Miss Andrea Allan

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS15-02293

Location: Boldon Colliery

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.

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 by providing them with a safe place to explore their feelings and understanding of their feelings. This is done without judgements or recriminations and dedication to helping a person gain clarity on past experiences and how they may be affecting how they feel in the present, which in turn can impact on their future.

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

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Foundation degree with distinction in counselling.
    ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring.
    Courses I have undertaken include:
    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
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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