shown commitment in going above and beyond the expectation in theoretical, practical and personal aspects of the MSc course. 

Registered with Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

Member of PVG Scheme for Adults and Children.

A free initial consultation over the phone or via Zoom; lasting 20 to 30 minutes; allows us to get to know each other a bit better, clarify what you need from counselling and discuss the terms and conditions of our work together eg., fees; times, days and frequency of sessions; and location etc. 

Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, G66

34 West George Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom