Andrew HeiningPsychodynamic counsellor
During this unique time, many things have changed. One thing that hasn't is how useful having somewhere to vent, work things out, and talk about whatever is on your mind can be.
If you feel lost, depressed, angry, or sad, I am an experienced counselling professional geared towards helping you through whatever you face or feel without judgment and getting you on the path to a better place.
If you are worried about cost, I have low fee options available. I aim to provide an affordable service for the benefit of the general public. We all deserve to be heard.
Although my background is in psychodynamic practice, I am not wedded to one particular theory, instead believing that different methods and interventions work for different people.
Given all of us have our particular emotional issues and histories, appreciating, understanding and owning our life story is central to being able to take hold of right now, and the future which unfolds - helping you to that point is what I can do.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, sessions may take place either via telephone or video call (with a view to in-person meets being available as soon as is possible should that be desired).
- Full-Cost sessions from £40
- Low-Cost sessions from £15
Sessions are 50 minutes long for one to one therapy and usually take place weekly. My work is primarily open-ended, which means that sessions are typically booked week by week (unless agreed otherwise) to meet your needs.
Training and qualifications
Qualifications, training & clinical experience:
Foundation in Psychodynamic Counselling via The Counselling Foundation https://counsellingfoundation.org/
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling via The Counselling Foundation
Certificate of Proficiency via BACP
Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling via Counselling Tutor https://counsellingtutor.com/
Specific professional development via Carolyn Spring Ltd in:
- Trauma & The Body: Somatisation and Dissociation
- Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals Working with Dissociative Disorder in Clinical Practice
- Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
- Child Sexual Abuse: Hope For Healing
- Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-harm
- Working with Shame
Further relevant development:
How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer (BACP) A practical guide to UK human rights and discrimination law Induction Training: Communication Skills and Lone Working via Druglink Safeguarding Adults Awareness Training (Common Induction Standard 6) via NAPPI UK
The above is supplemented by e-learning also via Druglink on Housing Basics; Equalities & Diversity; Data Protection Act essentials; Drug & Alcohol Awareness; The Cycle of Change. https://www.druglink.co.uk