Andy Garland is an experienced and senior accredited psychotherapist, specialising in anxiety and depressive disorders. Along with being the Clinical Director at the practice his work also focuses on trauma cases, addictions, phobias and legal instructions.
He works closely with gender and sexual diverse groups, gaining a thorough grounding in this area of mental health.
Andy is the author of the Fear Busting® group of learning packages which he's delivered throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. He's also an associate lecturer at Cardiff University.
With over 22 years experience in human behavioural development Andy continues to gain a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field of study.
Described as a 'natural therapist', 'dynamic' and 'engaging' by the people he works with. Over 70% of Andy's patients come from personal and medical personnel referrals.
Andy's first degree was obtained from Cardiff University, where he
graduated with a first class Bachelor of Education (BEd) with Honours in Adult Education and Developmental Psychology. His connection with Cardiff University remains with his post as associate lecturer in the School of Social Sciences. He studied for his combined Master's degree within the Medicine, Dentistry and Health faculty at The University of Sheffield, graduating with a Master of Science (MSc) in Psychotherapy.
As well as his academic qualifications, Andy continues to update his skills and knowledge in his field with on-going development in the area of mental health psychology and wellbeing.
He holds a host of post-graduate qualifications relevant to his study, including Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Psychoanalytical therapy.
Andy is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), membership number: 617529.
As a registered and accredited Psychotherapist he abides by the code of ethics and conduct outlined by this governing body.
disclosure and barring service (dbs)
He's a fully insured practitioner, and holds a current and enhanced criminal records (DBS) check.
Please ask Andy if you’d like to see his professional and academic certificates.
The Register has been in existence since 1997 and was previously known as the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP).
It is governed by the Register Advisory Board, which is chaired by Professor Ed Sallis OBE. The Register is a list of BACP members who have met the standards for registration.
BACP's voluntary register has been accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. All registrants are bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
In addition, all registrants are required to be in regular supervision and to undertake appropriate continuing professional development. Some registrants have also sought a higher level of quality assurance through the BACP accreditation scheme and those members are clearly marked as 'accredited' on the Register.
Andy Garland is both registered (certificate number: 052963) and accredited with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (membership number: 617529).