Andy Milner

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BSc (Hons), MBACP (Registered)
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Liverpool, L2 0NR
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About me

After my career as a professional footballer ended through injury, I retrained as a counsellor. I am a humanistic, integrative therapist - which, in plain English, means I provide a respectful, empathic, and non-judgemental space where you will be able to explore your emotions, thoughts, feelings, and actions. Together we will look at making sense of your past, explore what is troubling you in the present moment and work towards securing a future you can look forward to and embrace.

Through our sessions, I aim to help you gain new insights and a clearer understanding of your thoughts, feelings, emotions and thought processes. My mantra is to empower you become the best version of yourself. And, to that end, I usually won’t offer advice or tell you what to do, as I believe the expert in our relationship is you!

I mainly work in a Person-Centred way and the counselling I provide reflects this.
I also offer Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) if a client requests these, or I feel they may be of benefit.

During your initial consultation session, we can discuss these approaches and decide which is most suitable. Please ask for more details if you need any information on any or all of the above therapeutical methods.

Based in Merseyside, I am a qualified Level 6 Counsellor and Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). My practice is fully insured, GDPR compliant and I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Training, qualifications & experience

1st Class BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Salford.

I currently work part-time with a large, local government organisation in Merseyside as a Psychological Therapist; alongside my own private practice.

  • ​2021-2023: Counsellor with Better Help UK.
  • 2020-2022: Affiliate Psychotherapist at Cognacity (London).
  • 2018-2021: Volunteer counsellor at Yewdale Counselling, Skelmersdale.
  • 2019-2021: Volunteer counsellor at Macmillan Cancer Support, Southport.
  • 2018-2019: Volunteer counsellor at Infinity Initiatives, Manchester.
  • ​2015-2018: Volunteer with Samaritans, Cheshire.

I am committed to consistently improving my ability as a counsellor by attending continuous professional development. Some of the training courses I have undertaken include ones for bereavement, trauma, relationships, anxiety, depression & BPD.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Men's Issues


£50.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Sessions are £50.00 for individuals and £60.00 for couples. All sessions are 1 hour in duration.

Therapy sessions are typically offered on a fortnightly basis, and appointments need to be booked - and paid for - in advance.

Appointments are available at various days & times (please see below).

I offer a free 15-minute Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone consultation. Here you can tell me a little about what has brought you to therapy; while I can introduce myself, tell you more about how I work and answer any questions you may have.

Face-to-face appointments are available in Liverpool city centre, or Aigburth.
Virtual appointments are offered via Zoom.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Face-to-face sessions are offered Friday & Saturday.

Some virtual appointments are also available - please ask for more details.

Further information

I run the Merseyside branch of AndysManClub. A peer to peer support group and suicide prevention group for all men aged 18 and over.  Please ask for more information.

Liverpool Therapy Rooms, 34 Castle St, Liverpool, L2 0NR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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