Dr Amelia Rana (CPsychol, DCPsych, MSc, BSc, BPS Chartered & HCPC Registered)
Welcome. My name is Dr Amelia Rana and I am a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered 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. I see my role to facilitate your growth and healing to lead a fulfilling life.
My therapeutic approach is integrative. This means 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. The basis of my therapeutic work is a relational approach and my focus is the therapeutic relationship. I will offer you a compassionate therapeutic space to explore the issues you want to work on.
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 (DBS) done in 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.
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.
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 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 hate crime and discrimination, in the NHS as a one-to-one therapist for clients presenting with a variety of issues and in the NHS facilitating groups.
After completing my first degree in computer science, I worked for several years as a computer programmer and analyst.
During this time, I did a further BSc Honours degree in Psychology and began my training as a counsellor in 2003 at the University of Bristol on a Certificate in Counselling.
I began my MSc in Counselling Psychology in 2004 and qualified as a counsellor in 2007. I completed my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology in 2013.
I am a supervisor and am completing a Diploma in Supervision at the Centre of Supervision and Team Development (CSTD).
In addition I have completed various continuing development courses (CPD). I also run CPD training myself and lecture at a university.
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (University of the West of England):
Advanced post graduate training in many areas including assessment, therapeutic approaches, working at relational depth, cultural and systemic issues, ethics and personal development. This training requires a minimum of 450 clinically supervised hours working with clients in differant therapeutic settings. It also requires a doctoral research project. My research was of British women's experiences of Racist Hate Crime.
MSc in Counselling Psychology (University of the West of England):
A post graduate training in several issues including therapeutic approaches, mental health and personal development including a requirement to undergo a minimum of 40 hours personal therapy. This course also involved a masters research project. I completed mine in Asian People's experiences of healing relationships. This qualification was the equivalent of the training required by the BACP for membership.
BSc in Psychology (The Open University):
Undergraduate honours degree
BSc in Computer Science (Salford University):
Undergraduate honours degree
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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- 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 offer a sliding scale charge for my services. This is income based and what you feel you can afford.
I charge between £50 to £70 for individual therapy and £60 to £80 for couple therapy.
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.
I require payment at the end of every session and this can be in cash, by cheque or bank transfer.
My sessions are a full hour.
If you can't make a scheduled appointment, I will need 48 hours notice.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekend and evening availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an integrative relational supervisor.View supervision profile