Andy Weller - Outdoor Counsellor, Humanistic, Registered MBACP
Whatever you are going through, no matter how anxious or worried you are, I offer a confidential space, where you can express yourself without fear of being judged. I will give you the time you need to be heard and will respond to you with honesty and compassion.
In terms of experience I have been working therapeutically with clients in outdoor and indoor spaces, both in the last few years as an outdoor counsellor and in the past as an experienced teacher and qualified mountain leader.
Recently I have worked as an associate trainer with MIND with organisations such as Lakeland and the Oaklea Trust on aspects of well being and mental health. I also work with clients with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
As well as professional qualifications I have personal experience of bereavement which may help if you are trying to find your way through grief or loss. I am a registered member of the BACP and the IOL and abide by their code of ethics.
My counselling practice is at Brigflatts, next to a wild life meadow and forest glade, with easy access to the River Rawthey and the Howgills. The natural outdoor spaces we will be using are vibrant spaces, healing places. Good spaces to begin the process of explore your life more deeply and to find more satisfying ways of living. When current restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so, there will be the possibility of working indoors too in a spacious, attractive, well ventilated room which allows for social distancing in the Undercroft, a grade 2 listed building in the historic grounds of Brigflatts Quaker Meeting.
Online or by telephone may a useful option if you are working from home, do not wish to travel, have mobility issues or if the weather is very cold and wet. The initial consultation is free and lasts half an hour. All other sessions last an hour and cost £40. There are concessions available for key workers and those on low incomes.
If you would like to know more about me, how I work and why I work outdoors visit me on my website at www.andyweller.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
Diploma in Counselling, MA in Outdoor and Experiential learning, Advanced Post Qualification Diploma in Outdoor Counselling, PGCE in Education, Mountain Leader (Summer), Outdoor First Aid (2 day).
Membership of Professional bodies includes: Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL)
Recent training includes: training with South Lakeland MIND in Mental Health, PTSD.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues around bereavement
The initial consultation is free.
All subsequent sessions cost £40 an hour.
Half price sessions available for key workers, those on low incomes or unemployed.
Concessions offered for
I offer zoom or telephone consultations. This may suit you if you are living in a rural location and don't wish to engage in unnecessary travel. I also work outdoors in a quiet and peaceful space. Nearby is a wild flower meadow and a forest glade with easy access to river walks. When working indoors is possible, I can offer a well lit, spacious and well ventilated room which allows for social distancing.