Amanda Lewis DipCouns. MBACP
18A Mill Road
32 Oliver House
07748 652935 / 07748652935
You have decided to look further to see if I am suitable! Before you read further know that i am committed to you and will do my very best for you.When you enter my room your problems and well being become our primary focus.I can provide an empathetic,safe and confidential space to explore your difficulties whatever they are.Life difficulties can catch up with us either suddenly or gradually. I feel moved by the courage it takes making the first step to enter into therapy.Anxiety,depression,relationship difficulties or loss are a few of the common experiences that cause us to seek support.Thoughts and feelings begin to take over our ability to relax and be present in the here and now preventing us achieving an enjoyable life. Life can be so busy and fast paced we get swept along, sometimes issues from the past remain with us and impact on the present, we become unable to deal with what's happening in our lives. Current changes in circumstances or health leave us feeling unable to cope. If you are looking at this website you have taken the first step to get help and explore what's going on for you in order to make changes.I am here for you.
I have worked with people and their life problems for over thirty years. Initially in nursing and then I went on to train as a Counsellor to gain greater understanding of the psychological aspects of people's needs. Both professions enable me to support change and make a difference for people who are finding life difficult. It takes courage to reach out for help and I am here to listen and support you through this challenging time.
I can offer you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings and look at how you want to change, in a safe, empathic and non-judgemental environment. I will listen and reflect objectively. As a Counsellor I will not advise, we can work together to look at what is causing your difficulty and explore how you can bring about change for a more fulfilling future
I provide a relaxed, safe space which you can use to explore whatever you want ,whenever you are ready too, at your own pace. There will be no judgement just a friendly face who can listen and understand your troubles. I work using an integrative approach. There are many different theoretical counselling approaches and I tailor my work to suit your needs as we are all unique.We all experience life differently and react in our own way.
I offer face to face sessions that are fifty minutes and run at a regular time that suits you each week. I can also do telephone sessions in the same way if required.I am happy to do sessions on weekends or evenings to meet your needs.
I practice in various rooms at different locations to meet the needs of people living in different areas.Chelmsford,Billericay and Stock.
Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre
32 Oliver House
The complimentary Therapy Centre
18a Mill Road
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The Counsel House, in Wickford. I have done courses at Life Force in Colchester and worked for the bereavement service at Farleigh Hospice. I have encountered clients with a multitude of problems and also have my nursing experience through which I have worked with thousands of people over the years who have a range of physical and psychological problems.
My Counselling Qualifications include:
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Cert Counselling Studies
- Cert Counselling Skills
- Cert Creative therapy
- Cert Bereavement Counselling
- Cert in Theory and practice of working with Couples
- Cert in working with sexual abuse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I charge £40 for a fifty minute session.
For couples Counselling I charge £60 for a fifty minute session.
I believe the most important aspect of entering Counselling is the therapeutic relationship you have with your therapist. You need to feel safe and comfortable to be able to discuss your problems.
Following an initial assessment it is for you to decide together whether I am able to help you and if you feel comfortable to work with me. There needs to be a feeling of trust and safety between us.
Please feel free to contact me and take the first step
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available in the evenings and weekends.
Types of client