Andrew Murfin

About me

Whatever you come to counselling for; a build up of daily stresses or major life event, I offer a non-judgemental confidential space where you matter and feel valued. I will help you reflect on what you are experiencing and look at ways you might understand your difficulties better. We will work together to help you find your inner resources and strengths, and help with whatever is holding you back from living life to the full.

My varied life experiences and dealing with adversity in my own life help me relate well in an honest and down-to-earth way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualified to CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Creative Therapeutic Interventions, Person-centred / Client centred Counselling.
  • Please take a look at the person centred counselling approach at the end of this profile.
  • Trained for over 10 years in Counselling skills theory and practice.
  • Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Care Level 3
  • Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Supervision.
  • Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Group work Facilitation.

EMDR Level 1

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

  • Major Life Changes
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Relationship issues / Past or Present
  • Past experiences
  • Low self-Esteem
  • Lacking confidence
  • Exploring who you really are


Also: loneliness, life transitions (such as career change, moving house/area, empty nest, new parenthood), work issues, low mood, bullying, loss, bereavement, spiritual exploration and personal development.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


Appointment times and costs per session.

Individual clients: £50 per session. One hour.

Reduced fees for students requiring counselling as part of their ongoing training requirements.

Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday - Friday.

Weekend appointments are available in some circumstances if required.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Person-Centred Counselling (also known as “Client-Centred” or Rogerian” counselling)

This approach to counselling and psychotherapy sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. But this is inevitably blocked or distorted by our life experiences, in particular those who tell us we are only loved or valued if we behave in certain ways and not others, or have certain feelings and not others. As a result, because we have a deep need to feel valued, we tend to distort or deny to our awareness those of our inner experiences that we believe will not be acceptable.

The counsellor or psychotherapist in this approach aims to provide an environment in which the client does not feel under threat or judgement. This enables the client to experience and accept more of who they are as a person, and reconnect with their own values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources enables them to find their own way to move forward.

The counsellor or psychotherapist works to understand the client's experience from the client's point of view, and to positively value the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and genuine as another human being. These attitudes of the therapist towards the client will only be helpful if the client experiences them as real within the relationship, and so the nature of the relationship that the counsellor and client create between themselves is crucial for the success of therapy.

16 Rannoch Close
DE22 2SJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


8am to 9pm Mondays & Thursdays Last client starts 8pm Weekdays, 8am to 2pm weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


My supervisor is an independent counsellor in her own right and also works within a university setting.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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