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About me

Practical counselling in a complicated world.  If you're struggling with confidence issues or feeling anxious in the current climate, please get in touch.

*NOW OFFERING SINGLE-SESSION THERAPY*  Please get in touch for details.

Hi, I'm Andy and I'm a person-centred counsellor with experience of a wide variety of clients but specialising in helping people with anxiety and self-esteem issues.  I offer a range of services from single-session therapy to longer engagements.  I believe in a straight forward, relational approach to counselling with no bells or whistles.  I recognise that times are tough at the moment and believe I can help unlock the potential we all have to make the best of the present situation. I can't promise that I'll be the right fit for everyone but please get in touch if you want to see if my kind of counselling is right for you.

At the moment I work face to face at the Sage Therapy Centre in Nottingham.  However, I also work online or over the phone for those who can't make it in person. I also offer walk and talk therapy outdoors. 

Please get in touch if you think I could help, even if the price is putting you off.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Keele University) (Level 7 course).
  • Registered Member of the BACP.
  • Online counselling certified by counsellingtutor.com
  • 2 years working as a counsellor helping sexual abuse survivors.
  • 3 years as a child bereavement support worker.
  • Workshop: An Introduction to Taking Therapy Outdoors delivered by WhitePeak Wellbeing.
  • Single -Session Therapy workshop.

Member organisations


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


Single-session therapy

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free chat to arrange initial session

£40 for initial session (usually online).

£50 for subsequent sessions (but don't be put off if this is too much- get in touch). Face to face, online or outside.


Let me know of your availability and I'll do my best to work with you.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


Andy Lawton-Collins MBACP PGDip Counselling & Pyschotherapy

Andy Lawton-Collins MBACP PGDip Counselling & Pyschotherapy