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Andrea Dhillon


About Me

Welcome, I’m Andrea and I am a counsellor based in Guildford offering in-person counselling sessions.  I have worked for over 17 years supporting people in the workplace. I have helped those experiencing problems such as poor mental health, burnout, relationship breakdowns, ill health, and poor work-life balance to name but few.  Through my own journey in life, I decided that I wanted to specialise the help I could provide by offering a therapeutic setting.  I find the counselling relationship is like no other.  It offers a safe and non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism or misunderstanding whilst valuing your individual experiences.

What can I help with? 

My training and experience enables me to support with a broad array of issues that can impact mental health including;

  • Depression, anxiety and stress
  • Relationship problems such as communication difficulties, conflicts, infidelity, trust issues, or other challenges in relationships.
  • Life Transitions whether that is starting university, changing careers, getting married, becoming a parent, or facing retirement.
  • Grief and Loss associated with the death of a loved one, divorce or separation, miscarriage, or other significant losses in one’s life.
  • Self-Exploration and Personal Growth exploring your identity, values, beliefs, and goals.
  • Behavioural Issues such as addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, anger management problems, or other destructive behaviours.
  • Work-related Stress such as burnout, conflict with colleagues or supervisors, job dissatisfaction, or difficulties balancing work and personal life.
  • Health Concerns such as chronic illness, disability, or other health-related challenges and the emotional impact of the condition.
  • Trauma and Abuse providing survivors with a safe and supportive environment to process their experiences and heal from emotional wounds.
  • Decision-Making and Problem-Solving such as helping individuals navigate difficult decisions, clarify their priorities, explore options, and develop strategies for problem-solving and goal achievement.


My lived experiences have also informed my counselling practice today.  This has led to me taking special (though varied) interests in working with those who have experienced;

  • Trauma due to high-risk pregnancies and traumatic births, have had a child in Neo-Natal or Paediatric unit (NICU, SCBU, PICU) and child loss.
  • Addiction, working with those who experience alcohol and drug misuse as well as friends and family impacted by the addiction.

How do I work?

As a Person Centred-Counsellor I believe it is the therapeutic relationship that’s based on trust, respect, and openness that will facilitate change. My hope is that we can work together collaboratively to explore your concerns and progress towards goals that resonate with your values and aspirations. My ultimate goal is to empower you to live a more fulfilling and authentic life.

I offer both short-term (6-12 sessions) and long-term counselling.  Short term counselling is often focused on a particular issue/topic where long-term counselling will allow us to explore issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings in more depth, when you feel ready to do so.


My counselling experience includes;

  • Counselling adults at Sandhurst Counselling Service both short and long term.
  • Counselling adults specialising in supporting with drug and alcohol misuse.
  • Counselling children and young people with Place2Be.

Prior to me becoming a counsellor, I worked in the Employee Wellbeing space in various industries including transport, regulation and sports.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 5 in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People (in progress)
  • BA Hons in Sociology and Management
  • MA (Distinction) Human Resource Management

Memberships & Accreditations


  • £55


  • Vitality Health
  • WPA