Professor Andrew Reeves

Professor Andrew Reeves is a Professor in Counselling Professions and Mental Health, freelance trainer, author, editor, supervisor (of clinical work and research) and counsellor/psychotherapist, with over 35 years experience working in a range of settings, including secondary mental health care; child protection; with vulnerable adults; higher education and in schools.

He is author of Counselling Suicidal Clients (Sage, 2010), An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice (Third Edition, Sage, 2022), The Handbook of Individual Therapy: Sixth Edition (with Windy Dryden, 2013), Working with Risk in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2015) and Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action: Fifth Edition (2021, with Tim Bond).

He is series Editor for a forthcoming series of books: Ethics in Action (with Lynne Gabriel). He is a former Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.

Andrew is the immediate Past-Chair of the BACP and current Chair of the Pluralistic Practice Steering Group.

Past Events with Andrew Reeves

Tight Ropes and Safety Nets: Counselling Suicidal Clients

Testimonials for Andrew Reeves’s training

This training was accessible to me (recently qualified) and experienced practitioners

I felt energised by this workshop – despite the difficulty of the subject matter

Andrew was a very enjoyable speaker, he made a difficult subject less intimidating

Andrew was fantastic – what an engaging speaker. He was grounded, very knowledgeable, humble and so importantly humorous

Brilliant – in depth and compassionate yet funny

Andrew was fluent, informed and informative, he has positive energy, and is not afraid to give personal opinion, what a brilliant use of humour

Andrew is the most human, engaging and facilitating trainer around. He communicates so effectively in all situations, whether one to one, small group or conference situations

Utterly delightful, approachable, relational, accessible, knowledgeable, brilliant

I love Andrew ….he’s very engaging and authentically himself, lovely man and puts across the information in an easily accessible and friendly way.

This was the most helpful CPD that I have attended this year. The presentations and discussions around working with risk and the distinction between self-harm and self-injury mean lead me to conclude that all practitioners would benefit hugely from attending this day of training.

Andrew’s delivery was professional, relatable, at times moving – very well-judged balance and felt interactive in just the right amount.

Andrew Reeves is generous in his knowledge, collegiate, and embraces all experiences and knowledge. He is … open to less Eurocentric ideas of how therapy is experienced, practiced and understood [and] this is vital in making counselling and therapy less institutionally racist. This helps to break down barriers for Black, Asian and Global Majority therapists and students’ experiences, so that knowledge and wisdom from this community is on an equal par with the established schools of thought and experiences.

Brighton Therapy Partnership has worked with many trainers and speakers in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. To see a full list, visit our speakers' page. In addition, we regularly interview speakers for our blog.