Andy Gillespie

Andy Gillespie

North Berwick
East Lothian
EH39

07525495441

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About me

I am an experienced counsellor with a background in the Humanistic Therapies which includes Person Centred, Emotion Focused, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural therapies.

For me, the counselling process is highly individual and we will focus on an approach and pace that will suit you.  Although my practice is grounded in the person centred theoretical model, which revolves around a facilitation of the persons own innate tendency towards health and personal development, we may choose to work with other complimentary therapeutic processes, for example mindfulness and meditation, dream analysis and art to name but a few.  Above all we will develop a personalised framework for our work together.

I would suggest that clients start this journey with a brief introductory discussion (at no charge) that can happen over the phone, internet or in person to explore their goals, plan an approach or simply get to know a little more about each other.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is grounded in the Person Centered approach (COSCA Skills and Pg. Dip. University of Stirling). I have a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London where my work focused on Adjustment Disorders. In addition I have completed training in Emotion Focused Therapy at the University of Strathclyde and have experience with Cognitive Based Therapies (CBT) and Mindfulness

I have worked in a variety of support settings helping people with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction and relational issues in both affluent and deprived communities. Having spent a significant portion of my career in the High Technology industries I have a particular interest in situational and work related depression which was the focus of my Master’s thesis. I also have first-hand experience with the management of chronic ill health and find this helpful when working with clients with health concerns.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

A counselling session will last up to 50 minutes for which the fee will be £40.

Maps & Directions

North Berwick, EH39

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified