Amanda O'Brien BSc (Hons) Soc, Registered MBACP (Accredited)

Amanda O'Brien BSc (Hons) Soc, Registered MBACP (Accredited)

Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12

Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14

01229 588757 / 07732227551

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Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12

Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14

01229 588757 / 07732227551

About me

Why is this happening to me?!. They were the first words I said when I met my therapist for the first time. I felt desperate and confused and wanted someone to wave a magic wand to make the pain go away and give me peace of mind. What I soon learned was that there is no magic wand but with my commitment and courage along with my therapist's patience, support and challenge, I took what I needed from therapy and turned my life around. I'm now in the privileged position to share what I've learned with others.

What I know is that you can use therapy in all kinds of ways while you sort out both current & past issues and relationships.

For example, you can engage in therapy to solve a problem at work or with your partner or family. You can address relationship issues, anxiety or depression, or your own or a loved ones addiction. You may be in the middle of a life or work crisis and don't know where to turn or you might not know the causes of how you feel but know you aren't happy. Therapy can also help you to make a difficult decision or change the direction of your life.

Whatever is concerning you and whether you are seeking individual or couples counselling - my job is to provide you with an objective perspective and a way to understand yourself, your life and your relationships. Then you can decide what changes you want to make.

I offer a confidential service and see clients in Great Urswick, Ulverston & Barrow-in-Furness

I also provide counselling, information & advice to anyone affected by a GAMBLING PROBLEM. This is a FREE OF CHARGE service funded by the national charity GAMCARE and available to problem gamblers and their families.

I charge £40 for a one hour, one to one session and £50 for a one hour couple session. Hardship concessions are available.
One to one, couple and group sessions for GamCare clients are free of charge.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with a Lakeland Institute Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling and Psychotherapy. My BSc (Hons) Sociology degree is from the Department of Behavioural Science at Northumbria University.

As an experienced practitioner I offer Transactional Analysis, GamCare accredited counselling for problem gamblers and their families, CBT, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Outplacement Counselling, Coaching and Telephone counselling.

I am a founder Member of The Cumbria Counselling Group - a partner of GamCare, the national charity for problem gambling and I have volunteered with Cumbria Alcohol & Drug Advisory Service (CADAS). Previously I have worked as a nutritional well-being coach and as an export sales director in the private sector.

I provide both long and short term, face to face and telephone, counselling and I am experienced in working with private clients who approach me directly and also Employee Assistance Providers, Insurance claimants and charity organisations. I have also worked with the Local Inset Network providing training to the Education sector.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I charge £40 for a one hour, one to one session and £50 for a one hour couple session. Hardship concessions are available.
One to one, couple and group sessions for GamCare clients are free of charge.

Maps & Directions

Ulverston, LA12
Barrow-in-Furness, LA14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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