About me

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction or relationship issues, then counselling can offer an effective way of working to overcome these feelings. I use an evidence-based approach to therapy that can provide rapidly effective results. 
I offer therapy using the TEAM-CBT approach which has been shown to be extremely effective in working with anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship issues.  As part of our work together we would carry out brief mood assessments to ensure ther therapy is being effective. Results from clients over the last year show average drops in anxiety from 39% to 5% and in depression of 38% to 4% over 5 or 6 weeks.

I offer the option of outdoor counselling, based on the Downs, either as a 'walk and talk', or including some running at an easy pace. I also hold sessions remotely for those who would prefer, either by Zoom or over the phone.

How to get started

Please feel free to browse my website and either contact through there or via this site. We can then arrange a free phone consultation for you to decide if it is something you would like to pursue. It is important that you find someone who you feel is the right fit for you and, if after an initial meeting you think that could be me, we would arrange a subsequent block of sessions

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in supportive roles all my life as a teacher, a community worker and volunteering with homeless people and more recently asylum seekers and refugees. As a qualified counsellor and keen advocate of the benefits of exercise, I love combining the two areas and seeing the life changes and growth people are able to make by engaging in counselling in this way.

Qualifications and training:

  • FdA Counselling
  • TEAM CBT Level 3 certified therapist
  • LiRF certificate in Leadership in Running Fitness
  • Outdoor Therapy Training Workshop
  • Member of BACP

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£40 for an hour long session

I have a limited number of concessionary places available. Please ask for details.

Availability

I have availability during weekdays. Please contact me to arrange an introductory session.

Bristol
BS9

Bristol
Avon
BS6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Andy Persson

Andy Persson