Andrew Smith, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Andrew Smith

Bristol English
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Andrew Smith, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Andrew Smith

Bristol English
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My Approach

My primary approach is Integrative. This means that we work on whatever you need to work on, and I bring in various ways of working. What is most important is that you feel safe, and that we are able to develop a professional relationship where you can work on the issues you are facing. I also recognise that successful recovery/healing/growth requires us to think about not just the therapy, but how you can modify your life outside of therapy.

I work weekly with clients, for 50 minute sessions, although can offer some flexibility with this depending on your needs. I do primarily work in person, although also offer online sessions. Lasting change takes place over the longer term rather than the shorter term, and it is usually helpful to consider this when thinking about starting therapy.

Starting psychotherapy can be scary at first, and it is important to me that you are able to talk about whatever you need to. It is important to me that you feel accepted regardless of individual differences. I am open to having a conversation about this.

About Me

I am an Integrative psychotherapist, with over 15 years’ experience. I am also trained in family therapy, and am open to working with families and dyads when needed, as well as individuals.

I have a diploma in supervision, and am also a practice educator. I have experience of supervising a range of modalities, and have extensive experience of working with clients at all developmental stages. My statutory experience is usually also helpful when thinking about risk in your work.

When not working, I paint portraits, and play the harp.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I am an approved provider for various local authorities, and if you are under 21 we could get support from the adoption support fund to help pay for therapy.
I have worked with those affected by HIV for over 15 years.
I have many years experienced of working with anger in various settings.
My research interests are in this field, and I lecture internationally in the field.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Gestalt Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Couple Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Obsessions
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Step Families
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Those at Risk of Sexual Offending
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Bristol Office


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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
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