Amanda Ashman-Wymbs

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Counselling and Mindfulness MBACP Accredited and Registered
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Arundel BN18 & Chichester PO19
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

A professional Counselling/Psychotherapy And Mindfulness service for adults, young people and Counselling students with an experienced counsellor, working sensitively and effectively with a wide range of issues both online and face to face from a quiet location between Chichester and Arundel.

Welcome to my profile. I am a Bacp (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered and accredited counsellor with over 15 years of experience counselling clients. I offer a confidential, accepting and safe space in which a client can talk freely and openly about themselves and their issues with support, and without judgement. Counselling is sought for many different reasons and can be used in different ways to explore our human suffering in the different forms it comes, or it can used be to facilitate self discovery and personal development. Counselling can help us to clarify things, find solutions, understand ourselves and situations better, increase confidence, identify resources and strengths and see things from a different perspective. Of course it can be challenging at times but the healthy therapeutic journey is always an interesting and enriching experience

As a Humanistic and Transpersonal counsellor I regard awareness of ourselves and the bigger picture of our lives, and the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client to be central to the growth, healing and change that emerges from the work. I work with what the client brings to the session and integrate as appropriate techniques from many counselling models including CBT, NLP, TA and ACT.

As I have practiced Mindfulness for over 20 years, the awareness that I have gained from this naturally underpins my work with very effective results. I offer a eight week Mindfulness meditation course for training in Mindfulness as well as Mindfulness based psychotherapy sessions as well as general Counselling. If we are fully rooted in and give attention to the natural functioning of Mindful Awareness within us then we have a refuge, a place to rest within, whatever may be going on for us in the realm of thought, feeling, relationship, circumstance. As this is functioning in everyone all the time, in my work as a counsellor I feel it often very necessary to help clients to connect to this space within themselves to bring into recognition the insight, clarity and calm that is there, but often hidden behind the attention on the turbulence of the outer life, or thoughts and feelings. This then allows us to come to know that aspect within ourselves, and be able to connect with it more habitually in our day to day life, allowing a calmer and more grounded response to our inner and outer experiences.

If you would like to make an appointment with me please contact me via email or telephone or email. I will usually respond within 24 hours. We will arrange an initial session (I offer a free half hour meeting session) which will give us an opportunity to meet and to discuss your needs from Counselling and also ask any questions, you are then free to decide if it feels right for us to work together and if you would like to book further sessions with me. Follow up sessions are initially usually weekly, preferably at the same time and day. The sessions can be short term (working in a solution focussed way) or open ended, this will be discussed and decided upon at the initial session and open to review as we proceed.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, I hope to hear from you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Counselling Qualifications

BA (hons) Humanistic counselling-University of Chichester 2008

Diploma Humanistic counselling-University of Chichester 2006

Bacp (British association Counselling/Psychotherapy) Accreditation and Registration

Certificate in Counselling Supervision 2022

OCR Counselling skills certificate-Chichester college 2004

Other significant Counselling training

INLPta Diploma NLP 2010

Working with Children and Adolescents

Mindfulness teacher training 2011

Authentic Movement

CBT Techniques

Counselling Assessment training

Jungian dreamwork

TA (Transactional Analysis)

Counselling Experience

Over 3000 client hours

Working in large general counselling organisation for 7 years

Working as a school counsellor

Running Mindfulness workshops and courses

A busy private Counselling practice 17 years

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in working with depression and anxiety.


£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee is £55 per 50 minute session. I offer a few discounted places for Counselling students.

When I work

Weekdays and evenings

Further information

I am working online and face to face from spacious, confidential and peaceful therapy rooms in the national trust village of Slindon between Chichester and Arundel and in central Chichester. I offer appointments weekdays and weekday evenings.

Arundel, West Sussex, BN18

New Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Amanda Ashman-Wymbs
Amanda Ashman-Wymbs