Andrew Kinder

Andrew Kinder

Andrew has made a unique contribution in the area of counselling in the workplace over the last 20 years.  He has been a leader in this specialist field work over this period both in serving on the Executive Committee of the BACP Workplace (formerly Association for Counselling at Work) and in his role as the head of a large provider of workplace counselling/Employee Assistance Programme.  He has also promoted workplace counselling through committee work at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling [1], the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) [2] and the Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association. He was recently awarded with a Fellowship by BACP – see link for more info http://www.bacp.co.uk/fellows/

Development of workplace counselling

He has published widely, particularly in the areas of work-related stress, trauma and stress management and has pioneered the development of related interventions to counselling such as workplace mediation, stress management, suicide & sudden death and workplace coaching.  He has led the development of workplace counselling in his past roles as Chair of BACP Workplace and Executive Committee member.  He is currently the Chair of the UK  Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) [4] and was pleased that this organisation was awarded in 2015 with the global award of ‘Outstanding Branch’ by the global EAPA organisation.

A reflective thinker

Throughout his career he has maintained his own client case-load both as a private counsellor as well as in his work in organisations.  He has a reputation for being a reflective thinker who supports his professional colleagues and sets himself and his team high clinical standards to achieve.

He aims to promote workplace counselling to the wider counselling community as well as to counsellors working in that sector, to recognise counselling related activities and to educate purchasers over how to buy good quality services.

He is also an accredited workplace Mediator and a BPS Registered Coaching Psychologist  He has successfully completed training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

[1] 2005-2006. BPS Division for Counselling Psychology – Sub-Committee for Counselling Psychology in Organisational Contexts (CoPOC)

[2] 2007 – 2009. CIPD ‘Counselling and Career Management Coaching Forum’

[3] 2002 -2004. Executive Committee member. 2004-2008 ACW Chair. 2008-2009 Past Chair

[4] 2002-2008. Member of EAPA, attending meetings etc.  Formally joined as Board member 2008 -current

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