Amanda Medwin-Jones at Bright Hope Counselling (MBACP)
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor/therapist who is a member of the BACP. I offer a 1:1 counselling service to people aged 16 and over. I am empathic, non judgemental and what you share is confidential. Time and space is given for you to explore your issues.
I decided to become a counsellor as I really enjoy helping others over many years of my working life, and feel that working with and helping others is where my talents lie. I really enjoy seeing my clients progress from when they start Counselling to the end. Making a difference in people's lives is so rewarding.
I have experienced many different events in my life, and feel my life experiences enhances my work with clients.
I have vast experience of working with clients who have mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. I specialise in mental health disorders and the impact this can have on relationships and work. I also work with clients who have experienced trauma, abuse, ptsd, feelings of worthlessness, and also clients that are lacking in confidence or feel they have lost themselves. Find more issues that I work with below, if you have any questions feel free to contact me.
So how can I work with you? I can aid you in improving your relationships with others, and with yourself. I offer more self confidence, higher self esteem, and generally feeling better about your life. Talking to a professional enables you to talk freely about your issues, without being judged. The therapeutic relationship is paramount in aiding your healing, building trust together and having a real connection, and offers a space for you to feel safe in.
If you feel counselling is something that you may interested in, you can contact me by text, email or telephone to arrange a free assessment to discuss what you would like to talk about within our sessions, how many sessions you require, and how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified humanistic counsellor, I work within a person centred framework, using gestalt and transactional analysis.
I offer a welcoming, open, warm and caring service, which supports various needs. I understand coming into counselling can be quite daunting at first, but I can assure you that the comfortable space and client centred service will put you at ease. I promise I will not ask you to lay down on a couch!
As as well as continuing professional development (CPD) which all counsellors who are members of a professional body have to undertake each year, I believe in life long learning. I feel it is important to keep up to date, and learn as much as I can, so that I can offer you the best service possible.
Level 2 Counselling (1 year)
Level 3 Counselling (1 year)
Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (2 years)
Working Effectively with Shame CPD 2017
Adult Attachment CPD 2017
Mental Health Awareness 2016
Child Protection 2014
Depression and Anxiety 2012
Mental Health Act 2012
Mental Health Aid 2012
Post Natal Depression Awareness 2009
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mental health disorders
Coming to terms with diagnosis/disability of yourself or family member
Photos & videos
My fees vary from £25 to £40 per 50 minutes session. My fees are dependant on people's circumstances as I like to offer my services to everyone. I have a limited amount of low cost counselling sessions.
I have two therapy rooms one in the community centre in Sittingbourne, and one in Maidstone both are easily accessible by train, bus or walking. There are car parks close by, both have disabled access.
I am very flexible with my working hours, and can usually accommodate various times, dependant on my client maximum. If I have a full client base, I have a waiting list, which I am happy to add you to.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible hours including evenings. Feel free to call, email, or text to discuss your requirements.
Types of client