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MSc Psych, MBACP (Accred), MBPsS, MNCS (Prof Accred)

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Hi, I'm Andy! I'm a counsellor and supervisor with NHS experience supporting adults and younger people across Hampshire and Surrey.  My approach is relaxed and informal as I believe that a relaxed atmosphere helps us both have the space and time to explore whatever need to be discussed. I began practicing as a counsellor in 2015 and have worked in the NHS since 2016. My caseload as a counsellor is varied and I work with adults as well as young people from the ages of 10 and up. As a supervisor, I have experience providing peer supervision in my NHS setting in groups as well as individually on a one-to-one basis.  My supervision approach is collaborative, not prescriptive. I aim to foster a positive working relationship so we can explore your process as a practitioner, the experiences of the people you're working with and the wider systems that we are a part of which may have an impact. As a relational practitioner, I put great emphasis in the importance of our working dynamic to achieve balance between us. I see myself as being here to help but I don't do this by being too directive. Instead, we work together to explore what is best for you and the people you work with.  I am experienced working with short-term, solution-focused approaches within my NHS setting as well as a long-term, open ended approach through private practice. I appreciate the importance of discussing not only people's caseloads but the wider context of the systems we are a part of. I feel it is important to take a broad approach to supervision, ensuring people are helping themselves as much as they are helping the people they are working with. I am flexible in how I am able to offer supervision which would be either in person my practice in Aldershot, Hampshire, or online / via telephone.  My fee is £70 for each 90 minute session with a concessionary rate of £55. I'd be delighted to discuss your supervision requirements so please get in touch and we can see how we can work together. I'll look forward to hearing from you!

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Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11

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