Amanda Halford (MBACP)
Are you having a tough time right now? Do you need to talk but not know where to turn?
If you are feeling alone and misunderstood I can offer you a warm, empathic and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings. As well as practising Person-Centred Counselling (MBACP), I am a Foster Carer and I am also studying for a Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting (NAOTP).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with a wide range of people as a counsellor and in a supportive role. For the last 9 years I have volunteered my time as a Person-Centred counsellor for the Information Shop. This service provides counselling for young people aged 13 - 25. I also carry out the assessing for the Information Shop to determine if counselling is the best way forward for the young individual.
I am a qualified Counsellor, holding a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling. I am currently studying for a Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting and run a listening circle for the National Association of Therapeutic Parents. I hold continuing professional development certificates that are relevant for my counselling and fostering in the following:
- Safeguarding & Child Protection
- Child Development
- Working Therapeutically with Children
- Attachment Theory
- Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Looked After Children
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Health
- Diversity, Disability and voice of the child
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Valuing Diversity
- Promoting Contact with Families
- Understanding Challenging Behaviour
- Supporting Care Leavers
- St Johns Early Years/Paediatric First Aid Course
- Young people, Person-Centred counselling assessment
- Speaking through the Skin – Self Harm and its meanings
- Recognising grooming behaviours
- Eating Disorders
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I offer an initial 30 minute assessment for £10 which is payable by bank transfer on booking.
Standard rate from £30 per 50 minute session
I believe that counselling should be available whatever your income so my fees may be negotiable at your initial assessment.
i look forward to receiving your phone call, text message or email enquiry and aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
I offer counselling from the comfort of my home in Purbrook. There is parking on my driveway and I am on a bus route from local areas.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to be quite flexible during daytime hours, Monday - Friday
Types of client