Amanda Collings

Amanda Collings

Exeter
Devon
EX4

07732 329013 / 07732 329013

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Exeter
Devon
EX4

07732 329013 / 07732 329013

About me

I qualified as an Advanced Diploma Counsellor with IronMill Institute in January 2004 (Accredited since 2010 and annually since) and at that time I was working for Devon County Council's in-house Counselling Service working within short-term work 6-8 sessions.  Since then I have worked under the umbrella of Devon Therapeutic Counselling Service (DTCS), alongside various EAP services as well as seeing clients on a private basis.
I work in an integrative, person centred way, offering clients' guidance and support in making the right choices for their issues.  It is important for me to focus on the client's needs, to build rapport early in the counsellor/client relationship to create a place where they feel safe and really heard.  I believe that the core conditions of Unconditional Positive Regard, Empathy and Congruence are basic to all approaches/theories and enable clients to work in a safe and holding environment in which to explore their feelings and look at ways forward.  I also use additional tools and techniques connected to Transactional Analysis (TA), Rewind Technique, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Flexible CBT.  My special interests are relationships, anxiety and stress management, bereavement, amongst other issues etc. 

Training, qualifications & experience

in 2004 I qualified as an Advanced Diploma Counsellor with IronMill Institute and since 2010 I have been an Accredited Counsellor with BACP and have renewed this annually.
I started in 2002 working within the in-house Counselling Service of Devon County Council offering short-term therapy.  Since 2012 I have been working as a self employed Counsellor, mainly under the umbrella of DTCS (Devon Therapeutic Counselling Services), working with many EAP services and also seeing clients on a private basis.  I have worked with employees of DSFRS, Mid Devon District Council, Devon County Council (including Schools), Exeter University, Exeter City Council and other external contracts.  I am a Registered and Accredited Member of BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics and Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have continued to update my Professional Development with many courses, namely Flexible CBT, NLP, Rewind Techniques amongst others. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Fees

£35 per hour for individuals

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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