English online therapy and counselling

English online therapy and counselling is something Andrew Harvey, counsellor, has been doing for many years. You may be living abroad and as such need access to a qualified and experienced counsellor / therapist whom speaks your language. Many clients find online therapy extremely helpful when living or traveling abroad.

Andrew works with clients from all over the world via a secure online platform that is easy to access and technically stable, confidential and suitable for online counselling and therapy.  Andrew is prepared to be flexible in terms of times, number of sessions and ways of working, many clients feels this makes accessing therapy more convenient and productive.

Payment can be made via bank transfer  or  PayPal.  The fee is £50 (uk pounds) per session.

A good way forward is a Free initial 15 minutes online consolation, you can ask any questions you may have and then decide if online therapy is for you.  You can contact Andrew here.

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 A past clients experience of working with Andrew for english online therapy. 

“Andrew is a wonderful, caring counsellor who has become a trusted professional helping me with my anger issues.  Andrew is prompt, courteous, and respectful of your time, and is never late for a session and has never cancelled.  I had my doubts about therapy via Skype, but living in a country where they didn’t speak English and the availability of mental health services very low I decided to give it a shot, and am I ever glad I did!  I am happier, healthier, and more able to tackle the challenges in my life thanks to Andrew and owe him my sincerest thanks for everything.” 

Confidential Counselling Notice – Our Privacy Notice

Counselling Services Nottingham Ltd Privacy Notice. Confidential Counselling Notice. 

About this Privacy Notice.

Counselling Services Nottingham (CSN) (referred to below as CSN and / or The Service) is committed to complying with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation made on 27 April 2016, and to the responsible and secure use of your personal data. Providing Confidential counselling  and privacy is a core part of what we do, we provide confidential counselling services. CSN  has a legitimate interest in processing personal data to provide counselling and other related services. This notice sets out  what personal information CSN collects and holds, why we collect this data, how long it is kept and your rights over your personal data. CSN is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

 

  1. Information about you

We collect personal information from you when you enquire about our services and then during the delivery of our services.  We may collect and store  information including your contact details, details of others associated with the provision of our services and you, payment and invoicing details,  your availability and other relevant personal information. Given the nature of service some of the information we hold may be of a personal and private nature, for example details of health conditions you may have, events in your life and or other personal historical and current information you share in counselling and with the service.  Once a client ends counselling, all data regarding their counselling is stored securely for 5 years and then destroyed. Your information is only shared within the service with those who need to know that piece of  information. Most of the information held is only accessible to the Counsellor you see.

We may store personal data of those whom engage in other services from us, this is information might include contact details and other relevant details as outlined above, when appropriate. Other services include Group Therapy, Consultancy and / or Training.

  1. How we use your information?

Your personal information will be used only to provide you with our services and to give you information relating to our services. We will not share your personal details with any other person or organisation without your knowledge and permission unless we need to meet our legal and / or safeguarding obligations. These obligations may require us to disclose your information in order to safeguard you or others, details available on request.

 

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 3. How do we take care of your information?

We will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you share with CSN. These precautions include using professional clinical cloud-based notes software.

Communications in connection with our services may happen via e-mail, online, text, telephone or letter. For ease of use and compatibility, email communications are not sent in an encrypted form unless you require it and give us permission to communicate with you in that way. The aforementioned forms of communication are not fully secure and / or confidential. Whilst we endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against potential confidentiality breaches , we cannot bear responsibility for all communications being confidential.  Please be assured we take all reasonable precautions when communicating with you and your communication with us.

 

  1. What are your rights with regards to the information we hold about you?

You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal information, free of charge, in an electronic or paper format. You also have the right to CSN to amend or change any incorrect information about you. You have the right to ask CSN to erase any information that the service retains about you. This includes your personal information that is no longer relevant to original purposes, or if you wish to withdraw consent. In all cases and when considering such requests, these rights are obligatory unless it’s information that there is a  legal obligation to retain.

 

  1. Concerns or requests

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018, the data “controller” is Andrew Harvey, Director, CSN.

If you have any questions, concerns or would like clarification on any of the above or other concerns relating to confidentiality, confidential counselling, data storage or privacy please do contact Andrew Harvey the companies data controller.

CSN ltd, 240 Porchester Rd, Nottingham, NG3 6HE. t.07802 767462 e info@CounsellingServicesNottingham.co.uk

Director Andrew Harvey, MBACP, FD (Open) , Fdap.

 

Counselling Services Nottingham (CSN), Also Trading as Addictionscounselling.net, Andrew Harvey and Addictions Counselling Nottingham. 

Andrew Harvey Counsellor

Andrew Harvey Counsellor

This post is about how Andrew Harvey Counsellor works, and what types of therapy clients can expect, for more detailed explanations of the types of therapy see this information here. 

Andrew identifies as a Pluralistic Counsellor

“Pluralism is a way of thinking about therapy that has emerged in recent years. It is based on the assumption that no one therapeutic approach has the monopoly on understanding the causes of distress or on the most helpful therapeutic responses. Instead, it suggests that different clients are likely to want — and benefit from — different things in therapy. Hence, it suggests that therapists should be open to respecting understandings and practices from across the counselling and psychotherapy spectrum” www.pluralistictherapy.com  .

Andrew’s training has included a number of therapy methods and types of therapy. In collaboration with clients he finds the best way to respond to their needs.

Andrew Harvey Counsellor

Andrew’s training includes a number of different modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Third wave cognitive behavioural therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Person-centred therapy,  Counselling, interpersonal therapy, Behavioural therapy, Gestalt therapy, Solution-focused therapy and Psychodynamic therapy.

Pluralistic counselling can help clients with lots of different challenges and issues including addiction, anxiety, relationship issues, panic, depression, feeling sad, addiction, bereavement, mental health issues, sexual abuse, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, stress, anger, trauma, self-harm, attachment disorders, life challenges and emotional issues.

If you are interested in finding out more, please do make contact. 

 

Online Therapy 10 Tips. Getting the best from SKYPE counselling and Therapy.

Using SKYPE or other related online counselling platforms.

Ten Tips to get the best from online counselling.

  1. When having your online counselling session close other internet using programs, you may not be using them, but they will be using some of your available internet resources, this can cause the connection to be problematic. For example, browsers, other online communication tools and cloud backup can slow your system down. Other devices connected to your internet will also slow things down.
  2. Get the lighting right! You need to be seen and by having good lighting this can make all the difference.
  3. Interruptions … Put the do not disturb sign on the door, put your mobile out of reach and on silent, switch off anything that alerts you to messages on your screen… this is your time, you need to remove the possibility of distraction… including the cat!
  4. What’s the picture like, you should be at least head and shoulders in the picture, and siting comfortably, think passport photo.
  5. It’s often a good idea to wear headphones, it reduces echo and enables an extra level of confidentiality for you. Having the headphones on, I feel, can really bring you into the session.
  6. Can you be overheard, because if you can, or even wonder if you can be, that won’t work. you need to know that your session is confidential.
  7. Have a backup! If all else fails (technically) you and your therapist should have a plan. the one I have with clients is I will call them on their landline or mobile.
  8. Research and know the level of confidentiality offered by the technology you are using, and make sure you are happy with it. Google will help you find this information and the technology provider’s privacy statement.
  9. When people come to face 2 face therapy they often have a bit of time to process the session, this can be the journey home or to work, when they do their session online at home or work, they often go straight back into their day. Try and have a bit of a break between your session and being pulled back into your day.
  10. If you are concerned about any aspect of your online counselling, including the medium you are using, talk with your therapist, share your concerns.

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Andrew Harvey offers online counselling and therapy worldwide.

online counselling therapist Andrew Harvey

To book a no obligation online consultation please get in touch. 

The Contribution of Private Counselling

The Contribution of Private Counselling

Private Practice counselling and therapy has a great deal to contribute to the lives of the people it serves. In consultation with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Private Practice Executive Committee, Patti Wallace, BACP Lead Advisor Private Practice, has produced a briefing paper on the specific contribution of private practice counselling. We feel this document really articulates effectively why people choose to engage with private counsellors and therapists and the valuable contribution private counselling services make not only to individuals but to the wider community.

You can download the paper here

The Conclusion of the document is reproduced below.

Private practice counselling makes a significant contribution to both prevention and intervention in relation to psychological distress and mental illness in the general population. In order to ensure the greatest benefit to the client, it is important that the public and other professionals are aware of its value relative to statutory and voluntary sector provision, and have the knowledge to access and refer to private practitioners where appropriate to the client’s circumstances.

The Contribution of Private Counselling

The list below gives an up-to-date (April 2015) overview of the types of issues and difficulties  people might come to private counselling and therapy for, it is produced using the most frequently searched terms by people accessing one of the leading counselling directories in the UK.

Anxiety, relationship issues, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder/manic depression, postnatal depression, seasonal affective disorder (sad), family issues , panic disorder, addiction(s), affairs and betrayals, phobias, separation and divorce, cross cultural relationships, pre-nuptial counselling, abuse, anger management, bereavement, couples issues , personality disorders, child related issues, attachment disorder , eating disorders, alcoholism, emotional abuse, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, drug abuse , binge-eating disorder , stress, low self-confidence , gambling, anorexia nervosa, sex addiction, borderline personality disorder

Counselling Services Nottingham is a Private Counselling & Therapy service based in two locations in Nottingham and available nationally Via SKYPE. As full members of the BACP we adhere fully to their code of conduct. For more information on any of the Private Counselling and Therapy Services, we provide please do contact us.