Amanda Cust PGDip (Psych)
92 Surley Row
The Rosedale Clinic
48 Redlands Road
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience in private practice, the voluntary sector, schools and GP surgeries.
I offer both short and long-term counselling. During the initial assessment we can explore your goals and the issues on which you want to focus, and consider your life experiences and how they relate to the present. Regular joint reviews of how the work is going can ensure your priorities are central.
My approach is balanced and flexible, with a constructive and realistic understanding of life's difficulties. Whether the focus be current problems or a trauma, lack or wound from the past, my collaborative style can enable you to deepen your understanding and acceptance of yourself and to access your own resources to facilitate growth and change.
Seeking counselling may not be easy, but exploring the aspects of ourselves which lie under the surface of everyday life - why we think, feel and behave as we do, what has shaped us and what we need to feel content, fulfilled or motivated, what our choices may mean and what our resources are - can abundantly reward the effort.
I have experience working with a wide range of problems including depression and anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, abuse, anger, low self-esteem, stress, sexuality, self-harm and work-related matters. My experience as a former nurse equips me with a deep understanding of the impact of illness and disability, as well as informing my work with people nearing the end of their lives, family carers, and those experiencing grief and mourning.
Training, qualifications & experience
Four year training leading to a Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. Prior to this I completed a Certificate Course in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling Skills.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.
I currently work as a Young People's Counsellor in GP surgeries.
I was a Registered Nurse for many years, working in palliative, neurological and domiciliary care. This has allowed me the privilege of accompanying many people though profoundly difficult experiences. I conducted a research dissertation into the growth which may arise from loss.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Standard rate £45 at Emmer Green (RG4) and £60 at Anchor Counselling (RG1).
Some reduced fee places are available at both locations.
Level access to counselling room at Emmer Green.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available Tuesday to Friday.
Types of client