Andrew Goode, MBACP. Eclectic Counsellor/ Psychotherapist
Talking Therapy is an opportunity for you to meet me in a safe, confidential setting and explore areas of your life you would like help with. I believe that you have the abilities, experiences and insights to improve your own life, so my role as counsellor is to help you discover areas for the change you would like to make.
Whilst counselling can’t necessarily take away issues that bother you, it can help you cope with events, and the experiences and feelings it brings up in you. Clients have told me how at ease and safe they feel with me and that they can be themselves; sometimes talking about issues, feelings and experiences they haven’t felt able to share with another person. I work in a genuine, empathic and non-judgemental way to help you talk about things that you may never have discussed with anyone before.
For me, it is important to experience the mind, body and spirit nature of your own feelings – past and present - so as to work with you and make changes together.
Clients have seen me for counselling, psychotherapy, or for life coaching to help with their studies and career path.
The Next Step
You could have a look at my website above to gain a feel for how you see yourself working with me.
I can also provide 20 minutes free telephone conversation to discuss any issues or answer questions you may have.
Where can we meet?
Streatham (SW16 2ST), Tooting (SW17 7BE) or Wimbledon (SW19 4EF)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Certificate in Counselling Skills and Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I also hold Certificates in Couples Therapy and Understanding Health Improvement.
As part of my BACP Membership of continual development, I attend further workshops and training. This has included CBT, Time-Limited counselling and Psychopathology. I am currently completing a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy.
I have regular supervision as part of an ethical code of working.
I offer counselling at The Albany Trust and The Wimbledon Guild. My previous working experience includes Terrence Higgins Trust, GMI Partnership, Metro Centre Vauxhall and Greenwich University. I am also on a steering group committee at St. Georges University Hospital.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Chemsex and risk-taking
- Cultural influences and issues arising in a multi-cultural environment
- HIV and aging
- Re-experiencing Childhood
- Same sex relationships
- Spiritual diversity
I can also provide Skype sessions although as with telephone counselling would like to meet every few sessions.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
We can first talk on the telephone for 20 minutes, at no charge, to look at how and if we work together.
£45 per session for individual or £60 for couples. I believe that therapy should be available to all despite financial circumstances and have some availability at a lower fee.
I work as an Eclectic Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. This means I can use the 4 branches of therapy (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Behavioural and Transpersonal) which are relevant and helpful to you. I feel it is important to work the therapy around you rather than fitting you to a way of working. This enables you to be you improving your confidence, self-esteem and awareness in meeting your goals.
I can work on a short-term or longer term basis for individuals or couples.
Previously I trained as a Medical Biochemist and worked at several London University Hospitals. As such, I have experienced people at their most traumatised including physical pain. Having lived overseas for a number of years I have experienced cross-cultural issues and have worked with people of different cultures and subcultures.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Subject to availability, I can meet with you weekdays afternoons and evenings.
Types of client