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Andrea Rickman
Counsellor in Christchurch - Accredited 5+ Years

Accredited  Counsellor Andrea Rickman

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

181C Barrack Road
BH23 2AR


Professional Title

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) and Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Engagement rate - 38% of enquirers became verified clients


Counselling and Psychotherapy in Christchurch

  • Individual 50 - 60 minutes
  • Couple 60 - 60 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque, Maestro, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Languages: English

Working Hours

  • Mondays10am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesdays8:30am - 8pm
  • Wednesdays11am - 8pm
  • Thursdays9am - 8pm
  • Fridays10am - 3pm, 6pm - 8pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stress


  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy



More Detail

5+ Years Post-Registration Experience

Hello. I'm Andrea Rickman. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I assist individuals and couples with their mental wellbeing. I have private, public and voluntary sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus involves abuse, anger, bereavement and depression, as well as the particular challenges experienced by bisexual, gay and heterosexual men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

An initial assessment meeting helps you to discover if you are comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and determine if therapy could assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment meeting in Christchurch.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine which issue concerning your childhood or adulthood you explore. An aim of counselling is to enable you to speak about a difficulty and find a way forward that is appropriate for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the unconscious meaning of the issues you encounter. It facilitates you in becoming aware of aspects of your internal dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy aims to enhance your self-comprehension to give you options.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends psychodynamic therapy for depression and self harm.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you confront. It considers your thoughts, emotions and relevant events in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you develop or find appropriate ways of managing.

Qualifications Timeline

BACP Endorsed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - Certificate
Counselling Supervision
YMCA Counselling (UK)
Couples Counselling
Basingstoke Counselling Service (UK)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since March 2012)
Salisbury College (UK)
Included focuses on Bereavement and Psychodynamic Therapy

Andrea abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Jumpers Common, Tuckton, Christchurch, Wick, Southbourne, Holdenhurst, Holdenhurst Village, Burton, Pokesdown, Winkton, Stanpit, Boscombe, Sopley, Somerford, Hurn, Lower Waterditch, Mudeford, Throop, Charminster, Neacroft

Nearest Train Stations

  • Christchurch (0.5 miles)
  • Pokesdown (1.5 miles)
  • Bournemouth (3.1 miles)
  • Hinton Admiral (3.6 miles)
  • Branksome (5.5 miles)
  • New Milton (6.2 miles)
  • Parkstone (6.8 miles)
  • Poole (8.4 miles)
  • Sway (8.7 miles)
  • Hamworthy (9.8 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

Updated 22 August 2017

Contact Andrea
Please submit your details below. I will receive them immediately and contact you as soon as possible. Thank you. Andrea Rickman.