Andy Rogers - MBACP (Registered Member); PGDip Couns
Arena Business Centres
I'm a fully qualified, highly experienced counsellor and service coordinator, based in Basingstoke. My approach is a personal one, offering a respectful, thoughtful and non-judgemental professional relationship. This is not about treating symptoms or telling you what to do, but about working to understand your concerns, so that together we can begin to make sense of things and find a way through.
What is counselling for?
Counselling can be about better understanding your thoughts, feelings and relationships, changing how you feel about yourself or a situation, or finding new meaning in life. It can be about the past or the present, the loss of someone or something, or feeling stuck in ongoing circumstances, whether that's in work, family life or just in how you feel in yourself. It can be a place to find hope during difficult times, or somewhere to tackle a specific problem.
If you feel stressed, anxious or depressed, or have had others tell you that you've changed and that they are worried about you, then counselling might be for you. You might have been referred to IAPT (or iTalk) by your GP but want to see someone sooner, or are looking for something more in-depth. Or you might have a sense that something is not quite right but don't know why - counselling can be useful for working this out this too.
Where do I work?
I work in a comfortable, quiet and discreet office in central Basingstoke, close to the shopping centre and bus/train stations. There is free parking.
What happens now?
Just get in touch (email, text or call is fine) and we can arrange an initial session.
Please check my website for more information about counselling, how I work, and my fees. And if you have any questions, let me know.
Counselling is confidential. This means I will not discuss your attendance, or what you say, with anyone else, without your consent. We will talk about any exceptions to this agreement when we first meet, but if you have any questions in advance, feel free to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 20 years' experience as a counsellor/psychological therapist. In 1999 I completed a BACP accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in person-centred counselling at the University of East Anglia and have since undertaken many other professional development activities.
My experience has involved counselling in a variety of settings, including an adult crisis centre, a youth counselling service, a university, a sexual abuse helpline, and a prison. For many years I have managed the counselling services for two Hampshire colleges of further and higher education, and I now run a private practice in Basingstoke.
Since qualifying, I have written regularly about the world of counselling and psychotherapy, publishing numerous articles, columns, reviews and book chapters. For two years I was Ethical Dilemmas editor for the journal Self & Society. You can see a list of some of my published work at my website.
I'm a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (register no. 56904) and am fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
While our culture often categorises our concerns, labelling them in various ways, I work with whatever you are thinking, feeling or experiencing. If you don't see your concerns listed above, then you are still welcome to see me for counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me for availability. I offer some afternoon and evening appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Supervision for counsellors looking for a highly experienced practitioner with a deep understanding of person-centred work and many years experience as an employed counsellor and service coordinator in organisations, where I have offered both regular and ad hoc consultative support to counsellors and other professionals.View supervision profile