Andy Weller - OUTDOORS and ONLINE Registered MBACP
Whatever you are going through, no matter how anxious or worried you are, I will listen and will respond with honesty and compassion.
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.
I have been working therapeutically with clients outdoors both in the last few years as an outdoor counsellor and in the past as an experienced teacher with young people. Recently I have worked as an associate trainer with MIND with organisations such as Lakeland and the Oaklea Trust.
My counselling practice takes place near to a wild life meadow and forest glade, with easy access to the River Rawthey and the Howgills close to Sedbergh or at an agreed outdoor space near you. The natural outdoor spaces we will be using are vibrant spaces, healing places. Good spaces to begin the process of exploring your life more deeply and to find more satisfying ways of living. Online or by telephone may be 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.
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 in the Undercroft which I hire from Brigflatts Friends Meeting.
Initially I am available to talk to for up to half an hour by phone for free. This may be useful if you want to discuss how we could work together and are exploring a variety of options. Counselling sessions normally last an hour and cost £40. Concessions are available for key workers and for 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
An initial half hour 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
ONLINE or PHONE consultations enable you to access counselling from your own home. 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.