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Andrea Rickman
Counsellor in Christchurch - Accredited 6 Years

Accredited  Counsellor Andrea Rickman
181C Barrack Road
BH23 2AR
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  • Individual 50 - 60 minutes
  • Couple 60 - 60 minutes
35% of enquirers became verified clients

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

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6 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

Counselling Supervision
Couples Counselling
Basingstoke Counselling Service (UK)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since March 2012)
Psychodynamic Therapy
Wiltshire College (UK)

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 31 October 2017