Aimee Gardner (MBACP)
My name is Aimee, and I am a qualified person-centred counsellor. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
We can experience emotional difficulties and unpleasant feelings at some time during our life, now and then they can progress, becoming overwhelming or unmanageable, we don’t know what to do or where to turn. Often we can get feelings of something being wrong but can't understand or work out what it could be. Sometimes talking to friends and family can help, but if that isn’t an option, or doesn't feel like it is helping, then it may be time to look at counselling.
I aim to provide a warm, non judgemental relationship where you can feel comfortable to explore your thoughts and feelings. Offering this will allow you to get to the core of what is troubling you. It can help you understand why you may act in certain ways and help the process of positive change.
Through working together we will explore your current difficulties and uncover links between your past and present experiences. Doing so can help give you a better understanding of how you are feeling and why, and in turn will assist you to make positive and lasting change.
If you would like to come and see me for counselling, I will work with you in a client-centred way, understanding your experiences from your point of view, positively valuing you as a person without judgement. Person-centred counselling can help you to feel accepted and understand your own feelings better.
Training, qualifications & experience
- SEG awards ABC Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
- ABC Level 3 certificate in counselling skills
- ABC Level 2 certificate in counselling concepts
- I have successfully completed the following training courses:
- Domestic abuse
- Honour-Based violence and forced marriage
- Mental capacity Act
- Safeguarding - Level 1
- Sexual Abuse and an introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation
- Safeguarding Children - Level 1 and 2
- Online Safety - Risks to children
I started counselling in a rehabilitation centre, working with clients recovering from alcohol dependency. Here, I worked with both men and women, each with very different backgrounds and life experiences.
I then went on to work with clients that have experienced domestic abuse, historic and present. Here, I worked with both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse including, physical, psychological, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.
I now work with for the NHS counselling variety of people with many challenging issues
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£35 per 50 minute session
(lower rates available for students)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
I am based on a first floor, unfortunately there is no lift.
Monday - Friday
9am - 2pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|