Andrea McPherson

Andrea McPherson


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07540481136

Contact Andrea

Therapist - Norwich

Norwich NR14
07540481136
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Currently available Mondays, Tuesdays and Weekends between 9am and 5pm and I have some evening appointments available.

About me and my therapy practice

The counselling relationship offers something that you can’t find in friends, family or through self-help apps and books. I aim to provide a complimentary space and a relationship that facilitates healing and self-valuing so you can move from an experience of struggling towards coping and then thriving in the life you want to create for yourself.

To sit with a stranger and open up about difficulties we face takes courage and therefore a large part of my work in the therapy process is to enable trust to develop and to create a foundation where you can explore your experience and make change.

As an Integrative Counsellor, I emphasise that counselling is a two-way process in which we work as equals exploring the problem and discovering opportunities together. The partnership is a meeting of your current and deepening understanding of your life experience and way of being and my therapeutic knowledge and counselling skills. Together we identify the goals for therapy and how you might achieve them within and between the sessions.

My training is both Person-Centred and Integrative. This means my style of therapy is based on offering empathy, non-judgment and authenticity whilst also integrating techniques and psychotherapy approaches according to your preferences and goals for therapy. I tend to work in the 'here and now' with some attention paid to events in the past and attachment styles that may be relevant to the patterns in your relationships. My work considers trauma and our evolutionary responses to threat and so some of the techniques I may offer during sessions include; Poly-vagal theory, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness-based activities. 

Practice description

I provide online and telephone counselling on an ongoing or short-term basis.

Sessions are 50 minutes and 40.00 per session.

A 30 minute exploratory first session is £15.00. During the call you can express what you hope to gain from counselling and get a sense of me and the way we might work together. I endeavour to help every client who seeks counselling services with me and there may be circumstances where referral to other services is more appropriate and this initial chat gives me the chance to assess your needs and find a way forward whether that with me or a more suitable service or counsellor.

If we decide to work together, I will send you my standard counselling contract for us to discuss as part of your first full session. 

My first session

In your first full session, you can expect to have space and time to express anything that seems important to you. If there is a particularly 'live' issue you are facing then we can give time to this. On the other hand, we might look at what has motivated you to seek counselling and give attention to events or experiences that are troubling you. As with every session, you will be able to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.

Some time will also be given to discussing my standard counselling contract which you will have been sent after the 30-minute exploratory session. It is vitally important that you are content with the terms of our work together and that you have had a chance to express questions or expectations as this is the broad framework that defines our work together. Wherever possible I will amend the contract to accommodate your expectations.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited