My name is Andy Meads and I am trained as an integrative counsellor with BCPC. I have a wealth of experience built up over more than 25 years of working with people in a wide range of both voluntary and statutory health and social care settings.
Whatever people have brought to their sessions with me as their counsellor; they have found that being listened to, having a safe and confidential space and gaining self-awareness has been a helpful experience for them.
My practice is within easy reach of Corsham, Bath, Melksham, Chippenham, Trowbridge. I also have access to practice rooms in Trowbridge, which are easily reached from Chippenham, Corsham, Melksham and Bath.
At the current time, I offer online counselling via Zoom and telephone counselling.
Counselling provides different things to different people
Perhaps you want to discuss a certain problem with someone who is not connected to you. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in relation to work, relationships, illness or other personal problems that you find difficult to talk to someone else about. Perhaps you need an opportunity to take time and space to consider your own priorities. As your counsellor I will not tell you what to do or give you the answers. Rather, we will work together so you can find the way through the challenges you are currently facing. I can work with you short term or long term. In the Initial Meeting we can discuss your needs and explore whether we can work together. I may suggest other agencies that can help you. If we both feel we can work together then we will agree a number of sessions, usually 6, which can be reviewed and extended if necessary.
During the coronavirus pandemic
As a response to the pandemic I am offering some concessionary rates. If you are interested in working with me as your counsellor, I would be happy to discuss this. I am currently not working face to face but via Zoom and telephone. Usually I am within easy reach of Chippenham, Trowbridge, Corsham, Melksham and Bath.
What some clients have said about me as a counsellor:
"I felt very comfortable during the first session and throughout".
"I really felt that my thoughts and feelings mattered".
"It helped me make connections I was not aware of".
"It has enabled me to grow and find solutions".
"It has been brilliant and I have got so much from it".