Amanda Clark. FdA Couns, DIP CBT, DIP Integrative Couns, Registered MBACP.
The Learning Zone
18 Wycliffe Road
I offer clients a professional service tailored to meet their individual concerns. A full two session assessment is conducted before the start of therapy. The assessment explores areas such as 'What the client wants to achieve from counselling' and ' How do you think therapy can help you?'. It also includes, what to expect from counselling, a check on your current well-being and other relevant factors such as ' Is there anything you think you might be uncomfortable with?'. I feel that successful counselling is about providing clients with the right therapeutic service for them.
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, Hampshire where I studied my level 1,2,and 3 counselling certificates, after which I joined E.D.A.S. (Essential Drug and Alcohol Services) in both their Bournemouth and Poole offices. Whilst there I 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. I also work in partnership with the YMCA Bournemouth, where I manage, counsel and coordinate a team of student counsellors in their counselling service for 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.
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 £35.00.
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 Home visits arranged at a extra fee.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|