Amina Somers LLB (Hons) Dip.Couns. MBACP (Registered)
You may decide to seek counselling or psychotherapy for specific reasons such as an eating disorder, bereavement or obsessional behaviors. Or you may be facing less specific issues like depression, anxiety, difficulty in maintaining satisfactory relationships, life stages or experiencing a generalized dissatisfaction with life.
Counselling and psychotherapy can assist in the treatment and management of a range of psychological issues and symptoms and can contribute positively to mental and physical health, resilience and the capacity to manage life more effectively and experience greater satisfaction.
I primarily offer long term face to face work aimed at deep change. Before making a commitment to working with me I will invite you to attend an assessment consultation to find out more about why you wish to start therapy and what your hopes are in relation to therapy. This will also allow me to provide you with information about the way I work.
Long term psychotherapeutic work
The psychotherapy I practice is relational and informed by psychoanalytic theory, developments in neuroscience and developmental psychology. An aim is to help you achieve more satisfaction in your life and meet challenges more effectively through an improved understanding of how your mind works.
Psychoanalytic theory is based on ideas that our early experiences and relationships influence the way our minds develop and form a kind of internal blueprint of ideas and thoughts, conscious and unconscious, through which we understand and make sense of the external world in adulthood.
In my approach the relationship between the client and therapist is also of importance. It is through this relationship that unconscious patterns in the way you relate and experience will be reflected. Identification of these patterns can help you to understand and change them where they have a negative.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
In addition to practising as a therapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist I am an Executive and Leadership Coach and have a postgraduate Senior Practitioner in Coaching advanced diploma. I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and founder of Somers Resolution offering psychologically informed coaching.
Before embarking on a career as a therapist I had a successful and enjoyable career in the law as a Solicitor and Partner in a top 20 UK Law firm and remain a member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£65.00 - £80.00 per hour are standard charges. I also offer concessionary rates.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer evening and early morning appointments (from 6.45am) on Monday to Thursday and throughout the day on Monday to Wednesday.
Types of client