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About me

I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone.

I find nothing more satisfying than building a working relationship that feels safe and gives you the confidence to explore the issues that are troubling you. Coming into counselling is such a big threshold to cross and can be very anxiety provoking in itself. Let's get together for a conversation and see how we can help you move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

After working as a volunteer and community worker from the age of 21, I qualified as  Registered Mental Nurse in 1991. I have worked with people in distress ever since, including working with young adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, as a mental health therapist in within social services and in arts and health projects. I qualified with a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy early in 2018 and have worked in private practice and as an Associate with Sheffield Central Counselling. I have also volunteered my time and skills with Sheffield Alcohol Support Service (Project 6) and Share Psychotherapy. I lecture on the degree course in Person-Centred Counselling at The Metanoia Institute.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples and relationship counselling. I can work with groups to help identify difficulties and enhance communication, please contact me to discuss this.


I offer an online or phone assessment free. My standard rate is £50/hour. For groups and organisations please enquire.


*Please note - my practice is currently full.

I work a range of hours between 9.00am - 9.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.00am - 6.00pm Friday and Saturday.

South Yorkshire

Key details

Sign language
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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Andy Whitehouse

Andy Whitehouse