Andrew Power Whitelaw
I want to offer you some encouragement as you scroll through this site looking for a counsellor - it is not easy to do when you're feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or apathetic. You're here though. You're already doing something to help yourself, or someone you care about.
It's hard to know what to include in these introductions to 'sell myself', because ultimately I don't want to feel like that's what I'm doing. I want to be genuine and honest with you, and let you get to know me instead of throwing a bunch of qualifications and training at you (which I have by the way, don't worry!).
I recognise that starting counselling can be nerve-racking, but the one thing that I can promise you is that you will feel much more comfortable speaking with me than you currently think you will. I offer a free 30-minute video call where we can talk and you can ask any questions that you have about starting counselling, so why not meet with me and test out my promise.
There are no expectations with the counselling I offer. Just come as you are, let me see the world and your life from your perspective, and together we will work through the things that feel important to you. If you want, have a look at my website 'www.unconditionalcounselling.co.uk' to read a bit more about me and what sessions with me are like.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy
COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
You may not know exactly what or how you feel, and why. Don't worry if you can't find an item on this list that you identify with - I can work with you even if you're not sure what is going on for you. Your mental health matters regardless of whether you think your particular issues fit into a category or not.
£50.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session
I work Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm. I can inform you of whether I have a waitlist in place if you email me at: email@example.com
I offer a free 30-minute initial session for you to ask any questions you might have about counselling or the service I offer. This is not a counselling session as such, but rather a chance for you to get a feel for whether counselling is for you.
Get in touch with me by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org