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Andy

Andy is fully qualified therapist providing CBT therapy which can incorporate Mindfulness, as well as an individual adult counsellor. Andy also offers 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 eighteen and qualified as a therapist in 2009.

Andy can also utilise Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and a Person Centred approach as part of his CBT practice and can recommend either a stand-alone therapy option or an integrative approach depending on an initial CBT assessment outcome.

Andy has special interests in his CBT practice in anger management, depression, bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem and is currently a veteran’s champion in the NHS having served in the Army himself.

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 provides CBT therapy for the following presentations:

  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic disorder (with or without acrophobia)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

In Andy’s counselling practice, he offers counselling for adults in bereavement support, relationships issues (individual), depression and long term health conditions.

Memberships

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)

Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCT Oxford CBT Centre) – Pending 

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

Self-Esteem (CBT)

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.

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