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Andrew Kearins MA MBACP

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5QF
07915674720
Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5QF

About me

About me

My name is Andrew, and I am a fully qualified, full time professional counsellor/psychotherapist with a proven track record of helping people work through all kinds of problems. I offer a safe and confidential space where you can feel understood and listened to without judgment while I use my skills to help you make sense of life and its problems.

My Training

My core training is integrative, meaning that I draw on a broad range of theoretical approaches, ways of working and types of interventions to assist clients with whatever it is they’re struggling with.

I chose to initially train in an integrated approach because I believe that this allows me the freedom and flexibility required to remain open, responsive and fundamentally informed by the needs of the clients I work with, whilst co-creating a treatment approach with them that is as unique as they are.

I have since trained in other types of therapy and intervention which increase my ability to assist clients in more creative ways and enhance this flexibility. I passionately believe that we are all individual and different, and so it’s important for me as a therapist, that I’m able to work in ways that acknowledge and nurture that difference while ultimately respecting the very essence of what makes us everything we are.

How I can help

I have worked very successfully with hundreds of clients from a wide range of backgrounds. I am highly competent in working with a variety of presenting issues including, but not limited to; anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive), depression and low mood, stress, addiction, grief, self-esteem, relationship issues, abuse, self-harm, dissociative disorders, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

What to expect in your first session

In the first session we will be mainly running through how we will work together which we call our counselling contract. It an opportunity for you to ask any questions and for me to further explain how I work. I will also request some basic demographics and your GP details in this session. The rest of the session will be you outlining your background and what has brought you to therapy. Feel free to contact me with any queries you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience and Qualifications

In terms of my therapeutic practice, I am trained to Master’s level integrative therapy, utilising a range of models. I work with an individualised perspective, quickly building an open relationship, supporting an exploration of past events that are affecting the client’s current experiences, behaviours and relationships. I also have extensive experience of CBT (including trauma-focused), person-centred therapy, mindfulness and solution-focused therapy.

Deciding upon a counsellor or psychotherapist is no easy task. In all honesty, much of it depends on personal connection.

However, qualifications and experience do play a part. I have:

  • over twenty years’ experience working within the mental health field
  • seven years’ leading a counselling service at a leading Occupational Health company
  • qualifications in Counselling and Psychotherapy to Master’s level
  • in excess of 3500 hours clinical practice
  • extensive experience of working with both individuals and organisations
  • specialist trauma experience including disassociation and recovery that is regularly called upon by the emergency services
  • qualifications and experience as a mediator, having worked with some well-known corporate organisations in the North West
  • provided consultative support and counselling to social workers/Teachers and related professions to improve their management of emotionally challenging situations
  • led and managed a drug and alcohol service for homeless people in Dublin
  • provided wellbeing consultancy to a range of organisations in the private and public sectors
  • worked as a facilitator and trainer in the field of wellbeing and mental health

Member organisations

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

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

  • Consultative support - I have experience of providing this for a range of professionals including teachers, social workers and the emergency services.
  • Facilitator and trainer in the field of wellbeing and mental health.
  • Accredited Mediator - I have facilitated conflict resolution with a number of organisations.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

£60

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

  • Often, choosing the right therapist is informed by personal connection. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your needs and how we might be able to work together.
  • One to one counselling or psychotherapy with adults (18+). as well group therapy.
  • Long or short term counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Face-to-face and working online (video) or over the phone.

M One Studios
8 Lower Ormond St
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M1 5QF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My room is on the third floor of a Georgian Grade II listed former cotton mill and there is currently no lift access. I am more than happy to discuss alternative arrangements with prospective clients who have specific mobility needs.

Availability

Daytime or evening sessions - I can often offer times to work around personal and professional commitments. Situated just off Oxford Road, my practice is easy to by car or public transport.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
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