Connect Counselling Service

Bringing you Together

About Connect

Andrea Hunt (formerly Smith) is a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, qualified Independent Practitioner, qualified Counselling Supervisor, qualified Couples Counsellor and a qualified Online Practitioner.

She began her counselling training in 2007 after a life-threatening accident whilst working in a high-pressured role and environment.

Andrea has had numerous life events and experiences which has enabled her to connect and relate with many people from different backgrounds and cultures.

This has developed her understanding of difference and diversity and just how unique each individual is.

Andrea runs a successful private psychotherapeutic practice for clients of all ages.

She has counselled pupils within a school environment and students with complex social and learning difficulties.

Andrea has counselled for charities; becoming specialist within adult mental health and young people.

She has also provided a consultancy service for group sessions and has previously embarked on a project in partnership with Wiltshire Mind and SWITCH which involved counselling ex-offenders

She has also had experience, but is not restricted to, clients presenting issues around:

Couples counselling

Family counselling

Generalised anxiety/anxiety


Bipolar/manic depression


Post traumatic stress

Inter personal relationships/relationship issues

Family dynamics/family issues

Self harming

Anger management


Risky behaviour

Sexual invasion

Family break ups

Career progression

Academic progression

Self esteem/low self esteem

Attachment disorder

Couples issues


Low self confidence

Asperger's syndrome

Physical abuse


Anorexia nervosa

Internet addiction

Binge-eating disorder

Sex problems

Suicidal thoughts


Depression and anxiety in children

Childhood bullying

Separation anxiety

Trans-identified people/partners of

Health anxiety



Post natal depression

Affairs and betrayals

Separation and divorce

Panic disorder


Child related issues


Work related issues

Emotional abuse

Sexual confusion/sexual issues


Personality disorders

Living with long term illness

Eating disorders


Child abuse



Sexual abuse


Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Drug abuse


Sex addiction

Bulimia nervosa

Addiction (s)

Body dysmorphic disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder

Feeling sad

Seasonal affective disorder

Behaviour problems

Childhood bereavement

Attachment disorder in children

Panic attacks

Andrea is able to offer couples and group counselling to cover areas, but not restricted to, relationship conflicts; common goals and themes; and family mediation.