SKYPE Therapy UK talked about on BBC Radio Nottingham

SKYPE therapy UK a service offered by Counselling Services Nottingham is the subject of a BBC Radio Nottingham interview.

Counselling Services Nottingham’s Andrew Harvey will be on the show (or already has been if your reading this after March the 11th 2014) around mid morning . Andrew will be (or was ) talking about SKPE counselling , the benefits , possible issues and the safest way to go about it. Counselling  services Nottingham provides SKPE counselling nationally to clients providing 30 Minute, 1 Hour and 75 Minute sessions. For more information click the SKPE link.

Andrew is delighted to be asked to be on the Radio talking about SKYPE therapy as he is passionate about extending therapy to people who might find it difficult to take part in traditional face 2 face therapy. As a  Samaritan Andrew discovered the power of the telephone and feels that SKYPE is akin to this method of communicating and relating.

If you would like to find out more about SKYPE therapy UK and SKYPE Counselling please click on the SKYPE page of the website.  Andrew offers SKYPE Counselling to clients throughout the UK and can offer sessions ranging from 30 minutes to 75 minutes, depending upon clients needs and wants.

SKYPE therapy uk  

Depression is still top of the list as a reason for seeking therapy

Depression continues to be one of the main reasons that clients seek therapy.  I have listed below some of the main words that regularly appear at the top of searched terms on counselling directories and therapist listing sites.

I have taken a few out, as the are issues or subjects that I don’t tend to work with, for example I don’t do Couples Counselling, so have taken that out of the list. So here are the top 22 issues that others seek counselling and therapy for , all of which I work with ….and … if its not on the list I may still be able to help, so please do make contact this list is the top 22 and people come to counselling for hundreds of different reasons, in fact sometimes people don’t know why they come, they don’t know what’s wrong, they just feel that something is. I am  aware that not everyone likes to label how they feel, for example not everyone likes the term depression , and I understand both perspectives on the use of labels like depression.


relationship issues


generalised anxiety 

bipolar disorder/manic depression

seasonal affective disorder (sad)

postnatal depression

family issues

affairs and betrayals

panic disorder

separation and divorce



cross cultural relationships


anger management

sexual issues


low self-esteem

personality disorders


eating disorders

Qualified Therapist

Qualified Therapist

How do you find a qualified therapist, someone who is registered, who is trained, insured and has regular supervision ? this may help.

In 2013 the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists became the first psychological therapists’ register to be accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.

Why is that important ?

The scheme means that, for the first time, members of the public can choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

I belong to that register my registration number is 059418.  This link will take you to my British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registration details.

This link will take you to a list of my qualifications and training

qualified therapist

Counselling Services Nottingham. My qualifications and training.

Counselling Services Nottingham Counselling Services Nottingham is run by me, my name is Andrew Harvey. I have decided to list my qualifications on-going studies , as so many other counsellors do , and I realized I hadn’t . so here is a list of some or my professional development and qualifications .. any questions, or clarification please , drop me an email, always happy to help, if I can  Andrew

 Counselling Services Nottingham’s therapist Andrew Harvey’s Qualifications and Training

Ongoing               Foundation Degree in Counselling – Open University / cpcab

Ongoing               Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling –  Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Award Body. (cpcab)

2013       Certificate of Proficiency  –  British Association of Counsellors  & Psychotherapists (BACP)

2012 – 2013         Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  –  Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Award Body. (cpcab)

2012       Diverse perspectives on mental health –  Open University

2011 – 2012         Certificate in Mental Health Studies –  Open University

2011       Counselling: exploring fear and sadness –  Open University

2010       Challenging ideas in mental health – Open University

2009       Introduction to counselling –  Open University

2009       Certificate in Counselling Skills –   Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Award Body. (cpcab)

CPD Courses

2014       1 day     Breakaway Training –  Cambian Health Care. (For my work as A Independent Menatl Health Advocate)

2014       (6 wks.)  Understanding drugs and addiction –  Kings College London. (Online)

2013 – 2014         Foundations for Growth –  Priory Healthcare.

All the following are short online 1 hour CPD events.

2014       Motivational Interviewing: A technique for your practice? – Buck Black

3014       Counselling for Depression (cfd): My experience as a trainer – Kate Hayes

2014       Helping Families to recover in Addiction, Trauma and Mental Health – Noel Mc Dermott

2014       Beyond the frontiers of person-centred purism: Pluralism and experiencing diversity of therapeutic practices – WAPCEPC  – Mick Cooper

2013       Introducing 12 Step Recovery – Noel McDermott

2013       The Big Debate – what do people with addictions want or need from counsellors?

2013       How to work effectively with substance users – Sarah Lobe & Jane Edwards

2013       Systematic outcome and process feedback: A person-centred practice – Mick Cooper

I also have a commitment to being as “current” as possible, and use credible research to both inform my practice and guide my on-going learning… in other words , when I see something I can see will help clients, I put the time and effort in to lean and incorporate what’s appropriate in my work.