Andrea Gavin

Andrea Gavin


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07979876500

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Therapist - London

London NW5
07979876500
Sessions from £55.00

Features

Availability

I currently have availability for:

Monday evenings 7pm

Thursday mornings 9am

Friday mornings 9am

Saturday mornings 9am

Sunday evening 7pm


About me and my therapy practice

Welcome to my profile,

I am passionate about ensuring therapy is accessible, flexible and tailored to each persons individual needs. I have a love of culture and languages having been raised cross culturally in England and Portugal.

I completed my professional training in integrative psychotherapy in 2008 and chose this form of therapy as it adopts the view that as human beings we are naturally geared towards self-regulation (balance/wholeness) when the right conditions are in place.

In 2016 I completed training in online therapy and am a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy online (ACTO member 333).

I am currently completing my training in online Clinical Supervision.

Do feel free to drop me a line if you have a specific query.

Andrea

Practice description

In recent times have moved all of my practice online to adapt to the public health situation.

I have vast experience and training in providing online therapy and work to professional guidelines/standards for this way of working. This includes use of encrypted online platforms to ensure confidentiality. I work to guidelines set out by the BACP as well as the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO member 333).

Each therapy sessions is 50 minutes and can be via:

Instant message: text-based without video or audio

Email: emails exchanges between us during agreed times

Audio: similar to telephone but via an online platform

Webcam: skype-style session with audio/webcam

I am not currently able to offer sessions in-person but do check here for an update as I am monitoring current guidelines and professional best practice on a regular basis. 

My first session

Everybody's needs are different, however there are specific elements to starting therapy. Typically, there might be an initial exchange between us via emails to begin with.

After this, if you feel you would like to book something in the diary I will invite you to complete a new client intake form to help us explore fit between your needs/hopes for therapy and my way of working.

If we feel the fit is right, dates are scheduled and you can advise type of session you prefer i.e. text, audio or webcam.

I hope this helps provide an overview of what you might expect. Do of course contact me if you have any queries. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Self esteem, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese

Therapist - Peacehaven

Peacehaven BN10
07979876500
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Please contact me regarding availability as this can vary.  I do work daytime, some evenings and have a few weekend sessions. 

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome to my profile, 

I am passionate about ensuring therapy is accessible, flexible and tailored to each persons individual needs. I have a love of culture and languages having been raised cross culturally in England and Portugal.  

I completed my professional training in integrative psychotherapy in 2008 and chose this form of therapy as it adopts the view that as human beings we are naturally geared towards self-regulation (balance/wholeness) when the right conditions are in place. 

In 2016 I completed training in online therapy and am a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy online (ACTO member 333).   

I am also a clinical supervisor.

Do feel free to drop me a line if you have a specific query. 

Andrea


Practice description

Hello and welcome to my practice,

I appreciate that profiles can struggle to capture who a person is. I hope the following offers a brief snapshot.

I started my journey in Psychology after I translated for some amazing Brazilian street projects. For me, psychotherapy is fascinating and enabled me to make sense of my own experiences in life and offered a path forward. Initially my training focused on attachments we form early on and later in life - the ups and down, the quality of these and absence. I later chose to take up a humanistic training which looked at the whole self and how it is influenced by what we feel, think, do as well as our experience in our body. This training offers me the ability to work briefly (single session to 12 sessions) as well as long term (above 12 sessions ). I have also completed introductory training in CBT.

I have worked with adults in mental health services which was a humbling and enlightening experience as I supported those in crisis, in distress or vulnerable to the challenges of life. Later I moved into GP level mental health support working in an NHS talking therapy service (IAPT). I gained experience of working with depression, anxiety, complex grief, adjustment and loss and identify, culture and relationship issues. This way of working tended to be brief and goal focused.

Since, I have worked in Wellbeing Clinics and Universities both in-person and remotely. In 2017, I trained /qualified in online therapy (email, webcam, instant message and audio).

I am passionate about therapy, human being's natural propensity towards change and growth and am full of admiration for the courage and bravery of the many clients I have supported.

In terms of training and regulation, I am accredited and registered with BACP and a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.

My first session

Everybody's needs are different, however there are specific elements to starting therapy.   Typically, there might be an initial exchange between us via emails or a phone call to begin with. 

After this, if you feel you would like to book something in the diary I will invite you to complete a new client intake form to help us explore fit between your needs/hopes for therapy and my way of working.

If we feel the fit is right, dates are scheduled and you can advise type of session you prefer  i.e. text, audio or webcam. 

I hope this helps provide an overview of what you might expect. Do of course contact me if you have any queries. 

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese

Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN2
07979876500
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Creative therapy using the arts.  This includes art images, metaphor, narrative, music and body focused work.    Human beings have long used art as a tool to communicate and express their experiences.  This is something we still see today - in film, through a much loved song or in the written word. 

Do contact me for more information.

Practice description

I am passionate about offering a creative space to support you to develop and to thrive.  So often, life can weigh us down, add pressure or restrict us.    My training in psychotherapy facilitates change through the use of the arts.   There is no requirement to be artistic or art trained only a willingness to explore.   This is a powerful and dynamic way of working that brings about relief,  insights and change.   

My first session

Feel free to contact me to book an initial call or zoom meeting which can offer a taster of what you can expect.  After this, if you are happy to go ahead, I will ask you to complete a form which gives you the opportunity to tell me a little about what you are seeking from therapy, why now and some other background details.   Sometimes, people want to focus on a specific topic, or share with me a chronological timeline - both are options depending on what you need from the initial session.   For me, it is about building a connection both between us but also with the arts in therapy.   

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese

Supervisor - peacehaven

peacehaven BN10
07979876500
Sessions from £60.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

I am an online clinical supervisor,  counsellor and integrative psychotherapist.  I offer individual and group supervision online through webcam, audio, instant message or email.   I am accredited with BACP and am an ACTO professional member. 

My training is humanistic and integrative and I draw on Psychoanalytic, Attachment and Gestalt principals. I am also a creative arts therapist and welcome the use of creativity in practice. 

Practice description

Welcome to my practice, 

Currently, I am offering online clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists working online.    Supervision is available through webcam, audio or instant message for both groups and individuals.   

I qualified as an online counsellor in 2017 and as a psychotherapist in 2009.   I undertook OCST online supervision training in clinical supervision in 2020-22.

My work is informed by both the developmental model and 7 eyed model of supervision and I am trained to use the arts in therapy which enables me to support therapists using this in their practice i.e. working with metaphor, narrative and the arts. 

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and ACTO Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics. 

My first session

I encourage potential supervisees to have an initial introduction session to discuss needs and orientation in more detail.   

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese