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Andy Cottom: Psychotherapy and Trauma Counselling

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22nd September 2018 
Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Trauma Therapy
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No. 6, Lower Grosvenor Place

tel: 07733 485 323
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Telephone - 07733 485 323
Email - [email protected]

My professional qualifications
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies from Westminster Pastoral Foundation, one of the foremost psychodynamic and psychoanalytic training centres in the country. In addition I trained at the Tavistock and Portman Trust on the course that their trauma unit developed for a greater understanding of the psychoanalytic approach to helping traumatised clients. I have a Certificate of Studies from the Tavistock.

In addition to my client work, I also offer training workshops aimed at familiarising other therapists with some of the issues that they might encounter when working with traumatised clients. I also work as a mentor to therapists in training.

I am an active professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling. FPC is a national organisation of therapists who have undertaken extensive training to attend to the needs and concerns of those who need our assistance. The organisation seeks to safeguard the ethical practice of psychotherapy and counselling.

My professional associations
I'm a registered member and Trustee of:
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy

  • and am also the Chair of
  • The Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis

  • I adhere to the codes of ethics of FPC and UKCP

    My other work
    I also worked as a senior counsellor at Victim Support in Battersea, South West London, working with residents of the borough who had been affected by crime.

    My particular interests
  • Trauma

  • Domestic violence and abusive relationships

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Bullying

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Concerns around becoming a parent

  • Mid-life crisis

  • Issues with anger

  • Relationship problems

  • Identity issues

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • I also have considerable experience of working with people who suffer from the impact of crime and with those who have experienced the chaos of war.