Counselling and Psychotherapy

Compassionate, Person Centred work that helps people transform their lives.


Are you struggling with life and having difficulty finding hope for your future? Do you feel good emotions or just numb and angry? At times we all struggle to find joy and fulfilment in life. In therapy we identify the internal causes and work together to find solutions.

Are you tired of repeating self-destructive behaviours? Do you feel stuck and unable to move on? All of us have our own way of dealing with things but unhealthy habits can lead to us feeling trapped. We break the cycle by developing awareness and establishing a new way of being.

How has your childhood affected you? Our childhood shapes the rest of our lives and learned reactions impact our relationships with others. In therapy you'll learn to recognise situations that cause you to react and learn to consciously choose how to respond.

I create a safe space in which we are able to identify your problems and their causes. I offer an integrative approach where I utilise a selection of therapeutic models as appropriate.

One of my specialisations is work with trauma. I incorporate sensorymotor psychotherapy to help you find relief from the automatic reaction to triggers and learn new positive responses. You can change and discover a more fulfilling life.

I also specialise in working with young people. I have worked with young people in care and young offenders. Therapy is confidential and I am there for you. I develop trust and understanding enabling you to discover who you are and how you want to be.

I work in person, in Harrogate, and online to increase my availability. I understand this can feel like a big step therefore I offer a free 15 minute video meeting, or telephone call, where we can talk about what you want and what I can offer. There is no pressure to commit. Please Email or call and I will get back to you within 48 hours.

Individual Therapy

Andy trained as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and has continued to develop knowledge and experience using what works best for each individual client.


Andy provides a safe, caring and confidential environment. It is a place to explore feelings, thoughts, behaviours and beliefs. He can assist you to work through difficulties, gain clarity and set and achieve personal goals.


Speaking openly to a neutral, nonjudgmental, professional about your concerns can have a profound effect on developing insight and making decisions.


Exploring what is troubling you can lead to clarity and understanding. During therapy you can find new understanding, strategies to cope, the ability to build on your strengths and find resolution to hurt.

Young People

Andy specialises in working with young people and is able to empathise and build a good trusting relationship that enables them to search for answers.


He also Specialises in trauma and the lasting affects of trauma. The fear and loss of enjoyment in life can be overcome and a new lease of life found.

In an emergency contact 999 or the Samaritans on 116 123

If you need someone to talk to a Samaritan will listen.  They won’t judge or tell you what to do.

Andy also has more local, UK and Online sources of help and information on his resources page.


Therapy can treat a wide range of issues such as fears and phobias, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, and insomnia.  It can help you to increase confidence, improve relationships and decide what direction you want your life to go.  These are only a few of the things it can help with.  Have a look at the help forpage for more information.

During the initial session Andy will find out what you want to change and what your medical history is, to ensure safe practice.  He may, with your permission, contact your GP before commencing therapy if it is appropriate.  You will discuss what you want to change and what your goals are.

If, at any time, progress seems to stall Andy will work with you to figure out what is going on and different techniques may be used to continue working towards achieving your goal.

The number of sessions is dependant on the clients goals and progress.  Progress will be reviewed when appropriate.

Sessions are 50 minutes long and £45 each during the day or £55 in the evening.

Qualified, professional, psychotherapists and counsellors should be registered with an independent professional body that is compliant with the professional standards authority accredited register.  You should check on the organisations website to ensure they are accredited to practice.  You can check Andy by going to The National Counselling Society website and entering his postcode HG2 8BE in the Find a Therapist” search field.

There are more FAQs here or give Andy a call on 01423 593359 or send an Email via the contact form.


Is this the right time for you to change? You can work through what is troubling you and find a better way of living.