Andreea Achim

Andreea Achim

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number

Contact Andreea

The information outlined in this listing is not to be used for advertising or marketing purposes.

Therapist - Gravesend

Gravesend DA12
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Please note that I am able to offer sessions online (via Zoom) or by phone.  

I can offer flexible hours through the week.     

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 can start to gain control over our everyday lives, keeping us stuck, unfulfilled and isolated. 

Using a tailored integrative approach, I am here to facilitate a process by which we can examine and engage with challenges in a way that promotes your resilience and helps you move forward in the direction that feels right and authentic to you. 

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP) and I own a private practice called 'Happy Sisyphus Counselling - growing through adversity'.  

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

"I was able to process and discuss issues without worrying how I was being perceived, or being judged. It allowed me to talk about things freely, without editing my own thoughts to deem them ‘appropriate’. It helped me prepare for a future where I would be reliant on myself, and it helped me look forward to this. Counselling helped me with accountability and self-reliance, which ultimately helped me deal with my grief. " H. S.

"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 trauma informed 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. I am also informed by Attachment theory and Compassion Focused Therapy. Together we can explore and discover the most helpful ways in which you may feel empowered to achieve your goals. 

Where it feels relevant and appropriate, it can help to safely identify root causes of distress, so that with such insights, you can experience long term relief and positive change. Please know that the therapeutic process is always informed by you and your goals and wishes - we go at a pace that feels helpful to you. 

Since starting my clinical practice I have been honoured to help many clients discover effective approaches in dealing with the adversities in their lives. Alongside my private practice, my work as an Online Counsellor for a range of counselling services, including a major national service, has allowed me to rapidly expand my range of expertise and experience. 

Please do not hesitate to 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 10 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, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Neurodiversity, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, 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 sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Romanian