Cheryl Andrews

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MA PG. Dip (MBACP) Accredited
Available for new clients
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London, Kent, DA5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Cheryl and I am a fully qualified practising therapist helping people through their own journey in life.

How can therapy help?

People seek out therapy for many different reasons. When life feels overwhelming, therapy provides a space to explore those feelings, and difficulties that you may be experiencing. Therapy is a collaborative process where we can suspend time and space from our daily lives and observe, experience and give ourselves permission to understand parts of ourselves that we may not have truly met before.

How I work

I place emphasis on the uniqueness of who you are, but also where relevant reflect on the importance of sexuality, race, culture, religion, spirituality and identity. As therapy is profoundly personal and unique, we will establish a trusting therapeutic relationship where you can feel comfortable to work through the issues you have experienced in your life. I provide a nonjudgmental, empathic, supportive, safe space where you can reflect upon, and express the emotions you may be holding. I strongly believe that it is within this relationship that capacity for change can present itself and healing can occur.

My approach is psychodynamic, looking at the immediate issues you wish to explore as well as the root causes stemming from your unconscious emotional experiences that sometimes reside with your past, bringing deeper thoughts to awareness. With greater insight and new perspective to those thoughts, feelings and repeated patterns of behaviour in our lives, we gain greater insight into ourselves and we can reflect and decide if they truly benefit our wellbeing.

I can incorporate transpersonal elements into our work, taking a holistic approach, and using mindfulness practices with an emphasis on a healthy mind, body and spirit. This approach focuses on open-mindedness, self-awareness and energy within the therapeutic relationship.

What to expect in your first session

I recognise the importance of finding the right fit in therapy and recommend that we start with an introductory session where we can meet to discuss your needs and assess if I am the right therapist for you. From there we will follow up with a full assessment and initial plan before moving forward with the agreed approach for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My clinical experience in addition to private practice includes working in multiple therapeutic settings; NHS Talking Therapies (IAPT), The Awareness Centre, Deptford Green Secondary School, Ark Evelyn Grace Academy Secondary School, Bexley Horizons, Heronsgate Primary Greenwich and the charitable organisation, Theatre Troupe where I am a board member.

My training qualifications include a Master's in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths, University of London (Level 7). I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

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

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Concessions are available on request.

London, Kent, DA5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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Cheryl Andrews
Cheryl Andrews