Andrew Sanwell

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PGDip Counselling, MCOSCA
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Dundee, City of Dundee, DD1 4AF
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello and thank you for reading my profile. I work with adults coming to terms with life events. By life events, I mean times where something happens that shifts our way of living or questions our sense of self. You may be feeling one or more of curious, lost, overwhelmed, confused, and stuck.  Examples changes might be:

  • Receiving a life changing medical diagnosis
  • Getting married
  • Being divorced
  • Children leaving home
  • Retiring
  • A loved one dying
  • A family member received an autism / ADHD diagnosis

Whilst tough, life events present an opportunity to make profound changes in your life and that is what I will support you with.  Whilst I am happy to work with most people, I have special interests in working with:

  • people that suspect or discover their neurodiversity later in life
  • people that have chronic health conditions
  • male identity

I will provide a confidential, safe and stretching space where we can explore your life, gain insights, develop coping strategies and support your development.

Life is a journey of experiences around which we build a life-story. That story is often negative and critical. Join me if you want to change that. We will focus on the here-and-now and at times consider your history and cultural contexts.

You have already shown courage to get this far. Connect with me to take the next step.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

After completing the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, I undertook four years of training in Transactional Analysis. As part of my training, I had four years of my own personal therapy and two supervised placements where I saw clients on both a short- and long-term basis.

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked in computing within academia and the commercial sectors.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling using Transactional Analysis, COSCA
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling, Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
  • Certificate in Somatic Transactional Analysis, Physis Scotland

Member organisations

COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I understand having therapy is a major financial commitment. I do have some limited places at a concessionary rate.

Further information

I see clients in-person in the centre of Dundee and remotely by telephone and online via Zoom. Currently, I have availability in Dundee during working hours on Tuesdays. I also have slots available on Thursday morning for online and telephone sessions.

Tay Therapy Rooms, 30 Whitehall Street, Dundee, City of Dundee, DD1 4AF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Zoom
Andrew Sanwell
Andrew Sanwell