MEET ANDIE MCPHERSON
Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I hold the strong belief that people have the need for accompaniment and empathy during distressing times. Human beings are a complex mix of evolutionary responses, conditioning and spirit with the inherent potential to heal and grow. My clients have already made the biggest step forward when they decide to seek counselling and although they often feel alone and lack confidence, that’s where I come in, together we find resilience and hope to effectively achieve their goals for therapy.
As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I work with adults and young people on a private basis and offer both long and short term work online, face to face and via the telephone. My way of working is rooted in a Person-Centred Approach but integrates therapy techniques according to the preferences of each client. I would describe my integration as trauma-informed, relational and I have a broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic models and theory which clients often find helpful.
In addition to my private practice, I am currently an Hourly Paid Lecturer at the University of East London and enjoy supporting counselling trainees. Previously I have offered Counselling with the Norfolk and Waveney Mind Low-Cost Counselling Service. I have also volunteered for the Samaritans as a Listening Volunteer.
I also have a Masters Degree in Gender Analysis in International Development and a Certificate in Campaigning. I started my career in the charity sector in humanitarian aid and Animal Welfare in the UK. I also offer freelance services and have provided workshop facilitation for Norfolk Family Mediation Service and Human Behaviour Change for Animals CIC. My specialisms are in strategy development and communication skills.
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