Amy Needham MBACP
Therapies @ About Backs & Bones
506 Duffield Road
Caritas Natural Health Clinic
24A Chilwell Road
I am a fully qualified and experienced practitioner offering counselling in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
There are times in most of our lives when we experience distressing, sometimes tragic events and feelings which seem to have no end or solution in sight. It is such times as these when we need support. Counselling is a process by which you are helped in a confidential and supportive setting, to gain more insight into yourself, your situation and your relationships with others.
I decided to become a counsellor because I have always had an interest in wanting to help other people. I am friendly, approachable and easy to talk to and have built many previous professional counselling relationships, helping people of all ages, work through problems they are facing in their lives.
I offer Person Centred Counselling integrated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on a one to one basis.
Person Centred Therapy will allow you to approach and explore any difficulties you may be experiencing in your life at your own pace. It is very important to feel comfortable and safe with the counsellor you choose so trust can be built and a professional counselling relationship formed. As a Person Centred Therapist I will provide a non-judgmental, confidential and safe setting in which to work together so you are able to talk openly and resolve any issues you may have.
If appropriate to you, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) may be introduced to your counselling sessions. This can help you manage your problems in a more positive way by changing the way you think and behave. It encourages you to examine how your actions can affect how you think and feel.
I work within professional premises where you will always be made to feel welcome and comfortable.
Making the decision to contact a counsellor is sometimes the most difficult part of the self-healing process but once you begin to talk about your feelings and emotions you will realise how beneficial and, sometimes life changing, counselling can be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor integrated with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
I studied at West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield for 4 years and hold the following qualifications:-
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I worked on a voluntary basis with ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors, Newark) and have experience working with people who have suffered physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, feelings of low self esteem/self worth, depression, anxiety, shame and trauma. I volunteered with ISAS for 4 years.
As well as practising privately, I work as a sub contract therapist for SV2 in Derby supporting survivors of rape, sexual violence and sexual abuse.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work to their ethical framework.
I am fully insured for public and professional liability.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
I offer the first initial assessment session for £25 which will give us an opportunity to meet and for you to decide if you would like us to work together.
Following this my fees are £40 per session. Each session is 1 hour
I offer concessions for students and those on a low income or in receipt of benefits.
Please contact me for more information.
Daytime and evening appointments are available 7 days a week.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available Monday to Friday. Daytime appointments also available at the weekend where required.