Ita Andrews | Accredited Counsellor | Bayford | NCPS

Ita Andrews

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05657

Location: Bayford


I work with a range of clients including young children and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioural challenges . When working with children of primary school age I encourage the parent to join the sessions so that they are able to continue to support their children in using specific strategies out of sessions. During my Child Mental Health training at St George’s Medical School I came across the term ‘A child with a behaviour problem is a child trying to solve a problem but getting it wrong’ . I aim to help both the child and parent identify and solve the problems that are causing the behavioural challenges using a collaborative and proactive approach. Dr Ross Greene author of The Explosive Child constantly reminds us ‘Kids do well if they can’. My therapeutic approach supports this theme. I also offer Parenting advice sessions specifically for children 0-5 years.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    ACT with Young People on the Autistic Spectrum , Dr. Jodie Wasner (June 2023)
    Transforming Anxiety and Stress by Integrating the Embodied Brain 25 modules with Dr. Dan Siegel Mindsight Institute (May 2023)
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Grief , Dr Ray Owen (March 2023)
    Mindfulness and Self Acceptance for Self Esteem , Dr. Joe Oliver and Dr. Richard Bennet (1 day workshop May 2021)
    ACT for Young People DNA-V Intermediate Level with Dr. Louise Hayes (2021)
    ACT Immersion 10 week online course with Dr. Steven Hayes (2019)

    Advanced Diploma in Integrative CBT/REBT, Regent’s University , London (distinction)
    Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, (distinction)
    Postgraduate Diploma in Promoting the Mental Health of Young Children , St George’s Medical School (distinction)
    Postgraduate Diploma in Health Visiting, South Bank University
    Foundation Certificate in Person Centred and Psychodynamic therapy, Hertford University
    Registered Sick Children's Nurse, Westminster Children’s Hospital, London
    Registered General Nurse, Kings College Hospital, London
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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