Amanda King MA, Registered Member BACP
Most of us 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. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, are experiencing problems at home, work or school, or are simply feeling stuck, it can be good to talk.
My aim is to provide a safe space where you can talk openly, without judgement, about what is going on for you now, and how it is impacting on your life.
I see counselling as a collaborative endeavour. We are both active participants in the process. I won't tell you what to do, and although you might think that's what you want right now, you wouldn't thank me for it if I did. You know yourself better than anyone else. My job is to help you work out what is best for you. Although we will focus primarily on your current difficulties, I believe lasting change can only happen if you understand how your earliest experiences have shaped the person you are today.
Identifying and exploring your feelings is an important part of therapy. This is not always easy as a lot of time people suppress painful feelings. However if you want to take control of your life rather than feel it is controlling you, you have to work to understand and accept your feelings.
Therapy is about gaining self awareness so that you can make the changes you need so that you can live a more fulfilling and authentic life.
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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I am currently available during the day on Wednesdays and on Friday evenings.
Types of client