Andreea Achim

Andreea Achim


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Romanian

Contact information

Phone number
07546489545
Website

Contact Andreea

Therapist - Gravesend

Gravesend DA12
07546489545
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

NB! Due to Covid-19 restrictions I am only able to offer telephone or online counselling at the moment. 

I am available for evening sessions on most week days. I also offer daytime sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

I offer concessionary rates to Health, Care and Emergency Services Workers affected by events of the Covid-19 Pandemic.   

About me and my therapy practice

Whether we have suffered a life shattering event or we live with a feeling that something is missing in our lives, our resilience can become depleted. Repeated feelings of anxiety, stress and depression, left unchecked, can start to gain control over our everyday lives, keeping us stuck, unfulfilled and isolated. 

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP) with experience of working with trauma and bereavement and I am here to help you overcome adversity and fulfil your goals, by providing you with caring, confidential and non-judgemental counselling. 

I own a private practice called 'Happy Sisyphus Counselling - growing through adversity' and I am a sessional Counsellor for Circles South East as well as Anxiety UK. 

Currently I also provide online Wellbeing Support to Health and Care Workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through an initiative called Project 5.  

Please note that I comply with the ICO Data Protection regulations. I own Professional Liability Insurance and I am committed to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. 

Client Testimonial

"Before counselling I struggled with feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment and defectiveness, and I had a little level of trust in others. Now I can identify my strengths, I understand my reactions better and I try to not judge them just to analyse them instead. I had increased positive views of myself and I developed the ability to seek support from the people who can help me when I need it. Andreea facilitated an environment that felt supportive and safe. I communicated easily with her using my own language. I found myself comfortable, heard and understood. She helped me to focus on appropriate and accurate reflections and allow me to emote." P. 0. 

Practice description

Trauma refers to any situation that feels overwhelming and may leave you feeling distressed, anxious and unable to trust people. This may be caused by sudden events (such as an accident, loss and bereavement or a violent attack) as well as ongoing, long-term causes (such as ongoing physical and/or emotional abuse and neglect).

I strongly believe that people affected by trauma and adverse experiences have the ability not only to survive, but also to thrive. This is where talking therapy can help. 

Every person is unique and there is no 'one size fits all' when it comes to therapy. Therefore I draw on different modalities - mainly Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Existential - to tailor my approach to your individual needs. Together we can explore and discover the most helpful ways in which you may achieve your goals. 

Since starting my clinical practice I have helped my clients discover effective approaches in dealing with the adversities in their lives. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book an initial session with me. 

My first session

I offer a free 15 minutes initial consultation which gives us a chance to consider the possibility of working together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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