About Me – Andy Rushton

Andy Rushton

I am a qualified, accredited and registered counsellor. I have been a counsellor since 2002.

I became a counsellor as a natural progression from my experience working as a Youth Worker, working at first with adolescents and young adults in an inner city setting. It is through that work that I learned how effective therapy could be in helping people help themselves by building self-esteem and emotional self-awareness. I wanted to be able to offer more to those I was helping which led to my leaving youth work to become a counsellor.

I have since worked as a counsellor in other settings, including a charity providing free counselling, a college student counsellor and an NHS staff counsellor. I am now in private practice in North London.

I have a particular interest in encouraging personal development through self-awareness, using psychological mindedness to understand ourselves better and to have better relationships. I have applied these ideas to myself over the past 20 years and have benefited enormously from it.

I love the diversity of human experience and value it. I love London because of the diversity of people who choose to live in it and welcome all people, of all races, religions, genders, sexualities and other labels of self-identity.


The training path for a counsellor involves at least two major stages of examination: Qualification and Accreditation. Furthermore, counsellors are regulated through Registration with a professional association. I am an Accredited Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I’m Registered with the UKCP as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

Contact Me

Please call, text or email me if you have any questions or are interested in seeing me for therapy. You are welcome to contact me on 07747 388 870 or use the Contact form to email me.