Justin Andrews Counselling & Supervision. BSc(Hons)Psych. Ashburton & Plymouth
I offer warm, caring, sensitive and strong support, providing you with a safe and confidential space in which you may talk through whatever issues, problems and difficulties you might be experiencing.
Throughout the process I will take care in helping you gain a true perspective on how you would like your life and relationships to be, so that you may have some sense of the direction in which you would like to go.
I am very experienced in dealing with complex and difficult mental health issues. I have worked in Health and Social Care for over 30 years, and I am an experienced BACP registered Counsellor and Supervisor, working in private practice in Ashburton and Plymouth, face-to-face and online.
I have training and experience working with people across many areas including complex trauma, Oncology & Health Psychology, Criminal Justice, Mental health and Learning Disabilities (Autism), special & secondary education, self harm/suicide, drug/alcohol use and addiction, abuse issues and eating disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) - Iron Mill Exeter.
Certificate in Counselling (BACP Accredited) - Iron Mill Exeter.
Certificate in Supervision CTSD Bath (UKCP Recognised).
BSc (Hons) Psychology - Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychophysiology and Psychopharmacology.
NVQ5 Operational Management (Res. Care Learning Disabilities & Associated Mental Health problems).
NVQ4 Registered Manager Award & NVQ4 Social Care.
OCR Trainer and NVQ Assessor in Social Care and Management.
Mindfulness Teacher Training - level 1 - Exeter University
2 year Dharma Practitioners Programme
Many other trainings over the years!
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I offer three levels of Therapeutic Care as well as Supervision:
Single ‘Deep-Dive’ Therapy Sessions.
2 hours - £80 per session
Short term Counselling Therapy to work with a particular constellation of challenges. (6-18 sessions). £45/hour
Longer term psychotherapeutic counselling to understand and address fundamental, core issues, patterns and processes leading to a deep and lasting change, happiness, joy, success, prosperity and flourishing. £45/hour
Supervision - for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Nurses, Doctors, Lawyers etc. £45/hr
Reasonable - Please call or email me for details
I am actively and enthusiastically engaged in my own ongoing development involving supervision, Continuing Professional Development, and a daily practice of meditation and learning. I became interested in personal development and the 'big question about the meaning of life' just before leaving school in the early mid-eighties.
I have worked professionally in Social Care for 30 years with children and adults in the private, voluntary and public (NHS/Social Services/Justice) Sectors including work in the fields of Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Special Education inc. EBD (young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties), and Dementia Care, as both therapist and staff Manager/Trainer/Assessor/Supervisor.
At the heart of my special interests is Health and Illness and the MIND/BODY connection and how the workings of both, in all their incredible complexity, influence each other in the creation of physical and mental health or illness. This sits alongside my own interests in Meditation, Bodywork & Spirituality that I have pursued for 35 years, and which I continue to do.
From 2009 to 2020 I worked locally for the prison service as the Pastoral Care & Buddhist Chaplain. As well as running weekly mindfulness meditation classes and Buddhist Classes, I also set up, supervised and managed a Counselling Service alongside my own practice as a Counsellor.
Not only do I offer Counselling and therapy to those experiencing difficulties, crises, and trauma, but also mentoring and advice around positive psychology and personal development.