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Andy Weller - Outdoor Counsellor, Humanistic, Registered MBACP

Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5HN
07815547292 07815547292

About me

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.

DBS Checked.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues around bereavement

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

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

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

Further information

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.

Undercroft
Brigflatts Lane
Sedbergh
Cumbria
LA10 5HN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Easy access parking nearby

Availability

Monday to Friday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Andy Weller - Outdoor Counsellor, Humanistic, Registered MBACP

Andy Weller - Outdoor Counsellor, Humanistic, Registered MBACP