"I went to see Andy in 2016, whilst going through a difficult period in my life. I had previously had counselling over twenty years ago and had found the process and experience unfulfilling and unhelpful at the time. Due to this, I went to see Andy with reservations and doubts as to how he could help, but went with an open mind. Andy’s warm and friendly manner, along with the feeling I was in a safe environment, helped me feel relaxed and comfortable in his sessions. Andy is an excellent listener and is very open to how the sessions are structured, depending how you feel at the time. Andy helped me massively with a number of issues I was facing mentally by providing me with his experience and the tools to help deal with these. By the end our sessions I felt I had had found a friend rather than a counsellor and would strongly recommend him to friends and family if they were looking for someone. Thanks again Andy for helping me through a difficult time and changing my outlook on life."
"I have been having counselling sessions with Andy for 3 maybe 4 years and it has been one of the best decisions in my life. At first I was sceptical, imagining like so many films depict, me lying on a sofa while what I say gets assessed. But that is far from the truth; Andy provides a friendly, light safe space to share whatever you feel comfortable with, listens to every word you say with consideration and respect and provides ways to change the way you look at things so that then the things you look at change. Andy has helped me through, and work through so much. I have come a long way from the person I was before counselling and I am very grateful to him for all his help. And above all Andy is just a decent, authentic human being. I would definitely recommend!"
"Andy helped me tremendously in 2012 to really see things from different perspectives. He is a fantastic listener and has a way of encouraging you to relax , be comfortable and do not be afraid as you are not alone .
There are no right or wrong answers to any of the difficult situations we face . If you open up , ( which is harder for some than others) you will over time feel your burden ease .
I am certain without Andys help and encouragement the mountains I faced in my life would have remained unconquerable. You may slip and that’s ok just don’t be afraid to ask your ( forgive me ) Andy guide for help .
Thanks again Andy."
"Andy offers time, space and compassion in a wholly non-judgmental environment. This is not just a job for Andy, he is genuinely interested in and concerned for his clients, and is not afraid to show it. In my experience, he goes above and beyond the call of duty to achieve a positive outcome, and that can only be because he truly cares about the people he meets.
Andy is not the kind of counsellor who will hide behind theories; rather, he's the friend with whom you want to enjoy a reflective drink within a few times of meeting. Pragmatic and trustworthy, yet highly knowledgeable, I always felt that Andy had a plan, no matter what topic of discussion I might need to talk about."
"I thoroughly recommend Andy. If you are even remotely considering giving counselling a go, I strongly suggest you try it for yourself. Andy provides a safe space to talk through what’s going on, and it can be such a help. He is a skilled counsellor who has made a profound positive impact on the direction of my life. Thank you Andy!"
"Andy's guidance, advice and above all else kindness helped me through a very difficult time in my life and I am so very grateful."
"Andy has helped me more than I could have hoped! I have met with Andy professionally on a number of occasions, without him guiding me I'm not sure I would have got through certain areas in my life! This time last year I never dreamt I'd be in the happy/healthy position I am now! Thank you Andy!"
"Thanks to Andy I was able to leave my room and be able to do more, focusing more on what's around me rather than in my head. Of course I do still has my own issues, but if it wasn't for this and the dedication of Andy then I don't think I would have left my room."