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About me

Whatever you are going through, no matter how anxious, sad or worried you are, I will listen and will respond with honesty and compassion.

Currently I am available for walk and talk sessions in person. I also work online or by telephone. When restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so there is the option to work in a beautiful room in the grounds of Brigflatts,  one of the most historic Quaker Meeting Houses in the UK.

For walk and talk sessions we could work from the Paddock, a wild life meadow and forest glade, with easy access to the River Rawthey and the Howgills close to the town of Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales. The rooms where we could meet are in a converted stable block, a grade 2 listed building, full of character, which is well ventilated, warm, comfortable and spacious. Alternatively we could meet at an agreed outdoor space near you or we could meet on Zoom, while sitting in the comfort of your own home.

In my counselling work I draw on past experience of over 20 years of working therapeutically with clients. both outdoors and indoors.  The majority of this time was spent as a teacher with young people with challenging behaviour. I have also worked for the YHA and the YMCA. Recently I have worked as an associate trainer with MIND with organisations such as Lakeland and the Oaklea Trust. I also draw on inspiration from poets and writers such as Rebecca Solnit and Mary Oliver.

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.

If you would like to find out more 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. There is no obligation to book further sessions. Counselling sessions normally last an hour and 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), 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

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

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

Availability

Monday to Friday

Further information

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.

Undercroft
Hired From Brigflatts Friends Meeting
Brigflatts Lane
Sedbergh
Cumbria
LA10 5HN

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Easy access parking nearby

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
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Andy Weller - WALK and TALK and ONLINE Registered MBACP

Andy Weller - WALK and TALK and ONLINE Registered MBACP