Andrew Hodder MBACP (registered) Dip. CBT Dip. Psychotherapy MSc. Counselling

Andrew Hodder MBACP (registered) Dip. CBT Dip. Psychotherapy  MSc. Counselling


07725 311619

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07725 311619

About me

Finding the right counsellor to suit your needs can be difficult, therefore I offer a free initial consultation to help identify your issues, and for you to learn a little about the way we can work together. I am a Masters Degree educated counsellor and psychotherapist with nearly 25 years professional experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. I have 21 years experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy, short term (6 sessions) and longer term in GP practices in Bath, Wiltshire and Somerset, and in private practice.

I believe that no single counselling or therapy approach suits the needs of a broad spectrum of people or presenting problems and therefore, work integratively using a number of counselling approaches including psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic Counselling, and Transactional Analysis.

I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation to allow you to decide whether I am the right thaerapist for you.

I have rooms in Trowbridge and Rode (Nr Frome).

I am a reistered member of BACP and work to their code of ethics and practice.

I have experience working with issues including:

Depression, Anxiety and Panic, Stress, OCD, Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addictions, Grief and Loss, Relationship Problems, Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Eating Disorders, Bi-polar Disorder, Bullying, Child Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual and neglect), Low Self-confidence, Low Self-esteem, Termination/Miscarraige, Sexuality, Work Related Issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications

Registered Mental Nurse (hons) 1977-1980

Enrolled Nurse General 1982-1984

Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (full time course) 1987-1988

MSc. Counselling (University of Bristol) 1992-1994

Diploma in CBT 2014 - 2015

Professional profile

  • 37 years professional experience in the NHS
  • 27 years experience working with those having moderate to serious mental health problems, emotional distress and as a psychotherapist within the NHS
  • Masters degree educated
  • A wide knowledge of a number of theoretical models of counselling and psychotherapy, both brief and long-term.
  • I have previously held Senior Lecturing and Tutoring Posts at some of the UK’s top Universities.
  • Experience in developing training programmes, a trauma de-briefing service, evaluation tools and counselling systems

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Loss and transition

Job Loss and Redundancy


Support for family members regarding self-harm

Psychotherapy groups and focussed groups such as:
Overcoming depression
Anxiety management
Anger issues


Fees are capped at £40 for a 60 minute session and I offer a sliding scale of fees negotiable at the initial consultation.. My aim is to provide affordable counselling for all in times of distress or for personal development.

I have rooms situated in Trowbridge and Rode and can be flexible regarding times of sessions. Sessions do not have to be weekly and you have a choice regarding regularity.

An increasing number of Health Insurance Companies are including Counselling as part of their health & well being package - it's worth enquiring to check if the cost can be claimed back.

I can now offer counselling by SKYPE removing the necessity to travel. Please contact to arrange an initial free assessment online.

Further information

I am also a qualified supervisor with 19 years experience of supervising counsellors, therapists and health workers in higher education, the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations and private practice.

I offer reduced fees for supervision or counselling to counsellors in training.

Maps & Directions

Rode, BA11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Supervision & training

I have been practising as a supervisor for 23 years since training at Bristol University.

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