Andy Rayner, MBACP, MBPsS

Andy Rayner, MBACP, MBPsS


07528 185388

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07528 185388

About me

Hello and welcome,

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor based in comfortable consulting rooms close to the centre of Burton-on-Trent and within easy reach of the A38/A50 link roads.

I offer short-term and open-ended/long-term counselling to individuals from all walks of life.  I provide a non-judgemental, caring and confidential space in which you can safely explore and reflect upon your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

I have 10yrs experience working with individuals who have come to see me with concerns ranging from

·        Anxiety

·        Depression

·        Adverse experiences in childhood or growing up

·        Trauma

·        Bereavement

·        Adjustment to change/transition

·        Relationship problems

·        Work stress, etc.

I have worked with individuals with diagnoses of enduring mental health conditions, and individuals with autism spectrum concerns.

In terms of how I work; my approach is integrative and relational.  This means drawing on ideas and strategies from a number of approaches e.g. humanistic, psychodynamic and analytic, CBT, plus others.  I also draw on latest developments from the research literature and neuroscience.  Forming these into a client centred, philosophically coherent approach aimed towards integration & more authentic ways of living for my clients.  What is particular to this approach is the emphasis on the client-therapist relationship being at the heart of the therapy.

Ordinarily I meet with people at the same day & time each week.  I can offer weekday daytime, evening and Saturday appointments.

Normally, I suggest beginning with a phone conversation followed by an initial consultation, during which we will discuss your concerns, what your aims for the work are, and, importantly, try to work out whether we are a good match to work together.  We will also agree how to proceed thereafter.

After you have read about how I work and what I can offer, and if you find you want to enquire further about counselling with me, please do not hesitate to call or email using the contact details below.

Training, qualifications & experience

One of the most parts of any counsellor training is their own experience of counselling.  Through this I understand the excitement, fears and struggles involved with this work.

In terms of my formal training and qualifications;

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by professional Studies – Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University – I have already completed 5yrs of this training & am presently on a study break before sitting the final assessments.

Certificate of Proficiency – BACP

BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology with Philosophy

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) – registered member

The British Psychological Society – graduate member

BPS Division of Counselling Psychology (DCop) – in training member

As part of my continuing professional development I regularly attend workshops & seminars relevant to the field.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I charge £40 for a 50 minute weekly session and offer a half price initial consultation.  I do offer a small number of reduced price appointments each week for those in hardship, please ask about concessionary places.  At present I am only able to accept payment in cash, cheque or by bank transfer.

I do have to charge for missed sessions or sessions cancelled at short notice (<24hrs) except in some exceptional circumstances.  If I am able to make use of the appointment for someone else then the fee is waived.

Further information

My consulting rooms have wheel chair access.  If you require this please discuss this with me in advance of any booking.  There is blue badge parking on site.  For all other clients there is roadside parking available nearby.

I hold professional indemnity & Public Liability Insurance.  I subscribe to the codes of ethics of my professional member organisations i.e. BACP and BPS.

At present I do not work with couples.  I would suggest referring to Relate if you seek couples work.

Maps & Directions

Burton-on-Trent, DE14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


I am unable to answer my phone/emails when I am working. Please leave a message or email me and I will respond as soon as I am able.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme