Amanda King MA, Registered Member BACP
People come to counselling for many different reasons - anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, problems at work, struggling to make changes, feeling lonely, low self esteem, coping with illness, loss or perhaps simply feeling stuck or empty. Struggling with these issues can prevent you from living a meaningful and satisfying life. Talking about your difficulties and feelings with a trained professional who is not involved in your day to day life can be extremely helpful and empowering.
I will listen to you, get to know you and how you experience yourself in the world. Together we will explore your difficulties, see if there are any patterns in the way you relate to others, look at where they might have come from and why. With this new understanding, change becomes possible. You will be able to see things from different perspectives, giving you the freedom to make different choices and to experience yourself differently in the world.
I have recently undertaken additional training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), a 16 session therapy for anxiety, depression and relationship problems. The therapy focuses on your relationships, aiming to find a pattern; how you typically experience yourself and the other in relationships and how this might be contributing to your current difficulties.
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
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday, daytime.
Types of client