Amanda King MA, Registered Member BACP
Most people find life challenging at times, and it is at these times that it can be helpful to talk to a trained professional who is not involved in your everyday life. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety or depression, are having relationship difficulties, or are simply feeling stuck. Whatever the reason, it can be good to talk.
As a psychodynamic counsellor, I am curious about the root causes of current difficulties. We will work together to explore how your past has shaped you and how it is limiting you now. There are probably good reasons why you typically think, feel and react the way you do, and it will be our task to discover these together. With this increased self awareness, along with my support and encouragement, you will begin to be able to see things differently, giving you the freedom to make choices that will enable you to shape the life you want.
I have recently undertaken additional training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT). This is a time limited and structured psychotherapy, typically delivered over 16 weekly sessions. It aims to help you understand the connection between presenting symptoms and what is happening in your relationships through identifying a core repetitive pattern of relating that can be traced back to childhood. Once this pattern is identified, it will be used to make sense of difficulties in relationships in the here-and-now that could be contributing to psychological stress. When a person is able to deal with a relationship problem more effectively, his or her psychological symptoms often improve.
Contact me for an initial session to talk about what is going on for you and how it is impacting on your life.
Your choice of counsellor is important. You may want to contact another counsellor to see how you feel talking to someone else. If we decide to work together, we would meet every week at the same time and place. This can be open-ended, or more short term, with a minimum of six sessions.
I currently work in central Hitchin and in a small village 15 minutes' drive from Hitchin and Luton.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have recently trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) at the Anna Freud Centre.
I trained at the University of Hertfordshire and have a BACP accredited Masters degree in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling.
I have worked with clients on a variety of issues affecting their lives; including relationship and family problems, abuse, low self esteem, coping with illness, feeling overwhelmed by life, anxiety and loss.
I also work as a staff counsellor at a Women's Centre.
In accordance with the BACP's ethical framework, I undergo regular training to develop and enhance my practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytimes with limite evening availability.
Types of client