Andy is fully qualified therapist providing CBT therapy which can incorporate Mindfulness, as well as high intensity CBT supervision for qualified CBT clinicians.
Andy has worked as a high intensity cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) and counsellor within the NHS for thirteen years and has worked in mental health in various settings since 2005. Andy has provided evidence-based therapies for individuals from the age of sixteen and qualified as a therapist in 2009.
Andy qualified as a clinical CBT supervisor in 2014 and has provided high quality CBT clinical supervision for many fully qualified experienced CBT therapists over the years. Andy also has experience facilitating groups and has delivered training/workshops within the NHS and local colleges.
Andy can also utilise Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and can recommend either a stand-alone therapy option or an integrative approach depending on an initial assessment outcome.
Andy has special interests in anger management, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and is currently a veteran’s champion in the NHS having served in the Army himself.
Andy provides CBT therapy for the following presentations:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic disorder (with or without acrophobia)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Low Self Esteem
- Anger Management
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
He is a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and has a Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
Andy is fully insured for clinical practice and holds an Enhanced DBS Check.
Training and qualifications:
BSC (Hons) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Cumbria University)
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Sunderland University)
High Intensity CBT clinical supervision Certificate (Newcastle NHS CBT Centre)
Low Intensity CBT Supervision Certificate (Newcastle University)
Currently undertaking – Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCT Oxford CBT Centre)
Certificate in Mindfulness
Certificate in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (BPS Accredited, SDS)
Information advice and guidance Certificate
Community Mediation (level 3) Certificate
Family Mediation Certificate
Counselling Level 3 Certificate
Working with anger within a CBT model
Working with pain (CBT)
Working with cancer (CBT)
Working with panic disorder and agoraphobia (CBT)
Working with OCD (CBT)
Introduction to Compassion Focus Therapy
CBT for eating disorders
IAPT skills for working with older people
Telephone Therapy Training (NHS)
Andy has also gained certificates from many other Continued Professional Development workshops over the years.