Additionally Offering sessions via phone, WhatsApp video etc. Hello, my name is Amber and I am a qualified Therapist with twenty years of experience. I work with individuals, couples and families. We can talk about what's going on for you, explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, questions and confusion. Sometimes we can experience problems, emotional difficulties and may not know why or understand what is happening but we know things are not okay. Sometimes we do know whats wrong but can't seem to move on and experience re-occurring destructive patterns.
I will work with you to help identify root causes, experiences and express feelings that may have been suppressed for a long time, impacting on how you are feeling and being in the here and now. I work integratively this means I draw on different approaches to help each client heal and move forward. This may include working psychoanalytically, drawing on person centred and psychodynamic theory, at times drawing on brief solution focused therapy or cbt where appropriate. I work using myself as the main therapeutic tool being warm, empathic, perceptive, accepting, open and honest working both long term open ended and shorter term.
Getting in touch with your emotions and experiences can provide long term healing so that you are able to move on to a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. Through awareness and healing through the Therapeautic Relationship we can move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Humanistic (Person-Centred) Therapist, Family Therapist and Dance and Drama Psychotherapist. Throughout my 20 years as a Therapist I have continued to work with individuals/couples/families and children. For ten years I've worked as a Therapist in the NHS, Including working within primary care with adults, within Child and Adolescent residential mental health services and CAMHS community teams. I have also worked within private educational settings with young people with complex needs. Before qualifying as a Therapist I worked for eight years in social services with families in need.
I experienced Therapy myself for many years which gave me the greatest development in my awareness and ability as a Therapist. I strongly believe to be able to see, understand and help clients to move forward we need to have felt/experienced and addressed our own issues.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I therefore abide by the Code of Ethics and Practice. I receive ongoing supervision to ensure I work ethically and within safe guidelines. I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) due to having a Masters in Psychotherapy.
My qualifications are:
2001 Diploma in Humanistic Therapy
2000 Advanced Certificate in Counselling Theory and Practise
1999 Certificate in Counselling Theory
1998 Certificate in Counselling Practice.
2012 Post Grad Certificate in Family therapy
2015 Masters in Drama and Movement Psychotherapy
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Re-Occurring Destructive Patterns
Childhood Trauma and Flashbacks
Feeling/Experiencing: tearfulness, fearfulness, anger, numbness, Emptiness, Hopelessness, Isolation.
Concessions offered for
I have a limited amount of concession spaces for clients on low income.
Individuals- £70 per session. (50 minute session)
Couples - £80 per session. (50 minute session)
Families- £80 per session. (50 minute session)
I currently hold an up to date CRB. A police check to ensure I have no criminal convictions.
Clients come from South East London and further afield