Andrea Harrison

Andrea Harrison


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07484366683

Contact Andrea

Therapist - Cheadle

Cheadle SK8
07484366683
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I offer face-to-face work, online and telephone sessions

I work  Monday to Friday, daytime and evening appointments available.  

About me and my therapy practice

I works with individuals, couples and adolescents (age 15+). 

I offer person-centred therapy and Imago Relationship Therapy, to provide short-term and long-term counselling. 

I provide a genuinely non-judgmental space which can enable you, perhaps for the first time, to express and explore your true self without fear of shame.

It is my job to see the whole of you, to listen and observe without criticism. I work hard to see the real you and help you to get to know and accept all of your contradictions and complexities. 

On many occasions I have experienced just how profound it is when a client feels that someone truly gets them.

Being a therapist is a privilege because it allows me to show compassion, empathy and support for other people.

 I came to this work through my own therapy journey which I found to be equally challenging and rewarding.

I am a BACP-registered therapist and abide by a strict ethical code of practise and framework.

I hold a BSc Hons degree in Counselling and I am trained in Imago Relationship Therapy.

Being offered the opportunity to work with you is something I take very seriously in terms of privacy, confidentiality, punctuality, reliability, clinical supervision, focus and respect.



Practice description

I use a person-centred approach that includes a set of conditions that help me to understand your life experiences from your point of view. I believe that personal life experiences and choices result from a complex set of psychological and emotional forces. I do not see one type of lifestyle as being better than another. The person-centred approach enables you and I the freedom to talk openly about anything in a private and non-judgmental environment.

Empathy is an essential part of the person-centred approach. Empathy is the ability of one person to understand and respect the life experiences, feelings and choices of another person. Through empathy, I maintain an unconditional positive regard for you, and it is within this important framework of empathy and acceptance that effective therapy takes place

Working with couples, I use Imago Relationship Therapy which offers a helpful and effective way to improve the level of communication between you and your partner to work through conflict, so you can resolve difficulties and form a healthier relationship. 

 My practice is inclusive and welcoming to people of all ethnicity, nationalities, and gender identities.


My first session

Please get in touch by  email or phone. I will arrange a free 10-15min call to have a chat, answer any questions you might have and to see if the way I work suits you. There is no commitment for you to enter into therapy with me, its just an opportunity for you to see if what I offer can help you. 

If you do decide to work with me, in the first session I will take some personal details from you such as address, GP and an emergency contact. We will go through a Counselling Contact which illustrates how we will work together as well as terms. 

The session then continues with me listening to your story, I ask questions and try to understand what life means for you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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