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PG Dip, MBACP

About me

Hello

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.

Availability

My available session times are during the day on Wednesday’s & Thursday’s. I also have available sessions on Wednesday & Thursday evenings.

The best way to contact me is via email 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 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

1 hour sessions - £45.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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