Andrea Howmans

Andrea Howmans


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07809888918

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Therapist - Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay NE26
07809888918
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

**I offer short term or long term therapy, via video or telephone**

**I have some concessionary rates for students, or people on a low income**

** I am registered with AXA, Aviva, Vitality Health and BUPA**

*I regularly work with clients who have experienced previous short term therapy and feel ready to gain a more in-depth understanding of themselves and work out what they currently need and want, in their life.*



 

About me and my therapy practice

I care warmly about supporting people and I integrate various therapies to adapt how I work to suit individual needs. I encourage change that is right for each person and empower people to build on coping strategies.

Together we can untangle your feelings and thoughts and reflect on your current and past experiences; identifying and developing a better understanding of yourself and how varying factors impact on your well-being.  

Sometimes old patterns can be unconsciously repeated from the past, therefore, understanding the origins of feelings and responses can empower you, to approach life differently.

Factors that could be impacting on your happiness and life satisfaction might include, internal self-conflict, excessive self-criticism and unresolved loss or trauma. Maybe you feel responsible for others, and find it hard to set healthy boundaries or to say no. Whatever you’re going through, we can make sense of things together.

I am a BACP accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor and have 13 years experience working with adults.  During this time, I have achieved various psychological qualifications and gained extensive experience working within private practice, NHS, EAPs, Universities, Charities, and the Voluntary sector. 

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to find out more.

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Warmest Wishes 

Andrea 

My first session

I understand that seeking help and accessing therapy can be a difficult step to take and it takes courage to make that first step. Often people feel more comfortable after their first contact.

Our first contact is usually a free 15 minute phone call. This is not a therapy session, however, we will discuss your therapy goals, expectations and determine if my approach may be suitable for you.  We will briefly talk about the difficulties you're going through.

If we both feel happy to progress, we'll organise the first therapy session. In the first session, it’s your time and opportunity to share what you are going through.

Therapy is a two way process and accessing therapy at the right time for you and being willing to give yourself a chance will make a difference in your therapy outcome.

It takes a varying amount of time for each person to achieve their therapy aims. We can work in an open ended way or we can agree a set amount of time/sessions, depending on what you need and want.

If at any time either of us feel that an alternative therapy approach or a different type of support may be most appropriate for you, we will discuss and agree the next steps. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, EMDR, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, 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

Supervisor - Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay NE26
07809888918
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

*Currently, I offer supervision via video or telephone*

*I have a one available space and I can offer some concession rates for trainee therapists*

About me and my therapy practice

I offer a safe, supportive, confidential and reflective space where you can explore the dynamics of your therapeutic relationships, and any potential impact on yourself. 

I am a BACP accredited therapist and an experienced Supervisor. I gained supervisory experience within the NHS, University, EAP and private practice settings. 

Appointment fees:-

£45 for 1 hour 

£60.00 for 1.5 hours 

Small group supervision- fee to be agreed

*I can offer a reduced rate to trainees.*

*Video or telephone only*

Contact details:-

Call 0780 9888918

Or

Email: andreah.counselling@gmail.com



Practice description

I offer warmth, understanding and tailor how I work to enable you to develop your practice by increasing self-awareness, knowledge and expertise

I will work collaboratively with you to aim for a deeper understanding of your clients’ needs and presentations. 

You will be able to explore and to process what is happening for you, during the process. This reflection space will enable you to increase understanding about your work, bracket off where needed, and draw from your experiences.  

My first session

We can discuss your requirements during an initial meeting and I will aim to get an idea of your therapy style and find out what you usually find effective during supervision.  We will explore what is helpful for you during supervision, to determine if we feel that we could work well together.  

In this initial meeting, please feel free to ask me some questions to determine how I work as it’s essential that you find the right supervisor for you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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