My name is Amanda Allan, I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP. Thank you for visiting my profile.
Maybe you are experiencing low esteem & confidence or struggling with your sense of self or relationships with others. Perhaps you are feeling unhappy, depressed or anxious, or maybe feeling stuck and struggling to find a way forward.
I am happy to help…….
We can work together to explore your thoughts and feelings relating to your experience, encouraging understanding, self -awareness and confidence to look at possible solutions or positive ways to move forward, that are comfortable and right for you.
I am a calm, warm and caring person, with a nurturing, person centred and relational approach to therapy. I offer a safe, confidential, empathetic and non- judgemental environment, where you have the space to share your experiences and innermost thoughts and feelings in your own time.
I am an integrative counsellor, whereby I believe that there is no single approach that works for every person, as every person’s needs are unique to themselves. Therefore, I have an open and active involvement in the therapeutic relationship offering insights and suggestions from combined therapeutic approaches, when I feel it may be useful to your experience.
This way of working provides you with the autonomy to lead the session, while having the opportunity to look at different approaches and decide for yourself what feels right and useful for you.
I believe that the counselling therapeutic relationship and environment can provide the therapeutic conditions to facilitate positive change and growth.
Believe you matter – Take the time and space you need for yourself.
I am more than happy to have a chat with you and look at the possibility of working together.
If counselling sounds like it could work for you... Take that first step
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - Lao Tzu
What to expect on the first session
The Initial assessment session will be a time to gather information and for you to share what has brought you to counselling, as well as discuss your goals and expectations. This session will also provide us with the opportunity to get to know each other a little better and from here we can decide if we would like to work together. You may need some time to decide if I am the right counsellor for you before you start counselling sessions and that is ok.
If you decide counselling could work for you, we can arrange some sessions and begin to explore what has brought you to counselling.
My available session times are during the day on Thursdays & Fridays.
The best way to contact me is via email at email@example.com or text message on 07944579136, as I am not always available to answer calls. I will then contact you as soon as possible to arrange a 20 minutes no obligation chat, where you can ask any questions and share what has brought you to counselling. I can also tell you a little bit about myself and the counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Certificate in Interpersonal & Counselling Skills
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with