Andy Rayner, MBACP, mBPS

Burton-on-Trent
Staffordshire
DE14

07528 185388

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Burton-on-Trent
Staffordshire
DE14

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 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

·        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 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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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.

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 and suggest consider 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

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

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
Adults
Older adults