Amanda Smith DIP COUNS MCS DIP HYP LHS
I work with individuals, couples and children. I also work with families, to assist with relationship breakdowns and any other problems they may be experiencing.
The type of therapy I use to help you is intervention, using different models to guide you through understanding of your present situation. These models are CBT, Person Centred, Psychodynamics and Transactional Analysis, which all allow a personal therapy plan that is best for you.
I also Use EFT and EMDR for Anxiety Depression Addictions and PTSD
I have worked with many clients, who present different types of issues including Abuse, Depression, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Confidence - Low Self Esteem and Self Worth, Relationship Difficulties, Issues from Childhood, Bereavement, Illness, Alcohol and Drug Addiction PTSD.
My specialties are:
- Anger Management
- All Types of relationship problems (both couple and individual)
- Stress, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks
- Eating Disorders.
I give my clients a safe, confidential place, to express then explore issues that stem from thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I help them work through their issue, assisting them to learn and understand, who they are and who they want to become.
They gain new insights to the reasons they felt out of sorts, which then enables them to move forward in their life with a more positive outlook.
Sometimes the need to talk to someone is often thought about, but not always followed through. It can be very difficult to talk to a partner, family member or friend about things that are affecting us.
We hold ourselves back, from expressing how we really feel, from fear of being a burden or causing worry to them or in some cases, fear of making the problem worse.
Contacting me may feel daunting and a large step to take, but it may well be the best thing you ever did.
Many people think contacting a counsellor means they've failed. This isn't so, they've just asked for help from someone who is qualified in all issues there to help and is neutral to their concerns.
A counselling session takes place, in a specially allocated room in my private practise. Complete confidentiality is given and my clients feel they can express without feeling judged in any way. I'm a very emphatic, supportive, understanding person, someone you can trust.
I encourage my clients to talk at their own pace, only touching on areas they feel comfortable discussing at the time. I also encourage my clients, to explore their concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Certificated levels 1,2,3, EFT Practitioner
Certificated EMDR Practitioner
Distinction Diploma Reflexology
Reiki Master Degree level 1,2 and 3
Accredited in PTSD
Accredited member of the Counselling Society
Accredited member of the Hypnotherapy Society
I trained at college, reaching Diploma levels in all my therapy qualifications. I attend new courses to extend my knowledge, in order for me to bring useful tools of therapy, to the assistance of each of my clients. I enjoy the challenge in finding the answer to any given situation we find ourselves going through.
I am on the panel of the Excalibur Legal Service helping their clients to overcome road traffic accidents or work related accidents.
Also the panel of Moving Minds Organisation,which is an independent organisation specialising in the psychological issues related to trauma and absence from work. I help assess and treat their clients.
The type of counselling I often use in these situations are CBT and Transactional Analysis and also EFT and EMDR Therapies, which clients find very rewarding and encourages them to move towards the path to being themselves again.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding Counselling and Psychotherapy services Braintree. If you leave a message, I will return your call as soon as possible, you will not be left waiting for a reply. If you do not receive a reply email, it will be due to the email not reaching me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Teenager health care
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Following Sessions £50
Concessions are available for those on low income.
Fees are subject to change on an annual basis
Cancellation of Appointments
A 48-hour notice policy has to be followed either by speaking to me personally or by leaving a message on my answer machine on either landline or mobile. If an appointment is cancelled on the day, full charge is incurred.
I can I can arrange an appointment for another day of the week your appointment was arranged.
Areas I cover
I counsel clients in the Braintree and surrounding areas, Bishop Stortford, Suffolk,Dunmow, Colchester and london.
Here are a few testimonials, past clients have kindly wrote. I have retained client identity as I believe in complete confidentiality.
“Amanda gets to the heart of the problem quickly and professionally” anonymous.
“If you have an issue that is getting you down you really do need to make the effort to get it resolved, I did and the results I achieved with Amanda’s help were amazing” anonymous.
“Amanda guides you through the darkness with skill and understanding until you can see the light once again” anonymous.
“I was broken, Amanda helped me heal” anonymous.
“Amanda’s dedication and thoughtfulness helped me recover my self-esteem and allowed me to make a new life for myself” anonymous.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My hours of work are: 9am - 9pm Monday - Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|