Andrew Frizzell BA (Hons), Dip Counselling. PG Cert. MBACP
What is counselling and does it work?
Counselling is an intentional and purposeful which research suggests, on average, "has positive effects on mental health and wellbeing" (Cooper, 2008). Sometimes we reach a point in our lives where we "get stuck" or find it hard to move on from difficult thoughts, feelings or behaviours. I know because I have been there too. But we all have the capacity to change and if you are reading this, you may wish to start your own journey.
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, your own knowledge, skills and experience with you. Working together makes us stronger.
I believe there is no "right way" to "do therapy" and each psychotherapeutic approach has its own unique contribution to make. 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. Sometimes we attach labels to our "problems" and see ourselves as the problem rather than the problem itself being the problem. And I find it is sometimes more helpful to talk about what you are experiencing rather than merely label it, or indeed yourself!
Our First Contact
Our first call is not charged and gives you a chance to consider whether I am the person you feel might be able to work with you.
Our first session will allow you the space to talk, cover ethical issues such as confidentiality, seek your preferences for how we will work together and set therapy goals.
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.
Cooper, M., 2008. Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: SAGE.
McLeod, J., & McLeod, J., 2011. Counselling Skills A Practical Guide for Counsellors and Helping Professionals. 2nd ed. England: Open University Press.
McLeod, J., 2019. An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy. 6th ed. London: Open International Publishing Ltd..
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Counselling
- Post Graduate Certificate in Pluralistic Counselling
- Advanced Alcohol Awareness
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Telephone and Online Counselling (ACTO Level 1 approved)
- CRUSE Specialist Bereavement Course
- Aromatherapy (merit pass)
- Three years counselling in agency dealing with alcohol issues and many underlying concerns
- Four years of working with older adults who experience loneliness and social isolation
- A lifetime of personal experience
- Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, working to their ethical values and moral principles
- Experience of working with deaf clients with BSL interpreter present.
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
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
From £35.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session
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 is £40
- Counselling appointment (telephone or online) per session is £35
- Home visits £45-£50 depending on location (price confirmed on request)
- Concession fee (face to face and online only) £20 for students or unemployed.
Concessions offered for
I may be able to see clients on other days. Please contact me for more details.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all appointments are via zoom.