Andy Garland Therapies - Counselling Cardiff - Mental Health Services Cardiff - Cardiff Therapists

Andy Garland (he/him) is a highly experienced, senior accredited psychotherapist. Specialising in anxiety and depressive disorders. Along with being the Clinical Director at the practice his work also focuses on trauma cases, addictions, and medical legal instructions. He has specialist clinical experience in sexual offending.

He works closely with gender and sexual diverse groups, gaining a thorough grounding in this area of mental health. Further areas of expertise include complex bereavement, grief and relational issues.

Andy is the author of the Fear Busting® group of learning packages which he's delivered throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. He's also an associate lecturer at Cardiff University, and sits on a Media Advisory Panel for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), providing guidance and expertise on counselling and psychotherapy in the media.

With over 26 years experience in human behavioural development, Andy continues to gain a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field of study. He also advises national organisations on mental health and employee well-being best practices.

Described as a 'natural therapist', 'dynamic' and 'engaging' by the people he works with. Over 70% of Andy's patients come from personal and medical personnel referrals.


Andy's first degree was obtained from Cardiff University, where he graduated with a first class Bachelor of Education (BEd) with Honours in Adult Education and Developmental Psychology. His connection with Cardiff University remains with his post as associate lecturer in the School of Social Sciences. He studied for his combined Master's degree within the Medicine, Dentistry and Health faculty at The University of Sheffield, graduating with a Master of Science (MSc) in Psychotherapy.

As well as his academic qualifications, Andy continues to update his skills and knowledge in his field with on-going development in the area of mental health psychology and wellbeing.

He holds a host of post-graduate qualifications relevant to his study, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Clinical Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Psycho-analytical therapy. Andy has undergone specialist clinical training in working with sex offenders, and those who have yet to act on their 'troubling thoughts'.

Andy Garland Therapies - Counselling Cardiff - Mental Health Services Cardiff - Cardiff Therapists

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Andy Garland Therapies - Counselling Cardiff - Mental Health Services Cardiff - Cardiff Therapists

Andy's a fully insured practitioner, and holds a current and enhanced criminal records Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Andy Garland Therapies - Counselling Cardiff - Mental Health Services Cardiff - Cardiff Therapists


The Register has been in existence since 1997 and was previously known as the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP). It is governed by the Register Advisory Board. The Register is a list of BACP and NCPS members who have met the high standards for registration.

BACP and NCPS's register has been accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. All registrants are bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Andy Garland is a senior registered therapist with both the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP and National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society NCPS .

In addition, all registrants are required to be in regular clinical supervision and to undertake appropriate continuing professional development. Some registrants have also sought a higher level of quality assurance through the BACP and NCPS accreditation schemes and those members are clearly marked as 'accredited' and 'senior' on the Register.

Andy Garland Therapies - Counselling Cardiff - Mental Health Services Cardiff - Cardiff Therapists

Professional Standards Authority (PSA)

In 2013 the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) launched the Accredited Register Network in conjunction with the Department of Health. Their aim is to protect the public by independently assessing organisations that register practitioners (such as professional bodies).

In order to be recognised as an Accredited Register, the organisation has to meet a number of criteria and be re-assessed yearly to ensure that it continues to meet the PSA's standards. This demonstrates a commitment to good practice and regulated professional standards, particularly concerning the protection of the public. The directory only lists therapists who are registered with a recognised professional body. This will give you peace of mind that you are contacting a professional, experienced and qualified therapist.

Andy is dedicated to promoting better mental health and increasing awareness and understanding, with the aim to change how we think and act about mental health.

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