- Phone number
- 07857 931541
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I currently have space on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Andy Meads and I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative counsellor. I have a wealth of experience built up over more than 25 years of working with people in a wide range of both voluntary and statutory health and social care settings.
Since November 2016, I have worked therapeutically with adults who have been experiencing difficulties, including depression, stress, anxiety, relationship worries, abuse, childhood and adult trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, loss, and bereavement.
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 without judgement.
Reaching out and seeking support can feel daunting particularly if you don't know what to expect. Taking the first step in finding some help may be the beginning of a new and healing journey. It may also help you find a different way to relate to yourself and others, and to find a different way of being in this world.
As a qualified Humanistic and Integrative counsellor, if you choose to work with me I will value your uniqueness, listen to you and witness your story. Through counselling, you can find the way through the challenges you are currently facing by talking openly within a safe and confidential space.
As your counsellor, I will not tell you what to do or give you the answers but rather I will 'walk alongside you' without judgement. Metaphorically, as I 'walk alongside you', I may hold up a torch as you explore along an individual path of self-discovery. I always aim to work in a way that shows compassion.
As part of my Continuing Professional Development, because I value empowerment, I continue to explore my own identity within my conscious and unconscious attitudes. I practise as an ethically and culturally responsible counsellor with Anti-Discriminatory and Anti-Oppressive values.
My face to face sessions currently take place in a wonderful practice room in Corsham, which is within easy reach of surrounding areas including Bath, Melksham, Chippenham, Trowbridge.
I also offer online counselling via Zoom and telephone, which does mean I can offer therapy to anyone anywhere in the UK.
People are currently facing lots of financial pressure due to several issues, for example, the rising cost of household bills, cuts to universal credit, furlough ending amongst other uncertainties.
It is for this reason that I have decided to change my general charge of £40 per counselling session and introduce a scale of charges instead. My hope is that this will enable people to continue to access support during these difficult times.
Therefore, the scale of charges will range from £20 to £45 per session depending on individual financial circumstances.
My first session
If you are interested in seeking counselling with me, whether that is face-to-face, via Zoom or telephone, do contact me via phone or email (email is best), using the links on this website. I usually respond within 48 hours to any enquiry. We can then arrange an informal phone call (free of charge and usually 20 minutes) to discuss what you are looking to get out of counselling. Please see my website for the different counselling options currently available.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited