Andrea Sprakes

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Andrea is a BACP registered and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist

Andrea has over ten years’ experience of providing support to individuals experiencing many different difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship problems and understands how completely debilitating and exhausting it can be to try to manage your day-to-day life whilst trying to "battle" against these feelings and mask how difficult things really are from everyone around you.
Andrea works both in private practice and for a charity in a community setting providing both time limited and open ended therapy.

As a Therapist Andrea can offer you a confidential service where issues and concerns which are perhaps too difficult to talk about with family and friends can be shared and thought about.
Andrea is aware that counselling can be a very difficult and daunting step and will always hold this in mind. She can offer you a warm and safe environment and will work with you at your pace to build a working relationship built on mutual trust, respect and understanding. Andrea recognises that every person is individual and every relationship unique therefore she has a flexible way of working that will always seek to adapt and work in a way that best suits your needs.

Andrea is a genuine, warm, respectful, and a caring individual who will work alongside you to try and make sense of the difficulties you are encountering. These can be immediate difficulties that have presented themselves or an accumulation of things that have simply become too overwhelming to manage.
Andrea trained in the Relational approach to Counselling and therefore believes that relationships both past present and with us are of fundamental importance in.

• The development of personality and sense of self
• The difficulties clients bring to therapy (relations with yourself and with other people)
• The therapeutic process (the therapy relationship is the heart of the process)





  • Accredited member of the BACP


  • DipHe Therapeutic Counselling CertHe Interpersonal skills Certificate Community Mediation skills

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