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Brackenbury Counselling

Hope • Healing • Growth

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Friendly & Supportive

Counselling in Stamford, UK

Are you struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, anger, depression,

or feeling like your life has lost it’s sense of purpose?


If this sounds familiar, my friendly, supportive approach to therapy offers a chance to offload, find hope, and take steps towards a calmer, happier, more fulfilled way of being you.

I'm Andrew Brackenbury, a BACP registered psychotherapist / counsellor offering face-to-face sessions in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and in Tickencote, Rutland. Online or telephone psychotherapy is also an option

(For more about Andrew, click here)


Thoughts on therapy from a Stamford Counsellor

Why Counselling?

In chats with potential clients I'm often asked whether counselling could help. There's no definitive answer - effective psychotherapy is a collaboration between therapist and client, so there are endless variables, but based on my client's experiences, here are some changes you might be able to make

Increasing self-esteem and becoming more able to live life on your own terms

Moving away from a dark cloud of depression and learning to feel joy again

Reducing levels of anxiety and an increasing your ability to manage stress
Healing or making peace with the wounds of your past
Feeling more supported during a life transition or at a time of grief or loss
Learning how to understand and accept your own sensitivity and vulnerability
Challenging people-pleasing and setting stronger relational boundaries
Relying less on the opinions of others by focusing more on your own values
Challenging perfectionism and procrastination
Understand how patterns developed in childhood impact you and your relationships today

What my clients say...

A Male Client


“I can’t thank Andrew enough for his time and support during a very tough and challenging period of life. Andrew is a calming presence, and extremely welcoming, leading to a very comfortable counselling experience. My counselling experience with Andrew has helped me massively and I would recommend Andrew to anyone going through a tough period. I would not hesitate to book in again if I needed to and I know Andrew would be there to support me whenever I was in need”

What my clients say...

A Client

(Early Forties)

“Thank you for all of your support, perspective and listening over the recent months - you have really helped me listen to myself and understand my situation. I really appreciate it. ”

Thoughts on Therapy from a Counsellor in Stamford

Are you nervous about seeing a counsellor?

If you've never seen a counsellor before, it can seem a daunting prospect. So if you think you'd like you'd like to talk, but the thought is somewhat scary, I've written some blogs to try to help you feel more at ease...

Worried About Contacting a Counsellor?
From personal experience I know this can feel unnerving, so I'll help you feel as comfortable as I can
I offer a free 15-20 minute pre-therapy chat, with no obligation or pressure to book after that
I'm a BACP Registered member, so ethically obliged to only work in your best interest
If I feel I can't help, I'll be honest about this and will suggest options for suitable support for you
Apprehensive About Your First Session?
We'll create a safe space for you from the moment we meet
Confidentiality is the foundation of your therapy - what's said between us, stays between us
No commitment from you - at the end of the first session you decide your next steps
We'll focus only on what you want to work on at a pace that is psychologically safe for you

What would counselling be like?

Maybe this would be your first experience of counselling? If so, I get how nervous this could make you feel. So my first priority is to help you feel as safe and comfortable as I can.

My starting point is to see you as a unique individual, with your own history,

relationships, worries, problems, hopes and dreams.


 I'm here to listen to you fully, to really understand how it is for you right now. 


You can share anything knowing that I'll remain calm. I'll validate your struggles and I won't tell you what to do or judge you.


Exploring your past can lead to lasting change, but you may want to focus on issues you're facing now. Either way, I won't pressure you to talk about anyting you aren't ready for.

Your psychological safety is important to me, so we'll work at a pace that feels right for you.


From my personal experience I know that sharing your troubles, feeling understood, 

considering what you really want, and learning new ways to manage anxiety, can have

a life-changing impact on the way that you feel.

Time For A New Direction?

If you feel like it's time for your life to change direction, and are considering counselling in Stamford, or via telephone or online therapy, please contact me by email, or phone or text 07870 135986.

We'll then arrange a free, confidential chat so I can hear a little about the issues you are facing, and you can get a sense of whether working with me would feel right for you...

Get in touch

If you'd like to take the next step, feel free to contact me by phoning or texting 07870 135 986, or by filling in this form to arrange an initial online or telephone chat. This gives us a chance to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07870 135 986. If I can't answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number and I'll call back as soon as I can. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have at any stage.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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