Andy Rayner, MBACP, mBPS
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 time focused 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
· Adverse experiences in childhood or growing up
· 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 theory, techniques and tools from all the modalities i.e. humanistic, psychodynamic and analytic, CBT, plus other theories besides. 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. Appointment availability does vary according to who I am meeting with at any one time.
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
Certificate of Proficiency – BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) – registered member
BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology with Philosophy
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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 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.
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 and suggest consider referring to Relate if you seek couples work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||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