Dr Amelia Rana (CPsychol, DCPsych, MSc, BSc, BPS Chartered & HCPC Registered)
Welcome. My name is Dr Amelia Rana and I am a qualified counsellor and British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist.
I work with individuals, older adults, couples and groups. I am also a clinical supervisor, trainer and university lecturer. I have over 10 years experience of working with a diverse range of people, facing a variety of issues and difficulties.
I believe strongly in the uniqueness of every individual. My belief is that you can resolve any difficulties you may be facing. Counselling gives you a safe and supportive space to work through any feelings or difficulties you may be experiencing. It offers a new perspective from which to gain insight and is an opportunity for you to discover your feelings, recognise your ways of thinking and behaving and help you to become truly empowered.
My therapeutic approach is an integrative relational approach. This means that I focus on providing a compassionate therapeutic space to explore the issues you want to work on. I draw from a variety of approaches (e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), relational, person-centred, transactional analysis, transcultural, gestalt and psychodynamic) depending on our counselling process and your preferences.
As a member of the BPS and the HCPC, I adhere to their code of ethics. All my work is professionally supervised and I hold full professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure on Barring Service Check (2016).
I have a number of appointments throughout the week including evenings and weekends.
You can view my BPS membership here.
My HCPC Registration here.
Our first session is a chance for us to meet and discuss what you would like to gain from counselling. If we decide to go ahead with further counselling sessions, we will agree how frequently we will meet, for how long and what our therapeutic goals are.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with a range of issues and have worked in various capacities including as an addiction therapist, an advocate, a university student counsellor, to those targeted by crime, in the NHS as a one-to-one therapist for clients presenting with a variety of issues (including stress, anxiety and depression) and in the NHS facilitating groups.
Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology (2013)
MSc Counselling Psychology (2007)
BSc Honours Psychology (2000)
Certificate in Counselling (2004)
Introduction to Supervision Skills (British Psychological Society)
Enhancing Supervision Skills (British Psychological Society)
Models of Supervision (University of the West of England)
Formulation Based Supervision (University of the West of England)
CBT Informed Supervision (University of the West of England)
Relational Supervision (University of the West of England)
Group Supervision (University of the West of England)
Working with Difference (Centre for Supervision & Team Development)
Core supervision (Centre for Supervision & Team Development)
Advanced supervision (Centre for Supervision & Team Development)
Therapeutic supervision (Centre for Supervision & Team Development)
In addition I have completed various continuing development courses (CPD). I also run CPD training myself and teach at university.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Discrimination and hate crime
I charge £65 for individual therapy and £75 for couple therapy. I require payment at the start or before every session and this can be in cash, by cheque or bank transfer.
I appreciate that this is a significant investment to make. This is a reflection of the length and depth of my training and commitment to professional supervision and continuing professional development.
However I do have some limited concession places available. Please let me know if you would struggle to pay this amount.
Our first assessment session is an opportunity for us to see whether we are a good fit and if you feel you can trust me; what you would like to gain from counselling; and whether counselling is appropriate for your circumstances.
My sessions are a full hour.
Finding the right therapist is a daunting task and can feel overwhelming. Our first meeting is a no obligation appointment and you can choose whether to book more sessions or whether to go away and think about it. Please call me if I can help with this process and you have any questions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, weekend and evening availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an integrative relational supervisor.View supervision profile