Amanda Carter BA (hons) CBT Dip ,MBACP, BAPCA, BABCP
I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor with a BA (hons) Degree. I have been working within the voluntary sector for a number of years.
I offer short and long term counselling as well as low cost counselling as I believe that affordability is a major issue in today economic climate. I work in the Scunthorpe, Brigg, Barton-upon-Humber and North Lincolnshire area providing a counselling and therapeutic service on a one to one basis.
I decided to follow a career into counselling through experiencing a lack in support for myself and my children when my husband died from cancer in 2002. Having experienced the emotions, feelings and devastation bereavement can take you through drove me to obtain the correct qualifications to be in a position to help others in such a situation. Sometimes bereavement can not only be isolating but also a very lonely experience when others around you do not have the understanding of where you are coming from and the vast range of emotions you can go through. Having the correct support and an understanding of the 'Grieving' process can sometimes help you to see that it is ok to feel this way and you are 'normal' if there is such a thing.
Having experienced counselling myself I truly believe in the benefits it can offer. Many issues can affect us all with todays busy lives and having a safe, confidential environment to share and explore issues can help resolve issues that affect us.
Are you struggling with depression? Anger? Anxiety? Bereavement? Stress? and need some support?
Many times friends and family are too close and an external, qualified, independent person can help explore your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and non-directive manner.
I am also a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) which is the therapy mainly used within the NHS.
Are you struggling with insomnia? Would you like to get to sleep without medication? Maybe CBT could help you. Research has shown that CBT can be very effective with insomnia and help get you back into a regular sleeping pattern through changes that you can make yourself.
I now have an office at Normanby Gateway, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Introduction to Counselling Skills
ABC Counselling Skills Level 2 & 3
BA (hons) Counselling Degree
Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Brief Solution Focus Awareness Training
Self Harm Awareness Training
Sir Richard Bowlby ' Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory - The science of family bond
Couples Counselling Workshop
Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol
CBT for Insomnia
Certificate in PTSD (Currently completing)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Individual Counselling Sessions £35/hour if at my premises.
Individual Counselling Sessions (Home Visits) £40/hour.
EAP Counselling Sessions £40/Hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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