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Canonbury / Highbury Hackney / Islington
Tel : 07805 399010
Skype : andrew.bernhardt
What is counselling?
Being unhappy from time to time -
Each counsellor may have his or her own explanation as to what counselling is. This is mine: Counselling allows a person to explore their emotions and perceptions in a supportive atmosphere. It seeks to help and heal where previously there will have been unease, pain or confusion. It’s a collaborative, open and honest process with an explicit goal of helping a person achieve a happier, more balanced way of living by enabling and encouraging change where needed.
There are no offices, white coats or analyst couches. We sit together in a quiet, airy and comfortable room in the privacy of my home. I have studied and practised a wide range of counselling techniques but I am a fundamentalist in none. My approach is ‘integrative’ which means that over many years I have learned to adapt and apply those ideas and methods that I have found to be useful and that work in practice.
For those with some knowledge of this field, my style is influenced by the Humanist,
Existentialist and Person-
My style is jargon-
I counsel individuals and couples. After the initial low cost, no obligation consultation, I offer further sessions by mutual agreement (see more details here>>).
See full details of my professional and academic background here >>