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PHONE, ONLINE or WALK&TALK. Registered MBACP

About me

Finding it hard to cope?

I offer a free initial 30 minute phone consultation with no obligation to continue. 

We could work together for as little or as long as you need. I also have the flexibility to enable you to fit counselling sessions around your work and other life commitments. 

We could begin working straight away. Currently I am available for walk and talk or indoor sessions. Alternatively we could speak on the phone or you could use zoom from the comfort of your own home. For walk and talk sessions we could begin from an agreed outdoor space near Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales, or at an outdoor venue nearer to you. If you would prefer to work indoors I have a number of venues which we could use which are pleasant, well ventilated and comfortable with good access available no matter what your level of mobility. 

My inspiration for walk and talk sessions comes from personal enjoyment of walking. My outdoor counselling work is influenced by the work of therapists such as Martin Jordon (Nature and Therapy) as well as Nick Totton (Wild Therapy) and by numerous studies which show the benefits of outdoor interactions such as "ECOMINDS" and the "Natural Childhood Project" by the National Trust.

I am a qualified person-centred therapist, teacher and mountain leader. Other qualifications include an MA in outdoor education. My past experience includes over 20 years of working therapeutically with clients, both outdoors and indoors in educational and charitable sectors.  Much of this was with young people experiencing emotional difficulties in residential educational settings. Recently I worked as an associate trainer with MIND with organisations such as Lakeland and the Oaklea Trust. I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.

Counselling sessions cost £40. Concessions are available for key workers and for those on low incomes.

More details are 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)

Recent training includes: training with South Lakeland MIND in Mental Health, PTSD.

DBS Checked.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues around bereavement

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

An initial half hour consultation by phone or online is free.

All subsequent sessions cost £40 an hour and are paid for individually so that you can start and stop when it suits you.

Sessions can be weekly, every two weeks or monthly for as long as you need.

Times of sessions can be adapted to suit shift patterns. 

Concessions are available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can be flexible to suit your work and lifestyle needs

Further information

PHONE or ONLINE sessions enable you to access counselling from your own home at a time and place that suits you. When working OUTDOORS you will be able to experience a variety of quiet and peaceful spaces either near Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales or at a location closer to you. If you would prefer to work INDOORS, I can offer a choice of spacious, comfortable and well ventilated rooms with good access for all levels of mobility. 

Ingleton, Carnforth, Lancs, LA6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Easy access parking nearby

Online platforms

Zoom