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Welcome.

I'm Andy Bird, and I'm an accredited psychotherapist based in central London.

I believe myself to be really fortunate. Having worked as a therapist for over 25 years I've had the privilege of witnessing the incredible transformation of hundreds of my clients - some from a moment of stasis, but many others from a place of deep pain, shame, addiction and self-loathing. 

That transformation is the journey of self-discovery that therapy can offer, bringing clients to a better understanding of who they are, their wants and needs, freedom from their compulsions and how to live well and love themselves and others.  It is a journey that we make together, with curiosity, debate, information-sharing and humour, and one that changes us both. 

I tailor the therapy to the needs of each client. For some that may be focused on insight, for others on behavioural change, and often a combination of the two. I work with a range of different issues that include;

Alcohol / Addiction / Recovery : Eating Disorders : Shame : Co-dependence : Depression : Anxiety : Relationships : Personal Development : 2nd / 3rd Gen.

I currently offer sessions via video, phone, or in person from my consulting room in Marble Arch.

THE WAY I WORK AND MY PROFESSONAL EXPERIENCE

I tailor therapy to the needs of each client, and typically will use the first few sessions to build up a picture of what it is that has brought you to therapy, what you might need and how to get there.

My core model is a humanistic one, but I also draw on CBT, psychodynamic and 12-step interventions if felt helpful.

I place value on the importance of making sense of our emotions and the way these shape our thoughts and behaviours. I use a wide range of interventions, some of which include;

  • Identifying thoughts, feelings and meanings

  • Exploring how past experiences impact on the present

  • Identifying choices and the consequences of these

  • Seeking practical solutions for change

  • Offering up information

  • Reflecting on the relationship between us

  • Humour

 

I am knowable, happy to offer up my thoughts and observations, and work collaboratively so that both of us have a role in making sense of your situation and exploring solutions for change.

I have been working as a therapist since 1996 offering one to one, couples and group therapy in a range of different treatment settings.

 

As well my private practice I have worked on general psychiatry wards, addiction treatment programmes and eating disorder units. I currently also work at the Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone. 

 

I have also previously worked as a counsellor-trainer.

I completed  a  four-year training at City University in person-centred and existential 

counselling and group work, and an MSc in Addiction and Mental Health studies with the department of Academic Psychiatry at Kings College London.

I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A SESSION

 

 Phone: 07941 698 197 

 Email: andybird3@gmail.com or click here

Address; 25 Green Street, Marble Arch,

                London W1K  7AX

England