Amalabandhu Chandler (registered) MBACP
LGBTQ+ Affirmative Counselling. On line & phone during lockdown.
Sexuality as well as gender identity can be factors which further the sense of isolation for those affected by challenging experiences in their lives. LGBTQ affirmative counselling enables and supports the recovery of growing up in a heterosexual, hetero-normative world, and enables the individual to get the most out of life by healing discriminating trauma. I have over 25 years experience of working in mental health, within local and national care support agencies, as well as in private practise. I have experience of working with people suffering from depression, anxiety, bereavement and those affected by suicide. I additionally have considerable experience of working with people affected by trauma and abuse and with people from a diverse range of backgrounds including the LGBTQ+ community.
I have particular interest and experience of working in the area of men's mental health and suicide prevention. Bereavement, loss and life support.
My private counselling practice is based in comfortable safe surroundings in the Meads area of Eastbourne.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation degree in Person Centred Counselling (Brighton University).
- Experienced mindfulness/meditation teacher.
- NHS Buddhist Chaplain & Bereavement Counsellor
- Trained in Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Childhood Trauma & Addiction.
- Buddhist/Meditation classes for GBTQ+ Men
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
From £30 per session depending on circumstances during pandemic lock down.
Fees can be negotiated for those with limited income.
Fee reduction for a contract period