Amy Harding, Registered MBACP (Accred)
07981 009 110
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples (including same sex couples). I provide a confidential service in a peaceful and safe environment in which you can explore your problems, your life or whatever it is that is affecting your well-being at this time.
I offer counselling/ psychotherapy via telephone and Skype as well as face to face.
To embark on counselling is to enter a deeply personal and therapeutic relationship with someone who can help you to find your way to live your life effectively, and to cope with the various problems that are a part of our lives. I often liken counselling to having someone walk with you awhile during a difficult part of your life.
Furthermore, counselling provides you with the time and space to talk things through, reflect and explore aspects of yourself, your relationship and your life that you are not happy with. It can be invaluable in helping you determine what you would like from life; assist in exploring who you really are; and help you take the action you need to change your life.
The type of counselling that I offer aims to empower you so that you can work through your problems yourself. It facilitates and nurtures the inherent healing ability in us all. I provide a safe environment and therapeutic relationship that is conducive to helping you do this. Part of this is through me accepting and valuing you for who you are and without judgement. By being genuine and honest, and through empathising with you to share understanding, I can help you work through your problems, fears, anxieties, anger etc. I can also offer a different perspective to your situation through unprejudiced reflection. This helps particularly when you ‘can’t see the wood for the trees’. Counselling can help you to see more clearly.
Counselling is not about giving advice and does not offer a miracle cure. There is no diagnosis. It is purely an opportunity for you to have someone who can listen, reflect, and help you to shed light on your problems. It also has the potential to elicit positive changes in you and subsequently your life. Many clients have described how the process has helped them gain clarity, perspective, insights and realisations as well as processing through painful feelings.
To perform at our best in our relationships and in life, we need to be free of any emotional limitations, fears or limiting beliefs.
The counselling process can be quite hard and challenging at times – but through such times comes insight and transformation. Not an easy task but one that many have found worthwhile.
In my experience I have found that clients are able to easily relax into the counselling process and then use it to find within themselves the strength to overcome a wide range of difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 15 years' experience working as a counsellor, privately and voluntarily (Derby Women's Centre, Derby Rape Crisis).
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice.
- BACP Accredited Counsellor
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 5 Diploma in Performance Coaching
- Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
- Combined Certificate in Counselling Skills & Therapeutic Counselling
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am an independent coach based in Derby offering bespoke, 1-1, client-centred coaching. Coaching can help you be successful in all areas of your life, including career, business, health and fitness, relationships, personal development and growth, spiritual development and so on.
I also offer Soul Facilitation.
For more information please visit my website www.amy-harding.co.uk
Individuals - £45 per hour
Couples - £60 per hour
I offer an initial meeting* free of charge so that both the client(s) and I can decide together if this is the right choice for them; provide an opportunity for the client(s) to ask any questions or voice any concerns; and to ensure that both/all parties feel comfortable working together.
* 30 minutes for individuals and 45 minutes for couples
As an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist I draw on different theoretical approaches, modalities and techniques which enable me to tailor the way in which I work as appropriate to you and your needs. I may also bring in other techniques I’ve learned and experienced such as mindfulness, meditation, visualisation, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
I undertake both long and short term work and also work with nationally recognised Employee Assistance Programme providers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm. Evening appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|