Andy Garland MSc, BEd, Dp.Hyp, MBACP (Accred)

Andy Garland MSc, BEd, Dp.Hyp, MBACP (Accred)

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Andy Garland Therapies - The Mental Health Clinic
Sophia House
28 Cathedral Road
South Glamorgan
CF11 9LJ

0800 612 2878

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About me

Andy Garland is a highly experienced, senior and accredited psychotherapist. Specialising in anxiety and depressive disorders. Along with being the Clinical Director at the practice his work also focuses on trauma cases, addictions, and medical legal instructions. He has specialist clinical experience working with children and adolescence managing self-harm and eating disorders.

He works closely with gender and sexual diverse groups, gaining a thorough grounding in this area of mental health. Further areas of expertise include complex bereavement, grief and relational issues.

Andy is the author of the Fear Busting® group of learning packages which he's delivered throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. He's also an associate lecturer at Cardiff University.

With over 22 years experience in human behavioural development, Andy continues to gain a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field of study. He also advises national organisations on mental health and employee well-being best practices.

Described as a 'natural therapist', 'dynamic' and 'engaging' by the people he works with. Over 70% of Andy's patients come from personal and medical personnel referrals.

You can find out more information on Andy by visiting his website and connecting on Instagram: TALKWITHANDY

Training, qualifications & experience

Andy's first degree was obtained from Cardiff University, where he graduated with a first class Bachelor of Education (BEd) with Honours in Adult Education and Developmental Psychology. 

His connection with Cardiff University remains with his post as associate lecturer in the School of Social Sciences.  He studied for his combined Master's degree within the Medicine, Dentistry and Health faculty at The University of Sheffield, graduating with a Master of Science (MSc) in Psychotherapy.

As well as his academic qualifications, Andy continues to update his skills and knowledge in his field with on-going development in the area of mental health psychology and wellbeing.

He holds a host of post-graduate qualifications relevant to his study, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Clinical Hypnotherapy Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Psychoanalytical therapy.

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Registered / Accredited


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Andy's private clinic is centrally based in the city of Cardiff with easy access to public transport and major routes in and out of the city. 

You can park easily at the Sophia Gardens car park immediately behind the building, and it’s just a few minutes walk away from the clinic.  They charge £1.90 for one hour and £3.10 for two hours. 

You can also park free of charge on Cathedral Road and the surrounding streets.  Please look out for certain parking restrictions in these areas.

You'll be met at the clinic by the friendly reception team, and will be able to relax in the private waiting area prior to your appointment.

Disabled access is available at the front of Andy's building into the reception area. There is a small flight of stairs to get to Andy's clinic on the first floor. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is available on the groundfloor in the main reception. If you have any special requirements please ask Andy when making your appointment and he'll do his best to accommodate any special requirements.

Each clinical appointment lasts for approximately 50 minutes.

Psychotherapy/Counselling - £65.00
Relationship Therapy - £85.00

Further information

Andy is an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a registered psychological therapisthe abides by the code of ethics and conduct outlined by these governing bodies.

He's a fully insured practitioner, and holds a current and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please ask Andy if you’d like to see his professional and academic certificates.

You can find Andy on Twitter @TALKwithANDY
Instagram: talkwithandy

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF11 9LJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Appointments are available Monday to Saturday with both early and late sessions offered.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme