Dean Andrews PgDip ADEP UKCP
As an existential psychotherapist and counsellor, I approach my work from a philosophical standpoint. I can help you develop a better understanding of how your problems can affect your life, and how you can even sometimes turn them to your advantage so that you can strengthen esteem, awareness and a sense of your place in the world. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental and welcoming space which encourages you to find a way to be able to express yourself freely.
I draw on my knowledge of a range of therapeutic models to encourage you to think about your values; the labels that you have been given and you have given yourself, and whether they are helpful in understanding your life; and to try to find meaning in your behaviour, coping mechanisms and how you relate to others and the world around you. I can help you to think about the aspects of your life you want to change and learn ways to come to terms with and accept those parts of your life that can’t be changed.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Course in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent's College)
PgDip Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent's University/University of Wales)
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (Regent's University)
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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