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Amanda Balaam - Adult & Young Persons Counsellor. MBACP / Adv.Dips Couns.

About me

At some point in our lives we can find ourselves struggling, whether that is with home, work, relationships or medical reasons. Depression, anxiety, work related stress, trauma & addictions, are just a few that we can find ourselves dealing with.

I can help by offering as an experienced counsellor. Compassion, insight & understanding of many issues. With ideas towards challenging & moving towards a healthy & happy life.

I regard myself as a friendly, approachable & empathic person-centred counsellor. Who offers confidential & non-judgemental support. With experience working for a GP practice, adult college, facilitating group therapy within the NHS, telephone counselling support for an employee assistance company & my own private practice.

I work within the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy which maintains a high standard of clinical practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Cert. Counselling Studies
  • Adv. Cert Person Centred Counselling
  • Adv. Diploma in Intergrative Counselling
  • Transactional Analysis (101)
  • Level 3 Child Protection Training
  • Domestic Abuse Foundation Training
  • Children & Adolescent Counselling Level 3 CPD Award
  • CRB disclosure form

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

domestic abuse
perinatal & postnatal depression

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£35 per hour - young person
£40 per hour - individuals
£50 per hour - couples

Further information

I have worked for the NHS within childrens services for the past 18 years. And alongside my private counselling practice I feel honoured to meet, work with & help facilitate positive outcomes for people.


Key details

Sign language
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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Amanda Balaam - Adult & Young Persons Counsellor. MBACP / Adv.Dips Couns.

Amanda Balaam - Adult & Young Persons Counsellor. MBACP / Adv.Dips Couns.