Amy Ventress. PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy. MBACP (Reg)
Hello. My name is Amy and I am a Humanistic and Integrative counsellor. I assimilate a wide range of counselling theory into my own unique, creative and collaborative framework. I value my clients individuality, and use this to guide my practice.
I have worked as a counsellor in a range of different settings, both statutory and voluntary, since September 2011. Working as part of a team, and on my own, I have provided face to face, time limited and open ended professional counselling to a wide range of clients. I have worked with children, young people and adults and also have experience of telephone counselling.
I believe that, given the right conditions, it is possible for change to occur and difficulties to be overcome. Therefore, I aim to provide warmth, acceptance and respect at all times. I will endeavour to understand you and may gently challenge you as we work together, in a way which suits you, to achieve your goals for counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include, a BACP Accredited, Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from York St John University.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am currently working towards my BACP Accreditation.
I have taken part in many Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and I am committed to undertaking a minimum of 40 hours CPD each year.
I am currently working for a Women's Aid charity, providing counselling for women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. I also actively volunteer my services for a local Bereavement Support service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
I offer a 50 minute initial consultation at a cost of £15. During which we will discuss your needs and decide whether counselling is right for you, and also whether I am the right counsellor to support you. You are under no obligation to continue counselling with me following this initial consultation.
If you do decide to continue counselling with me my fees are £35 per 50 minute session.
Appointments are usually offered on a weekly basis at a regular time to suit you, and can be contracted for a fixed number of sessions, or open ended, depending on your needs. You can end your counselling at any time.
Blocks of 6 or 12 can be booked and paid for in advance at a discounted rate.
If you need to cancel your appointment I ask that you endeavour to give a minimum of 24 hours notice. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full rate.
If you are seeking telephone counselling, a face to face initial consultation must take place beforehand to discuss your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available most days between 9am and 5pm. However, if I am unable to take your call please leave your details and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.
Types of client