Andrew Pritchard

Andrew Pritchard


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07752468315
Website

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH1
07752468315
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

Unfortunately I don't have any free spaces at the moment, due to increased demand. 

When I have spaces available I will make that clear on this listing. 

About me and my therapy practice

I see the therapeutic process as offering a combination of support and open exploration and, when we have established a shared understanding of your concerns, providing opportunities for you to further explore and challenge your own assumptions or behaviours

The foundation of this process is establishing a working relationship which is respectful, open and responsive. It works best when there is a sense of equality and freedom to express ourselves without fear of criticism and with a confidence that what we bring can be fully explored. The BACP code of ethics provides a good guide to how you can expect to be treated during a therapeutic process.

I see clients for short term work for specific issues and for longer arrangements to explore more complex or intractable difficulties.

Practice description

I have over twenty years experience of working with a wide range of clients, addressing many different types of difficulty, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, early life traumas and relational difficulties.

I am interested not just in addressing the distress that you might bring to therapy, but also in focusing on helping you discover more of your personal resilience, resourcefulness and creativity.

As we share and express difficult experiences, our connection to others, and to our own resources, becomes clearer and reveals a richer expression of who we can become.

My initial training was in Gestalt Therapy, and I have integrated additional trainings, such as trauma training, into my work. My approach is to attend closely to what is currently difficult for you and to help you see any patterns in how you relate to your difficulties. We can then explore how you are making sense of what is happening for you, and help you devise and try out alternative ways of responding to the experiences that you are struggling with.

Please visit my website if you are interested in reading more about my way of working.

I am offering counselling via the phone or online at the moment, as well as a small number of face-to-face meetings, as we come out of lockdown. If you want to have an initial conversation to see if this might suit you, please get in touch and will get back to you with some suggested times to speak. 

My first session

In an initial one hour session we can explore your concerns and you can get a sense of whether this might be a helpful process for you. If this feels right for you we can agree a regular weekly time to speak and to review the arrangement after a number of weeks. If this doesn’t feel right for you I may be able to help you to look for other kinds of support

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Cognitive, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Relational, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, 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

Therapist - Loanhead

Loanhead EH20
07752468315
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Unfortunately I am unable to offer services to any new clients at the moment due to high demand.

When I am available for new clients I will make that clear on this listing.

About me and my therapy practice

I see the therapeutic process as offering a combination of support and open exploration and, when we have established a shared understanding of your concerns, providing opportunities for you to further explore and challenge your own assumptions or behaviours. 

The foundation of this process is establishing a working relationship which is respectful, open and responsive. It works best when there is a sense of equality and freedom to express ourselves without fear of criticism and with a confidence that what we bring can be fully explored. The BACP code of ethics provides a good guide to how you can expect to be treated during a therapeutic process. 

I see clients for short term work for specific issues and for longer arrangements to explore more complex or intractable difficulties.

Practice description

I have over twenty years experience of working with a wide range of clients, addressing many different types of difficulty, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, early life traumas and relational difficulties. 

I am interested not just in addressing the distress that you might bring to therapy, but also in focusing on helping you discover more of your personal resourcefulness, creativity and resilience

As we share and express difficult experiences, our connection to others, and to our own resources, becomes clearer and facilitates a fuller expression of who we can become.

My initial training was in Gestalt Therapy, and I have integrated additional trainings, such as recognising and working with trauma, into my work. My approach is to attend closely to what is currently difficult for you and to help you see any patterns in how you relate to your difficulties. We can then explore how you are making sense of what is happening for you, and help you devise and try out alternative ways of responding to the experiences that you are struggling with. 

Please visit my website if you are interested in reading more about my way of working.

I am offering counselling via the phone or online at the moment, as well as a small number of face-to-face meetings, as we come out of lockdown. If you want to have an initial conversation to see if this might suit you, please get in touch and will get back to you with some suggested times to speak. 

My first session

In an initial one hour session we can explore your concerns and you can get a sense of whether this might be a helpful process for you. If this feels right for you we can agree a regular weekly time to speak and to review the arrangement after a number of weeks. If this doesn’t feel right for you I may be able to help you to look for other kinds of support.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Cognitive, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Relational, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, 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