Andrea Allan

Andrea Allan

About Me

My passion in life is people, from a very early age I was interested in understanding what made people tick.  It is this passion that has propelled me into making a making a career out of helping people.

I pride myself, and my ability to put people at ease and am often told that people find me easy to talk to. This helps with building an effective counselling relationship, as sometimes people fear taking that first step when coming to counselling.  I firmly believe giving yourself the opportunity and time to work through any issues is the best investment a person can make in themselves.

My qualified approach is Person Centered Counselling.  This style of counselling believes in the ability and qualities of an individual to determine what it is that will make them feel better.  My role is to facilitate a person’s journey.  Providing them with a safe place to explore and understand their feelings.  This is done without judgement or recriminations and dedication to helping a person gain clarity on past experiences.  As a result, understanding how past experiences may be affecting how a person feels in the present, can help to impact on their future in a positive way.

I have a special interest for working with couples and helping couples to have a fulfilling relationship. This can involve finding ways to overcome unexpected issues.  Sadly couples often leave asking for help until it is too late.  However, I believe with patience, a willingness to learn and to look at your own behaviours a failing relationship can become a happy one again.

I have worked with people who have variety of issues including:

I hold a foundation degree with distinction in counselling.

Certificate in Couple Counselling.

Additional training

Courses I have undertaken include:

Relates Relational Training

Introduction to Supporting those Bereaved by Suicide

Introduction to Coaching

Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Understanding autism

Introduction to gestalt

Working with differences and diversity

Hidden harm training

Helping children tell their stories

Children’s emotional wellbeing

Safeguarding children and adults

Working with metaphors

Attachment theory and self-awareness in the counsellor

Introducing creative media into your therapeutic practice

I am a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and
work in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and
Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.