I'm a fully qualified, highly experienced counsellor based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. My approach is a personal one, offering a respectful, thoughtful and non-judgemental professional relationship.
With more than 20 years experience, I have worked with a wide variety of people and concerns.
What is counselling for?
Counselling can be about better understanding your thoughts, feelings and relationships. It can be about changing how you feel about yourself or a situation, or finding new meaning in life. It might be about the past or the present, the loss of someone or something, dealing with traumatic experiences, 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, depressed or confused, then counselling can often help.
Where do I work?
I work in a comfortable, quiet and discreet office in Basing View, central Basingstoke, close to the shopping centre and bus/train stations. There is free parking.
I also offer online counselling (via video call) - please get in touch for details.
What happens now?
Just get in touch - email, text or call is fine - and we can arrange an initial session. I usually respond to enquiries within a day or two. If you email (or use the contact form and request an email response) but don't hear back after a few days, please check your junk folder.
Please see my website for more information about counselling, how I work and my fees. And if you have any questions, please let me know.
Counselling is confidential. This means I will not disclose any information about you without your consent. Please see my website for more information on privacy, confidentiality and the possible exceptions. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have more than 20 years experience as a counsellor. 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. Most recently, I completed the Core and Therapeutic Supervision trainings at the Centre for Supervision & Team Development (CSTD), London.
Experience in a variety of settings, including private practice, further education, an adult crisis centre, a youth counselling service, a university, a sexual abuse helpline and a prison.
For many years I managed the counselling services for two Hampshire colleges of further and higher education, and now run a private counselling and supervision 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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with whatever you bring to our sessions. If you don't see your concerns listed above, then you are still welcome to see me for counselling.
My fees are £30 for the intitial appointment, which is a full fifty minute session, and £55 for any further sessions. If you are on a low income, I may have reduced fee sessions available. Please contact me for details.
Please see my website for more information: www.andyrogerscounselling.com