Megan Andrews Dip Psych.- MBACP Registered
Hi I'm Megan. Life can throw unexpected difficulties in our direction at any time and things can get tough making you feel anxious, fearful, sad, trapped or alone causing you to struggle and feel you cant find your way out. Maybe you are struggling due to the current Corona Virus pandemic. Facing challenges and contemplating changes ahead which may be heightening stress levels or leave you feeling more out of control.
You are not alone as I can be there to help you to understand your situation better, work out the choices you have and enable you to find ways forward to regain control and achieve a happier you.
You may not have tried talking therapies before when situations are stressful. Or find it possible to talk to close family or friends about dilemmas you face or how you are really feeling. This is where counselling can be helpful to you. I can provide a safe and non-judgemental space away from normal hectic life and responsibilities where we concentrate just on you. You will feel heard and supported and have a safe space to work through life challenges with warmth and respect of someone who is not emotionally involved.
I am a qualified and registered counsellor & psychotherapist with 19 years experience supporting others with their emotional and psychological well-being whilst working in a variety of settings including The NHS, Private and Voluntary Sectors. I also embark on continual professional development training every year in a wide range of subjects, which enhances my knowledge, skills to facilitate others in difficulties they may be facing.
I am passionate in supporting those adjusting to life challenges and difficulties as well as being by their side when things start to go wrong. Everyone is unique and in my own ways of working I offer a confidential and personalised therapy that is tailored to you by integrating many models and techniques. This can help you to understand areas that are holding you back and find effective ways to move forward whilst working holistically and at a pace that is right for you. Take a chance... put yourself first as I am there for you.
I work with those experiencing many life hurdles that are affecting their well-being. I specialise with loss,adjustment and trauma issues whether these be within self, another or circumstance. With extensive professional experience and a keen interest in supporting others with ASD/Learning Difficulties & those affected by Cancer/Chronic illness.
Training, qualifications & experience
If you need to know anything I am happy to tell you at any time as a counsellor & psychotherapist.
I am a qualified and registered member of The BACP. I am bound by regulations of The BACP to ensure professional standards and good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. You can find further details on their website: www.bacp.co.uk
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in Trauma, Loss and Adjustment issues.
And also work with those affected by chronic illness, cancer, child loss and bereavement.
I also have a keen interest in working with those with ASD/Learning Difficulties.
What is available?
I offer short and long term options face-to-face or on-line.
Initial consultations- 30-45 minutes-free of charge and without obligation.
This gives us an opportunity to get to know each other, ascertain whether we feel able to work together and enables me to assess whether the service I provide will meet your needs. If it does not I am happy to signpost to alternative ways forward that may more beneficial to you.
Fees commence from £45 per hour face-to-face or on-line.
Additional services to those affected by Corona include our new well-being clinic of a 30 minute drop in session by telephone or online at a reduced rate.
Additional services in child loss, bereavement and those in Mental Health crisis support is available.
limited availability of weekly concessions.
I am a registered member of The British Association Of Counselling And Psychotherapy and working towards accreditation.