About me

Hello,

Below is an introduction to my counselling practice. I am an experienced and fully qualified professional counsellor and psychotherapist.

  • What form of therapy do you provide?

I provide an integrative counselling experience; this means I utilise aspects of several models of therapy to suit individual circumstances. It is unrealistic to expect one model of therapy to meet everyone's needs, therefore having access to several models provides an approach that is tailored to each individual's needs. I also believe that therapy should be a collaborative experience where we work together to find solutions.

  • How does this work in practice?

Many clients are in a cycle of therapy and regression, therapy alleviates the symptoms but at some stage the symptoms may return. I utilise a range of creative/experiential methods with the goal of finding a longer term solution.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Counselling
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling
  • DipIFS (Financial Planning)
  • Financial Services - 20 years (advising institutions, professional bodies, local authorities and individuals).
  • Engineer RAF - 15 years

I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I adhere to the principles of practice outlined in the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (July 2016). Additionally, I am a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

BACP

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

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with those trying to overcome compulsion to view pornography.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are determined by income as below:

  • In receipt of benefits                               £25 (9am to 5pm only)
  • Earning between £12k - £35k                 £40
  • Earn Earning between £35k - £60k         £60
  • Earning above £60k -                             £80

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available either face-to-face or on-line.

Further information

I have experience of working in a busy NHS medical practice, an addiction centre and in Church counselling services.

Therapy may be short term or open ended. I have experience of both and recognise the value of each in the right circumstances; we can discuss what might be best for you during our first session. Sessions last 50 minutes and generally take place at the same time each week.

I offer on-line counselling or face-to-face at my Richmond counselling room. I have been counselling on-line for several years and am experienced using this medium.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations

Key details

Reception area and a lift provided.

Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall