Andrew Heining MBACP
Hi, my name is Andrew. I am a 39-year-old mental health counsellor. How are things going for you? Want to take a minute to talk? It can be good to be heard.
My aim, or role, is to help you understand any pain or stress you are feeling without judgment and help to find ways through it to a better, healthier place.
I am guided by the belief that you are the expert in your own life, and through counselling can explore and grow in knowledge and understanding of your own experiences and situation.
Currently, I can work with people from the age of seventeen-years-old upward on this.
How does that sound to you?
Call/text 07378 77 55 69 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can have a brief chat about how things are for you and what we can do about it.
Training, qualifications & experience
Current Qualifications & Training:
- Foundation in Psychodynamic Counselling via The Counselling Foundation https://counsellingfoundation.org/
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (as above)
- Certificate of Proficiency (MBACP)
- 2016 Group Supervision at The Counselling Foundation (Bedford)
- 2016-2020 The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living (ended due to COVID-19)
- 2019-2020 Private practice in Milton Keynes & Hitchin
Specific professional development in:
- via Carolyn Spring Ltd https://www.carolynspring.com/
- Trauma & The Body: Somatisation and Dissociation
- Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals
- Working with Dissociative Disorder in Clinical Practice
- Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
- Child Sexual Abuse: Hope For Healing
- Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-harm
Further relevant development:
- How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer (BACP)
- A practical guide to UK human rights and discrimination law
- Safeguarding Adults Awareness Training (Common Induction Standard 6) via NAPPI Uk.
- Induction Training: Communication Skills and Lone Working via Druglink https://www.druglink.co.uk
The above is supplemented by e-learning also via Druglink on Housing Basics; Equalities & Diversity; Data Protection Act essentials; Drug & Alcohol Awareness; The Cycle of Change.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, sessions may take place either via telephone or video call (with a view to in-person meets being available as soon as is possible should that be desired).
Low-Cost from £10
Full-Cost from £25
Concessions offered for
Although my background is in psychodynamic practice, I am not wedded to one particular theory, instead believing that different methods and interventions work for different people.
Given all of us have our particular emotional issues and histories, appreciating, understanding, and owning our life story is central to being able to take hold of right now and the future which unfolds from it. Helping you to that point is what I aim to do.
Sessions are 50 minutes long for one to one therapy and usually take place weekly. My work is primarily open-ended, which means that sessions are typically booked week by week (unless agreed otherwise) to meet your needs.
Your first session
How about we talk about you and go from there?