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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 monitor progress to evaluate and ensure effectiveness of the therapy. Currently the average scores across all my clients have dropped over a few sessions from:
Depression - 34 to 1
Anxiety -      46 to 2.5
Anger -          23 to 0
This is largely down to the latest CBT model I use which was developed in the USA and is beginning to be adopted in the UK due to its effectiveness at treating the root of peoole's issues.

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 1 certified therapist
  • LiRF certificate in Leadership in Running Fitness
  • Outdoor Therapy Training Workshop

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

Fees

£40 for an hour long session

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

Concessions offered for

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

Availability

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

Key details

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Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Andy Persson MBACP - Outdoor Counsellor

Andy Persson MBACP - Outdoor Counsellor