Amba Newbury MBACP Adult, Children/teens, Family and Couples Counsellor

Amba Newbury MBACP Adult, Children/teens, Family and Couples Counsellor

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Bradford On Avon

07916 122495

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Bradford On Avon

07916 122495

About me

Therapeutic Counselling for Adults, Families,Children & Teenagers and Couples. An integrative Counsellor who has additional specialism in Children & family work in Bradford on Avon

I have experience in Counselling Adults with a wide range of issues:

  • Relationships
  • Family problems
  • Anger
  • loss
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • loneliness
  • Life changes
  • Menopause
  • Depression
  • Middle life re-evaluation and:

Those seeking to truly explore  "Who am I?"
this exploration and discovery holds you in your personal journey with acceptance and warmth,challenge where necessary, facilitating growth,change and fulfillment.

I offer Couples Counselling in which the work is focused on the relationship and also on external circumstances impacting upon you as a couple and individually.

I specialize in Counselling Children, Young people and Families/Parents.
I have extensive experience working with 5-19 year olds and with the parents of children and teenagers who are facing challenges in parenting their child. I offer one to one sessions with children/teens and also sessions in which I can support you the parents/s if you are feeling overwhelmed and or struggling with the challenges and difficulties in the parenting-this is especially becoming more and more common in parents of our current generation of teenagers. Those who come for counselling experience a safe and confidential space to express the difficulties,both practical and emotional and also together we explore effective strategies to better manage this difficult phase.Often by the parent/s alone having Counselling with me (if the child/young person will not or cant attend sessions) much change can occur within the family dynamic,improving relationships and well being.

Family work focuses on the relationship dynamics within a family and helps to improve communication and understanding of each other. Whether this is a grown up family, a family with children/ young people or 2 members of a family ( e.g siblings, parent and adult child) a family is a family and imbalance within the family system can cause much distress.

As an Integrative Counsellor I incorporate :

  • Humanistic (centered on the person),
  • Transpersonal(reflection)
  • Psychodynamic(the past)
  • Systemic (paying attention to the family and social system of the client)
  • and where required,Solution Focused (including EFT) approaches.

I see each client as unique and offer a trusting,genuine and non judgmental place in which to explore and express ones inner most world and struggles.

My background was in Child development and Early years.Over the last 15 years I have worked with children and young people in Primary and Secondary schools in an educational, advisory and counselling capacity and with adults/families counselling in a mental health agency, a relationship based organisation and in private practice.

I also treat Phobias, old unwanted patterns of behaviour & Addictions with a method called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Between 3-6 sessions are required for this if addressed in isolation or it can be included in the ongoing counselling sessions to form part of a holistic approach to wider related issues (Addictions work will require a commitment to a minimum of 6 sessions).

I am registered with the CPCAB and offer counselling to Trainee Counsellors as part of their course requirements.

Emergency services personnel reduced price sessions available (10% off).

My practice focuses on counselling adults, children and young people(from 6 years and above) .

I offer evening appointments and also Skype Counselling.

Depending on individual clients needs I offer both long and short term counselling.

I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Please e mail or call if you would like to chat about what you are looking for.
If you know you would like to go ahead with counselling please let me know days and times you can be available for sessions so I can let you know what availability I have to offer you an appointment.
I welcome enquiries if you are undecided and need to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Counselling training was with Wiltshire college 2002-2006 where I gained the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies - CPCAB
  • Developing counselling skills -ncfe
  • Introduction to Counselling skills - ncfe

Systemic Family Therapy- IFT(Institute For family therapy)

Children and Young people Training - Relate

My counselling work has been with :

Mental health agency Wilts Mind
Secondary school counselling services.
Youth service.
Children s homes for looked after children
Family and relationship service-Relate (working in Primary and Secondary schools and training).
Private practice counselling adults and children and young people.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Young people
Trainee counsellors


Individual/one to one counselling :

                                          One Hour session £45

Family  and Couples  counselling :

                                                1 Hour £50         

                                              90 minutes session £75

  Once sessions are booked a commitment is required to pay for that session. Cancellation policy requires 2 weeks notice.

Skype - same prices

I offer both Short term counselling - 6-12 sessions,
                  Medium term-up to 16 weeks
                  Long term counselling that can offer the time and space to explore on a deeper level.
Please e mail or call if you would like to chat about what you are looking for.
If you know you would like to go ahead with counselling please let me know days and times you can be available for sessions so I can let you know what availability I have to offer you an appointment.
I welcome enquiries if you are undecided and need to find out more.

Further information

Children and Teenagers face many difficult challenges throughout childhood and adolescence and this can result in:

  • Anxiety
  • Social withdrawal
  • Disruptive behaviors and Anger
  • Nightmares/sleep disturbances
  • Eating disorders
  • School phobias
  • Self harming
  • Relationship problems(family and peers)
  • Depression
  • Illness
  • obsessive behavior
  • Bullying

Each client is a unique individual and together we will work therapeutically in a way that supports and encourages exploration, healing and personal growth.

Working with Children and teenagers can be more active than with adult therapy and so I use a wide range of resources. Many children naturally express themselves in their play and in the imaginary world and this can aid the counselling process a great deal.

With older children and teenagers I often encourage exercises to help them explore their personality, feelings and to develop a general sense of "who I am".

Counselling Adults: as a Person Centred Counsellor I offer a non judgmental approach that allows my clients to tell their story as it is. As each person is unique I have no set way of working, some clients like to work creatively. This can be with story, poems,visualisations, painting, drawing, music. I encourage an awareness of the body and any physical manifestations of emotional issues. I also offer relaxation / visualization techniques in the session and to use at home.Please let me know if you are particularly interested in any of these approaches.

Maps & Directions

Bradford On Avon, BA15

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Counselling 9 am-9 pm Monday-Friday Contactable for enquiries 9 am - 7 pm Mon - Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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