Andrew Kinder


Andrew has made a unique contribution in the area of counselling and coaching in the workplace over the last 35 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 and coaching 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 awarded with a Fellowship by BACP and has recently completed a term with BACP as a Board member.

Development of workplace counselling

He has published widely, particularly in the areas of work-related stress, trauma, coaching and stress management and has pioneered the development of related interventions to counselling and coaching such as workplace mediation, stress management, suicide & sudden death and trauma.  He has led the development of workplace counselling and coaching in his past roles as Chair of BACP Workplace and Executive Committee member.  He is currently on the Board 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 when he was Chair.

A reflective thinker

Throughout his career he has maintained his own client case-load both as a private counsellor and coach 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 and coaching to the wider community as well as to practitioners working in that sector.  He is keen to educate purchasers over how to buy good quality services.

He is also an accredited workplace Mediator and has successfully completed his accreditation in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

He is active as a coaching consultant in Reality TV and is a very experienced psychologist working with Production companies by speaking with contributors before they go on TV shows and also during/after if they need support.

[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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