Andrea Beres | Psychologist

Andrea Beres | Psychologist

My name is Andrea and I look forward to working with you, discovering more about you as a person and helping you through this time in your life. I see adults aged over 18 and offer a broad range of experience and wisdom after working in a number of different sectors as a psychologist. I believe I have a genuine understanding and empathy for the different challenges each decade in one’s life presents. Counselling can assist any age or person no matter where they are at and I am happy to meet you at that stage.

I view counselling as a process where we are both learning from each other and it’s not about me telling you what to do” rather it’s a journey we go on together. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to support you. We can work together to uncover what is concerning you and develop new and different perspectives, understanding and acceptance.

My expertise is in working with adult clients 18+ who present with:

  • Autism and ADHD assessments & therapy for adults
  • Generalised anxiety and worry
  • Low mood and depression
  • Stress management – work, study, and burnout
  • Sleep issues
  • Relationship issues with partner, colleague, family, friend etc
  • Life stage change including career, parenting, caring, loss, family issues
  • Medical professionals, inc psychologists, specialists, with confidentiality assured.

Conditions I do not work with

  • Eating disorders and body dysmorphia
  • Complex trauma inc sexual trauma
  • Severe personality disorders
  • Psychosis eg schizophrenia
  • Chronic pain
  • Addiction
  • Not a crisis service

I have worked with a vast range of clients and have been witness to many different stories and not much ‘shocks me’. My work thus far has helped develop me as a person and enabled me to become ‘richer’ both in understanding and acceptance of others. It is this richness amongst other attributes and skills that I believe I bring to the therapy room. So whilst you may feel that you have a story that is too difficult to tell I encourage you to trust in the therapy process.

My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focussed, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness. My work with clients is around seeking to understand (1) the cause of the problem and it’s drivers, (2) then we look at active treatment, where we do something about the problem to create lasting change, not just addressing symptoms. My clients have said they quickly warm to me and that I am practical, authentic, honest and an excellent listener who welcomes them as an individual.

An interview with Andrea Beres

Why did you become a psychologist?

I became a psychologist in my early 20s, after working as an executive assistant. Psychology really appealed to me because of its vast application in life and I have a natural curiosity for people. 

What are you passionate about in Psychology?

I draw on a range of therapies and I’m particularly passionate about schema therapy. Schema therapy is an integrated therapy known as a third wave in CBT. This includes psychotherapy as well as CBT. It helps people heal from unhelpful thinking, feeling and behaving. The other field that I’m particularly passionate about is neurodiversity (I work with you to do assessments, I don’t like to call it diagnosis) – so assessments and therapy in the neurodiversity field and helping clients to learn about themselves in a neuro-affirming way. 

What gives you a sense of satisfaction?

What gives me a sense of satisfaction working with you as the client is that ‘aha moment’ where you start to understand the underpinnings for your problems. Other areas of satisfaction are witnessing change in you and helping you to feel empowered, make decisions in your life. 

What can a client expect in their first session?

In your first session with me, you can expect to feel safe, welcomed and not judged. You will have some questions about your developmental years, your current situation, what you’ve come to therapy for and what your aims are, and how we can work together. If you’re coming to therapy for the first time, you can expect to feel congratulated because of this big step that you’re taking.