Amanda Thow, MA, BACP (Accred), UKCP
2 High St
I'm an accredited and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist, working from a dedicated room in my garden in Milton, Cambridge. I offer individual and couples counselling and have particular experience in addressing relationship issues, affairs and betrayals, family issues, bereavement, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, low self-esteem and panic attacks.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Oxon, PG Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. Further Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Certificate in CBT for Counsellors of another Modality; Certificate in Working with the Couple in Mind; Certificate in Using Hypnosis Techniques, BACP accredited counsellor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Solution focused brief therapy
Sliding scale, £40-£55. Some daytime spaces available at a reduced rate for unemployed and trainees. Couples £55-£75
Clients usually come once a week at a fixed time for 50 minutes, but I try to be as flexible as possible. I also offer Skype sessions.
What is psychodynamic therapy, which sounds a bit of a mouthful? Psychodynamic therapy is a therapeutic approach which aims to bring forgotten memories, unconscious feelings, and patterns of relating to the conscious mind, so they can be better understood. It explores the conflict between our expressed intentions and our actual actions, the ways in which we so often sabotage ourselves.
Many people feel anxious about seeking help, but I believe in treating clients with sensitivity and respect, offering a confidential, non-judgemental space where you, as an individual or a couple, can begin to explore your feelings and thoughts about any aspect of your life or relationship that is causing you difficulty. Having previously worked in a high pressure environment myself, I understand the additional stresses added by the workplace. By working together, I aim to help you gain relief from the symptoms you are struggling with - whether it's depression, frequent outbursts, panic attacks, drinking, sexual problems, sleeplessness etc- and bring about a lasting change in your ability to deal with emotional challenges and enjoy a more satisfying way of life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Some German and French|
Monday to Friday 8am to 6.30pm (start of last appointment)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|