Andy Crossley

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

BA, PGDipCouns, MNCPS Acc.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you looking for greater understanding of yourself and the experiences you have faced?

Do you want to make meaningful change in your life? 

From personal experience, I know how difficult life can be at times and how challenging it is to cope with our thoughts, feelings and emotions.

You may be struggling with bereavement, grief and loss or struggling with issues around your identity. Anxiety and depression could be holding you back from getting on with life. Coping with unresolved feelings of anger or suicidal thoughts can seem impossible. These are all areas in which I have personal interest as well as extensive experience working with. 

Given how complex and overwhelming things can feel, it can be difficult to talk to our family and friends about our problems; it is often easier to speak to someone who is not emotionally involved in our lives. As a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist, I offer a warm, non-judgemental space where you will be listened to and actively heard.

My therapy practice views you as the unique expert in your own life. Working together, we can help you explore and have a greater understanding of yourself, the experiences, and the issues you have faced. You will be able to express yourself freely in a safe therapeutic environment. Through the empathy and support received, you can gain greater self-acceptance to make meaningful change and discover your true authentic self.

If you would like a space to feel truly heard and understood, call or email me to arrange a free 15 minute consultation to explore how we could work together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I also have a particular interest in the impact on mental health because of ill health. This is a result of my personal experience of living with a chronic health condition. Coming to terms with, accepting and subsequently living with ill-health was a challenge and had a significant impact on my mental wellbeing.

Fortunately, I sought the help and support of a therapist. From personal experience, I fully understand the benefit counselling can bring in helping people get through dark times. Therapy helped me gain self-acceptance and supported me to make positive changes and achieve personal growth in my life.

Alongside my work in private practice, I have worked with several organisations and charities offering mental health support to people in the local area. This includes a charity specifically focused on improving the lives of men and increasing men's access to counselling. As a once reluctant client myself, I am passionate about breaking down the stigma and barriers men may experience around mental health.

I trained for several years up to and including a Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. I am currently completing a master’s degree.

I am an Accredited Registrant (MNCPS Acc.) of the NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Therapies offered

Photos & videos

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Block of 6 sessions: £275 (£46 per session)

I ask for payment to be made at the time of booking and at least 48 hours prior to the session. This is to confirm the session.

I offer complete flexibility in terms of frequency of appointments. Like most therapists, I am happy to offer regular weekly sessions, but I also understand that a more flexible approach may be needed by some clients.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Spaces
Zoom