Over the last few months many friends have sadly lost a parent or loved one. Death and bereavement are a normal part of the life process but when you are faced with a bereavement it can be very hard to know how to cope. Or indeed if someone close to you is going through it how best do you support them? I remember when my own father died some 23 years ago it was one of the most difficult times of my life. I was one of the youngest of my friends to experience this so didn’t have anyone…Read more
Hi, I’m Andrea and I offer a professional service working with you towards your goals to enable you to resolve issues and conflicts, remove limiting beliefs about yourself, create new perspectives and live a mindful, successful and happy life.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and expert in CBT, mindfulness and emotional intelligence with over 20 years experience. I offer counselling using an integrative approach to enable you understand yourself better and move forward. I will work with you to breakthrough barriers to become empowered and strong.
My holistic approach takes into consideration the “whole” of a person’s life – mind, body and soul. This might also include lifestyle, nutrition and belief systems.
I have worked with hundreds of clients over the past 20 years to help them find clarity, balance, acceptance, healing, meaning, forgiveness, recognition, freedom from addictions, inner peace and new perceptions of themselves and their place in the world, I now look forward to meeting you or a member of your family.
My career in counselling began in 2000 working firstly for a bereavement service followed by 10 years at a drug and alcohol service as Senior Addiction Counsellor. I have a wealth of experience and have worked with many organisations (including the NHS). I have been working in private practice since 2004 and take referrals from the following:
- Various UK and international health insurance providers such as BUPA, Cigna Health and PPP/AXA
- EAPS (Employment Assistance Programmes)
- Drug and Alcohol services and rehabs for clients in recovery
- Insurance companies for PTSD clients as a result of road traffic accidents
- I supervise managers and counsellors working in counselling services, drug treatment agencies, probation services, social services and other Health Service Settings.
- I offer supervision support to counsellors and student counsellors
Creator of The Mood Cards series and cards and books
In 2015, I created The Moods Cards for self-development, emotional intelligence and healing. The 42 different cards are based on the premise that psychology does not have to be complicated. THE MOOD CARDS are simple to use and offer a fun and accessible way to help you identify and explore your moods and emotions. They are suitable for professionals, clients and self-help individuals to help people understand the world through their own moods and feelings. The cards are now being sold world-wide, in over 30 countries and over 13 different languages.
This has now developed into The Mood Series of Cards and Books
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
PG Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
BA Hons Psychosocial Studies
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis
Primary Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
UK Reiki Federation Practitioner
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
2008 – Awarded Best Practice Provided for local government and public sector workers
2014 AOC Award took place at the House of Commons. I proud and honoured to be awarded a place on the Roll of Honour.
When love hurts there is no pain like it. We all feel hurt from time to time, choked up , tearful and sometimes confused. People let us down, surprise us with their actions and or inactions and disappoint. When this happens to us it is a warning that something is not right, our relationship, work situation or friendship. Honest communication with the other person is always a good step. Try and find out what happened, is there something you are not aware of. Try to get to the bottom of it so you can understand. If other people’s behaviour towards…Read more