Justin Andrews Counselling & Supervision MBACP, ACBS. Ashburton & Plymouth
I am a very experienced BACP registered Counsellor, and Supervisor, working in private practice with adults and young people in both Ashburton and Plymouth, face-to-face as well as online via Zoom.
I have had training and experience across a broad spectrum of areas: complex trauma, Oncology & Health psychology counselling, Criminal justice, Mental health and learning disabilities, special education, dementia, self harm, suicide, drug/alcohol use and addiction, and eating disorders, to name the highlights!
During these strange and very challenging times, I can offer you warm, caring and sensitive support and sometimes guidance, when so many of us are struggling in different ways, and provide you with a safe and confidential space in which you may talk through whatever issues, problems and difficulties you might be experiencing at the moment, .
I would like to provide you with tools to cope with whatever life may throw at you, as well as ways in which you may grow and thrive, realise your full potential and live an enjoyable and rich life, in the face of the usual difficulties that inevitably have and certainly will arise.
Throughout the process we will take care in gaining a true perspective on how you would like your life to be, so that you may have some sense of the direction in which you would like to go, and whether our work together and your 'therapy' is working.
We will explore how the thoughts, feeling, attitudes and beliefs about your life now and your past are shaping your present understanding and experience, and with these insights may begin to experiment with how new ways of being, living and thinking may bring a very different, rich, full and meaningful experience of your life and those with whom you share it.
The pandemic and the effects of this are challenging us, our families, friends and loved ones in complex and powerful ways that are demanding an extraordinary response - my understanding and experience may well be able to help you in this endeavour.
I am very experienced in dealing with complex and difficult mental health issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling - Iron Mill Exeter.
Certificate in Counselling - Iron Mill Exeter.
Certificate in Supervision CTSD Bath
BSc (Hons) Psychology - majoring in Clinical and Health Psychologies, Psychophysiology, 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
Counselling & Supervision £45/hr
I am happy to reduce this for students, low/unwaged etc. Please ask.
Concessions offered for
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) 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 the very popular area of 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.
Since 2009 I have worked for the prison service locally as the Pastoral Care & Buddhist Chaplain. As well as running weekly mindfulness meditation classes which proved very popular, I also set up, supervised and managed a Counselling Service, as well as practicing Counselling Therapy myself, amongst other care orientated tasks.
I have just left the Prison service to return to private practice.
Not only do I offer Counselling and therapy to those experiencing difficulties, crises, and trauma, but also mentoring and advice around positive personal development.