Andy has a very strong academic and professional background ranging from Criminologist to Therapist. Motivated by conquering his own past addiction and mental health issues Andy has spent many years working within the custodial environment developing both invaluable experience and personal knowledge in the realms of ever increasing social problems of addiction, mental health and suicide.
Throughout these years of experience delivering rehabilitative interventions Andy has explored numerous holistic approaches to therapeutic techniques and developed an effective treatment style which encourages positive change and empowers some of the supposedly most problematic and most difficult to reach of individuals.
Andy has worked with a full myriad of individuals and it is his personal belief that his purpose is to facilitate unique specialist support for those who endure addictive, behavioural or psychological based issues. He believes whole-heartedly in the absolute possibility of positive recovery and not only this, but also the necessity to use the lessons of the past to propel yourself further than previously thought possible.
Andy understands that effective communication with, and not at the individual, is absolutely paramount and that contemporary society still needs to divert from a punitive, stigmatic approach to one of education, effort and empathy.