Louise Andrews - Therapist and Supervisor MBACP (Snr Accredited)
Life can become hard and frustrating for us all from time to time for various reasons. This can make us feel anxious, sad, angry or depressed, or a mixture of lots of emotions. Counselling can be a good place for us to begin to look at what's going on for you.
By sharing what's troubling you in a safe, supporting, unbiased and confidential relationship it can become possible to work towards the goal of therapy which Professor Stephen Joseph describes as, " Not just being about people surviving or getting through life but instead should aim to encourage people to find a way forward towards leading meaningful, purposeful and flourishing lives".
I'm experienced in offering support to people in both the voluntary sector and in private practice for a wide range of counselling issues. As we work together, you can gain insight, perspective and a greater understanding of yourself and what's going on for you. This can help you to identify your options and choices in finding a way forward.
Please get in touch with me if you'd like to make an online appointment or provisionally book an in-person session or if you would like more information about how I work.
I'm happy to work with any new, current, on-going or previous UK based clients online via Zoom Video, Voice only, or Email therapy sessions. Telephone sessions are also available.
Covid restrictions and safety permitting, the option for in-person sessions can resume from Monday 31st May 2021. My practice is based in Milltimber on the outskirts of Aberdeen and is on the main bus route. Off-road parking is available at the practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since qualifying as a counsellor from Aberdeen University in 2012, I've worked in both the voluntary and private sector. I went on to train and qualify as a supervisor in 2013 and enjoy working with students, qualified/experienced counsellors and supervisors from a variety of counselling modalities.
General Certificate in Online Counselling & Therapy (Distinction) - Academy for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy - 2020
How to do Counselling Online: a coronavirus primer, O.U. & BACP - 2020
Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioural Theory and Techniques, Primary Certificate, Albert Ellis Institute, Birmingham University - 2019
UKATA Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate, Physis, Edinburgh - 2019
BACP Registered Senior Accredited Supervisor - 2015
BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor - 2013
COSCA Certificate in Person Centred Supervision, Aberdeen University - 2013
Pg. Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Aberdeen University - 2012
CSCT Certificate in Counselling Theory, Aberdeen - 1997
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, Aberdeen -1995
BA in Communication Studies, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh - 1992
Commitment to continual professional and personal development is invaluable and on-going and sits alongside keeping up-to-date with current research and practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Loss of sense of Self/Identity
- Personal development
£50.00 per session
Counselling sessions last for an hour and the fee per session whether in-person or by Zoom Video, Voice only, Email or Telephone, is £50.
(The initial session will be for an hour and 10 minutes to allow time for contracting.)
Please pay session fees at least 2 hours in advance of any sessions by bank transfer.
Concessions offered for
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm inclusive
I am Data Protection Registered and attend regular monthly professional supervision for both my client and supervision practice.
I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and work to the BACP Working Online Guidelines. As a Level Two Professional Member of ACTO, I also work to the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online Professional Conduct & Code of Ethics.
N.B. I have no availability for EAP Support.