Andrew Meader

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Bristol, BS3
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

"It is the relationship that heals" - Irvin D. Yalom

Why come to see a counsellor?

We all experience difficulties at one time or another. It could be that our relationships aren’t all we'd like them to be. Or perhaps we feel anxious, depressed, lonely, or we’re grieving a loss. Perhaps we behave in ways that we'd rather not, or that we don't understand. Or maybe life has lost its meaning, we've lost our sense of direction, feel stuck, or just don't know who we are any more.

Counselling offers a safe, confidential space in which to explore such issues in relationship with someone who is skilled, non-judgemental, and really there for you. A space in which to come to terms with things, and allow them to change for the better.

Counselling generally works best on a weekly basis. Short term therapy for specific issues may last for a few months, while deeper work may continue for several years.

Training, qualifications & experience

What kind of a counsellor am I?

Now in my mid-50s, I became a counsellor at 40-something. I bring all of my rich and varied life’s experience into my work with clients.

After a total of four and a half years of training, I qualified at Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I now work exclusively in private practice, with a diverse group of people, and a wide range of issues.

I’m primarily a person-centred counsellor, integrating Buddhist, Jungian and psychodynamic understanding into my approach to helping others. I love deep, life-changing work; exploring what it is to be human, and, in particular, how it is to be you. I aim to enter as authentically as I can into relationship with my clients. In my experience, the understanding and change you seek can be found in such a therapeutic relationship.

Please feel free to ask whether I think I can be of help to you.

Qualifcations and trainings:

  • Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (Level 6, BCPC)
  • Diploma in Relational Mindfulness CPD (Karuna Institute)
  • EFT Levels 1 & 2
  • Certificate in Trauma Therapy (Level 6, The Grove)

I'm a member of BACP, and abide by their Ethical Framework.

I’m fully insured.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual, Religious, Buddhism


£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer a free 50-minute, initial session, so you can find out whether I’m the right counsellor for you. If you decide that you’d like to go on to have therapy with me, I then charge £55 for 50-minute sessions.

I offer several low cost places a week. Please feel free to ask about this if my normal fee is more than you can afford.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I see clients Monday to Wednesday. My first session of the day starts at 9am, and my last starts at 4:30pm.

Further information

I'm happy to work with you in-person, or remotely (by Zoom or telephone).

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


Andrew Meader
Andrew Meader