"May the golden thread of humanity connect all so that love and healing can be"
Hello, my name is Andy and thank you for taking time to look at my website.
The image above of many people walking in a crowded street holds many different stories of humanity. It may be that some people feel part of a community with a sense of belonging. Yet some people may feel alone or even lost when surrounded by others.
For some people, therapy can offer a space, some time and a place away from the crowd to talk through any worries or fears or explore what they may need. Counselling can offer an opportunity to be heard and listened to.
Seeking support can feel daunting but you are taking the first step in finding some help for yourself.
If you choose to work with me as your counsellor, I will value your uniqueness, listen to you and witness your story.
I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative counsellor and I can adapt my approach depending on your needs.
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.
Some practical matters:
As I am based near Corsham, my practice is within easy reach of Corsham, Bath, Melksham, Chippenham, Trowbridge.
However, at the current time, I am only offering online counselling via Zoom and telephone, which does mean I can offer therapy to anyone anywhere in the UK.
If you are interested in seeking counselling with me, do contact me via phone or email, using the links on this website. I usually respond within 48 hours to any enquiry.
We can then arrange an Initial Meeting that lasts around 50 minutes and discuss what you are looking to get out of counselling and agree the next step. There is usually a charge of £40 for the Initial Meeting but this can be offered at a concessionary rate and we can agree this beforehand.
We can then also arrange a number of sessions, which can be reviewed. Some people have found one or two sessions can help and other people have decided to continue sessions longer term.
Each counselling session lasts 50 minutes and will be at the same time and day each week. I am able to offer morning, afternoon or some evening appointments. Some people find it helpful to have fortnightly sessions and I am able to offer this, which usually happens after a number of weekly counselling sessions.
There is usually a charge of £40 per 50 minute counselling session. I do offer a percentage of my work at concessionary rates, which we can discuss during the Initial Meeting. There is a waiting list for this service.
What some clients have said about me as their counsellor:
During the coronavirus pandemic
Usually I am within easy reach of Chippenham, Trowbridge, Corsham, Melksham and Bath but currently I am working via Zoom and telephone.
Although Face to Face is my preferred method of working alongside people, at this current time I choose only to work via Zoom and telephone as I feel this offers the safest way for me to practise for all of my clients and for myself.
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. Therefore, I intend to continue to offer some counselling sessions 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.