Amy Star Registered MBACP
Life is not how you want it to be right now. You want things to be different but you’re not sure bow to change them.
Feeling anxious or depressed, not knowing how to get through a recent life event, being in dissatisfying relationships or situations or feeling ‘stuck’ are all reasons people enter counselling and there are of course others.
Counselling can bring an end to feeling alone with the inevitable problems and struggles of life. It’s a source of support.
Through talking with another person who is accepting, genuine and committed to understanding you, you begin to discover more about yourself, your thoughts, feelings and actions as well as your relationships. Through this deeper understanding of yourself, it becomes easier to make the changes that are possible and to accept what cannot be changed. You may feel more accepting and compassionate towards yourself.
I believe that we all have the capacity to find a way through the problems we face. As a Person centered counselor, I see you as the expert on yourself. I see my role as offering an environment in which you can get more fully in touch with that inner expertise.
It is not easy to decide to see a counselor, nor to choose who to see. You may wonder if it’s worth the time and expense. It can feel incredibly exposing meeting a counselor for the first time to talk about the details of your heart and life. Know that most counselors have been in your position. Know too that you are free to go at your own pace in your own time.
As you consider counseling, it is common to fear being judged . Letting go of judgments and accepting the whole person is key to my work with people. You may feel scared about starting counseling since it is a step into the unknown, you don’t know what you will find and what change it may prompt. You may worry that it will be painful, or that seeking help is a sign of weakness. It takes courage to see a counselor at a time when you may feel that you have little strength. I trust that you have that courage, and that whatever you find you will be able to handle. In my company, the painful feelings may be more bearable than on your own.
Take a look at my website to find out more about me, and the way I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling and am a registered member of the BACP.
I have completed training with Cruse on Bereavement & loss and have worked with Cruse Hertfordshire.
I currently work voluntarily for a local counselling agency
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
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£35 - £40
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available during the day (inc Saturday) and evenings