Andy McFadyen Counselling & Psychotherapy

Andy McFadyen Counselling & Psychotherapy

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About me


Hi, my name is Andy and I offer counselling and psychotherapy in the Preston area. 

Although things are improving, unfortunately there’s still a lot of stigma for people around seeking support for their mental health. I feel it’s important people are able to access professional mental health support regardless of who they are. Many people are struggling with something in life, a lot more than you may think, and sometimes knowing you aren’t alone can bring a sense of comfort. A lot of celebrities have raised awareness by speaking out about their own struggles (look at Stormzy, Robbie Williams, Ariana Grande for example) which has encouraged others to do the same. My aim is to offer a space where talking about your struggles is a completely acceptable and normal thing to do. I hope you are able to live a more meaningful and purposeful life as a result of us working together.

How do I work?

  • I use an integrative approach which means drawing from a number of theoretical approaches to meet the needs of the client.
  • Approaches used are emotion focused, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and solution focused therapies.
  • I am able to work both short and long term.
  • Where necessary and appropriate, I may offer suggestions or bring in some of my own experiences in order to help the therapeutic process.
  • I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you are able to work through your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
  • I have worked with people with a variety of problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and relationship problems.
  • I also have a particular interest in working with depression and anxiety disorders using an integrative perspective.
  • I use a specific and tailored approach to help manage the depression or anxiety as well as addressing and dealing with the root causes.
  • Sessions will be done at your own pace and will be reviewed every three to six sessions to make sure you are happy with the way we’re working, and you are getting what you need from the therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BA (Hons) Communication (Uclan)
  • Postgraduate Certificate Advanced Counselling skills for practice
  • PG Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy.

Additional training & Continual Professional Development Workshops

  • Focusing as a life skill- an introduction to focusing (2016)
  • Mindfulness & Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) (2017)
  • Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy (2017)
  • Working at Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2018)
  • A day on meaning (2018)


I have experience of working with people with mild to severe mental health needs such as:-

  • Depression,
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder

Other issues I have worked with include and are not limited to:

  • Relationship problems
  • Gambling
  • Drug and Alcohol misuse
  • People caring for those with long term health conditions.

Member organisations


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  • I offer a free, 15 minute no obligation consultation.
  • Individual 50 minute (face-to-face) session £40 per hour.
  • Individual 50 minute (skype or facetime) session £40 per hour.

Payment methods-

  • Cash
  • Bank transfer
  • Cheque
  • Paypal

Further information

  • As a member of the BACP i adhere to their code of ethical practice.
  • I attend monthly supervision
  • I attend continual professional development events throughout the year
  • I have a current and valid Enhanced DBS check.

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR2 9UP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

The room I use for my practice is upstairs, so if you are unable to manage stairs, I will try to find another premises to suit you.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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