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My Counselling Story

Experienced. Certified. Supportive.

I’ve been a Counselling Professional since 2018, helping my clients achieve their personal and professional goals. The essence of my work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life so that you can overcome them with confidence.

Although my training background is in psychodynamic practice, I am not wedded to one particular theory, instead believing that different methods and interventions work for different people.

I specialise in creating personalised plans and providing tools to guide you forward and achieve your desired goals.

If you want to know more about me, have a look at my blog which can be found here:

https://www.andrewheiningcounselling.com/blog

Experience, Qualifications, and Training

2016 

Foundation in Psychodynamic Counselling via The Counselling Foundation https://counsellingfoundation.org/

2018 

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (as above)

 

2020

Certificate of Proficiency (MBACP)

 

2020

 Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling via Counselling Tutor https://www.counsellingtutor.com/

 

Clinical experience:

 

2016

Group Supervision at The Counselling Foundation (Bedford)

 

2016-2020

The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living (ended due to COVID-19)

 

2019-2020

Private practice in Milton Keynes & Hitchin

 

Specific professional development in:

Trauma

via Carolyn Spring Ltd https://www.carolynspring.com/

 

– 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:

-– An Introduction to Brief Solution Focused Therapy (LearnRelate.org)

– How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer (BACP with OU)

– A practical guide to UK human rights and discrimination law (OU)

– Safeguarding Adults Awareness Training (Common Induction Standard 6) via NAPPI Uk.

 

– Induction Training: Communication Skills and Lone Working via Druglink https://www.druglink.co.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.