Amanda Garber - Clarity Counselling MBACP (registered)
The Haelan Centre
41 The Broadway
07984 157 370
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is person centered and humanistic.This means that I work in a non-directive and non-judgmental way. I offer an unconditional presence and empathic understanding. By enabling a particular kind of conversation about the things that matter to you, and the difficulties which you may be experiencing, I can help you explore and gain a deeper understanding of you, your relationships and your world. Being able to gain insight facilitates greater self- awareness, understanding and enhances self esteem and confidence which promotes an improved quality of life.
It may be that you want to discuss a current life event, or something that has been troubling you for some time, or that you are finding it hard to work out just what the problem is and are perhaps feeling stuck or confused. It could be that a stressful situation or traumatic event leaves us feeling vulnerable and unable to cope. Being listened to with empathy can help you to deal with and overcome issues that are difficult or causing distress or unhappiness.
Seeking counselling can provide a safe, confidential, reflective and caring space to talk and explore issues,helping you to understand your situation and emotions more fully, which will enable you to feel stronger with a greater sense of control.
Issues that I can help with, and that are often hard to overcome include:
- Relationship issues,
- Bereavement & loss
- Panic attacks
- Low self esteem
- Childhood trauma & abuse
- Addiction & substance misuse,
- Sexual, physical & emotional abuse
- Health related issues
- Sexuality issues
- Compulsive behaviors
- Eating disorders
- Mental health issues
As well as working holistically from a person centered approach, I work collaboratively with my clients to enable and facilitate whatever movement or change is felt desirable for them. Seeking counselling can provide safe, confidential space in which to talk and explore how you feel at your own pace and in your own time.
We will continue to work together for as long as you feel the need. The length of time clients are seen and engage in therapy is varied and dependent on each individuals circumstance. Some people come to therapy on a short-term basis which may be anything from 6-12 sessions. Others may find it more beneficial to remain in therapy for longer.
In addition to running my own private practice, I have extensive experience of working in both statutory and voluntary organisations. I value each individual as a unique human being and offer an unconditional presence and empathic understanding.
I offer counselling for individuals on a short-term or open ended basis from therapy rooms at the Haelan Centre Clinic in Crouch End, which is easily accessible by either London underground Victoria Line - Finsbury Park or Northern Line - Highgate and also by Bus routes W5 41 W3 29
- Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis and last for 50 minutes
- I have both morning and evening appointments available
If after contact has been made either by phone or email, we decide that it would be helpful to meet, the next stage of the process will be an initial consultation where we can discuss your needs and how we can work together. We will continue to work together for as long as you need. Your needs in therapy will be unique to you and how long we see each other together will be dependent on this.
m on the Professional Standards Authority register and am a registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) which means that I subscribe and adhere to their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person Centered Counselling - City Lit
- Certificate Counselling - City Lit
- Psychopharmacology & Psychotherapy - Confer
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness training - Blenheim CDP
- CBT and Person Centered Practice - City Lit
- Yoga, the Brain and Mental health - Confer
- Law & Criminology BA hons - Middlesex University
- Gambling & Addiction - Training - Game-Care National Association for Gambling Care
- Working with two Chairs -City Lit
- Working with BPD -City Lit
- Gestalt counselling -City Lit
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling can help to :
- Identify your problems
- Find your own way of living in a more resourceful way
- Support and clarify your thoughts and feelings
- Make decisions, and may lead to changes in your life
- Enhance relationships
- Initial consultation £40
- Per hour session £55
- Some concessions available: waged / un-waged depending on circumstance.
The purpose of the initial session is to explore your needs and discuss how we might work together. you are under no obligation to proceed further if, after the initial consultation you decide that counselling is not right for you at this moment in time.
If you do decide to proceed with counselling I can offer you an unconditional presence and emphatic understanding. By staying alongside you I can help you explore the here and now issues. We can work together to gain greater clarity and deeper understanding of you, your relationships and your world.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for and have both morning and evening sessions. please email or call to book an initial consultation and / or if you have any questions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|