Ambre McMinn MBACP registered

Ambre McMinn MBACP registered



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About me

I have been qualified since 2007 as an integrative counsellor working with adults and children. A couple of years later I qualified in supervision.

I started working voluntary to gain extra experience, then went into youth work until I landed the perfect job as a community counsellor then moving into schools, colleges, sure starts, working for social care and GP practice, organising group work and running work shops.

I am a passionate and committed to supporting my clients working with different models to find what best suits my client, and I offer a safe place to explore your feelings.
I am a warm,empathic,caring,non- judgemental counsellor offering a confidential service.

I have experience working with Adults of various ages interpreting at different levels to ensure their needs are met, providing emotional support, finding new coping strategies, building resilience, improving self worth, problem solving solutions.

Reason you may feel counselling is right for you!
Sometimes in life we are presented with situations that we feel we are unable to manage or cope with.
Life can throw at us some really challenging issues,this can then have a detrimental effect on your wellbeing making you feel unhappy, unsettled and upset.
This is when counselling support can help.

The first meeting/ session is classed as an intake assessment, this is to get to know you better and find how I can support you and then agree on what you want to talk about.
The counselling may be short or long term.
My approach in therapy is adaptable to suit each clients individual needs.

I'm currently studying in Health and social care level 4 HNC.
Im also working in a hospice voluntary with adults & children.
MBACP registered
Counsellor & Clinical Supervision
Over 11 years experience in the counselling field
Work with Adults, Adolescents, children
Worked for Action for Children over 7 years
Specialised in working with children and young people
Specialised in working with Domestic Violence & Abuse
Worked voluntary for the post natal depression asociation for over 13 years
Worked for Daft as a brush with cancer patients two years also voluntary

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP accredited register
  • HND in integrated person centred Psychodynamic counselling
  • Supervision certificate level 5 NCFE
  • Solution focused certificate level 4 NCFE
  • Counselling theory certificate level 3 NCFE
  • Counselling certificate level 1 & 2 NCFE
  • Training in play therapy in-house training

Other relevant training courses; most of which are BACP Accredited
Borderline personality and eating disorder
Depression & anxiety
Advanced self harm
LGBT D/V relationships
Children living with domestic violence
Responding to domestic violence
Surviving and thriving: making a difference into the future
Emotional abuse
Working with YP using violence in close relationships
Attachment & Resilience
Homicide prevention
Working with sexually abuse adults and children
Child sexual exploitation & neglect
Mental health
Play therapy
Working creatively with children in therapy
Legal issues working with YP
Signs of safety
Health and safety
Imagery & self care

Several more work shops

Specialised in working with Domestic violence and abuse for over 4 years.

Experience in facilitating work shops and therapeutic group in youth venues, GP surgeries, schools.

I have over 11 years extensive experience working in schools, colleges with Adults, young people and children.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Professional  standard Authority accredited register MBACP


£35 per session for 50mins counselling session.
I charge for intake assessment £25 first initial meeting.
I aim to offer an first initial appointment a week from first contact.
Work from my own home but can travel to other areas Northumberland, North Tyenside, Tyne & wear.

Further information

Exellent communication skills, maintaining and building positive relationships with individuals of various age groups, gender, disability, race and sexual orientation.

I am interested in mindfulness, enjoy yoga,meditation and exercise. I have some training in visionary relaxation technique I can use this with clients work.

Maps & Directions

Blyth, NE24

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Flexible and adaptable hours to accomadate clients. Short/ long term counselling. I aim to offer a counselling appointment one week from first initial contact.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have certificate in supervision counselling level 5.

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