Amanda Clark, MB.A.C.P (Reg), FdA (Open), Dip Couns, Dip CBT.
Open Mind Counselling
The Learning Zone
18 Wycliffe Road
07872969237 / 07872969237
I am a experienced counsellor offering a professional service with competitive rates. Identifying if you are choosing the right counsellor can be really difficult to do in an half hour consultation; even in a full fifty minute session this can be hard. I offer a consultation over two sessions which allows enough space to a) share your concerns without feeling rushed and b) decide if I am the right counsellor for you (this is not free however I only charge the amount of a single session). Whatever you are feeling it hasn't developed overnight, it is probably be hard to talk about and it might be the first time that you have shared this with someone else. By offering a two session consultation you have the space to talk, share some of your concerns and get a real sense of working with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling Therapy
- Advanced certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling concepts
I began my journey as a Counsellor at Brockenhurst College in 2007. Here I studied my level 1,2,and 3 counselling certificates. I then spent three years volunteer counselling at E.D.A.S. (Essential Drug and Alcohol Services) in both their Bournemouth and Poole offices and completed the level 2 certificate in Addiction.
My professional qualifications include: Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Foundation degree in Counselling.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P), I have had to take a proficiency exam and be registered: my registration number is 093939.
I have counselled at the B.C.H.A (Bournemouth Churches Housing Association) in Boscombe and more recently I have worked for 'Together' - a national mental health charity. Currently I work in my own private practice in Winton, Bournemouth.
Since September 2015 I have worked in partnership with the YMCA Bournemouth. I have in conjunction with their housing department, created their current counselling service. I now act as their Clinical lead. Leading a team of student counsellors and qualified counsellors we offer counselling to all of their clients and members of staff.
I have a current D.B.S (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate and am fully insured. All certificates are available to view on request.
Continuing professional development is also an important part of ensuring that I keep up to date and learn new skills; most recently I have attended an introduction to working with sexual issues and an eating disorders workshop. I am currently looking to take my Supervision qualification in February 2018.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
For a full list of prices and options please visit the website.
First two weeks (full sessions) for £40.00.
Fees start from £25.00.
Sessions are weekly.
I have a designated office for counselling in a non domestic premises. Parking is available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday - Friday 8.00 a.m - 8.00 p.m. Weekends on request.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|