Andy Meads

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Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About me:

As a qualified Humanistic and Integrative counsellor, if you choose to work with me I will value your uniqueness, listen to you and witness your story. Through counselling, you can find the way through the challenges you are currently facing by talking openly within a safe and confidential space.

It feels to me that I am privileged to have built up a wealth of experience over more than 25 years of working with and learning from so many people. I have worked with lots of different people in a wide range of voluntary and statutory health and social care settings.

Before counselling adults, my experiences have included working with homeless people, with children and young people, with the elderly, and supporting families under stress.

Since November 2016, I have worked therapeutically with adults who have been experiencing difficulties, including depression, stress, anxiety, relationship worries, abuse, childhood and adult trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, loss, and bereavement.

Whatever people have brought to their sessions, they have found that being listened to, having a safe and confidential space and gaining self-awareness has been a helpful experience for them.

As a counsellor, I have learnt that people value the emotional space to share their fears, wounds and hopes.

As your counsellor, I will not tell you what to do or give you the answers but rather I will 'walk alongside you' without judgement. Metaphorically, as I 'walk alongside you', I may hold up a torch as you explore along an individual path of self discovery. I always aim to work in a way that shows compassion.

Face to Face sessions:

My Face to Face sessions currently take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in wonderful practice rooms in Corsham, which is within easy reach of surrounding areas including Bath, Melksham, Chippenham, Trowbridge.

Phone Sessions:

I also offer Telephone Counselling on Mondays.

Training, qualifications & experience


2019: Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (with Distinction) from Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC)

2016: Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC)

2014: Master of Arts in Childhood and Youth from The Open University

2007: Professional Certificate in Management (Health and Social Care) from The Open University

2007: Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Health and Social Care from The Open University

Current Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (PESI)

  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Life Coaching
  • Anxiety
  • Anger and Aggression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Working with Trauma
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Other CPD includes:

2020/21: Online and Telephone Counselling

2019: Working Therapeutically with Suicide Ideation

2019: Introduction to Internal Family Systems

2018: Talking about Loss and Grief

2018: Working with Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£30.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Scale of charges for Counselling Sessions:

People are currently facing lots of financial pressure due to the cost of living crisis.

For this reason I have decided to offer a scale of charges and my hope is that this will enable people to continue to access support during these difficult and uncertain times.

My scale of charges ranges from £30 to £70 per session depending on individual financial circumstances.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Next Steps

If you are interested in seeking counselling with me, whether that is face-to-face or telephone, do contact me via email or phone (email is best), using the links on this website. I aim to respond within one week to any enquiry but due to the demand for counselling it can take up to two weeks. I will contact you to arrange an Informal Phone Call (charged at £30 per 50 minute call) to discuss what you are looking to get out of counselling. Please check my website for details: HTTPS://

Leafield Way, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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