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.
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. Perhaps at this current time, you may be feeling anxious or daunted as the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted and would like to explore how you will emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic. Perhaps you have been impacted by bereavement or other loss during the Coronavirus pandemic and wish to explore your emotional responses to this. As your counsellor I will not tell you what to do or give you the answers but rather I will 'walk alongside you' without judgement. We can work together so you can find the way through the challenges you are currently facing in a safe and confidential space with me as your counsellor. 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
Usually I am within easy reach of Chippenham, Trowbridge, Corsham, Melksham and Bath. As a response to the pandemic I am offering some concessionary rates and if you are interested in working with me as your counsellor, I would be happy to discuss this with you. I am currently not working face to face but via Zoom and telephone. What I have learnt from offering counselling via Zoom and telephone during the pandemic is that clients have found this helpful in this time of isolation. I intend to continue offering counselling via Zoom and telephone, when the restrictions are lifted. This will enable clients from outside the Chippenham, Trowbridge, Corsham, Melksham and Bath areas to be able to access counselling with me without needing to travel long distances.
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".