Andy Langford is Chief Operating Officer for Cruse Bereavement Care, and has worked in the fields of homelessness, mental health, substance misuse, ageing and children for more than 20 years. Andy has been accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a counsellor/psychotherapist for 12 years, and has practiced independently and as part of an agency. He also holds an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management, focusing on leadership, organisational culture and income generation. Andy has trained as a life coach and in cognitive behavioural therapy.
Andy has directly managed counselling services for a number of years, and has a particular interest in suicide prevention work and working with those bereaved through suicide. He has trained public, private and voluntary sector teams on how to support people in this context, as well as staff and volunteers on the receiving end of such material.
His recent work has involved major incident management and emergency response, having worked in the context of the London Bridge attack and the Grenfell Tower fire, and working with teams around change management and self-care.