Amanda Asserati MBACP Accred. UKRC & NRMSAC Reg. Approved Adoption Counsellor
I provide a highly professional, sensitive and confidential Counselling Service (GDPR Compliant). I also follow the NHS and Government guidance regarding risk assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic and I will provide you with my updated policy upon request.
I have over 20 years experience and I have had my BACP Accreditation since 2004.
During my Counselling career, I have worked for various organisations including Cruse Bereavement Care, Relate, Rape & Sexual Abuse Crisis, NHS Drug & Alcohol and Trauma Support. Currently I have a Private Practice, work for the NHS, Barnardo's and most well known Private Healthcare Insurance Providers (EAP's).
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A.C.P. Accredited - British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
U.K.R.C. Registered - United Kingdom Register of Counsellors
N.R.M.S.A.C. - National Register of Male Sexual Assault Counsellors
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
IAPT Counselling for Depression
Approved Adoption Counsellor via Barnardo's Link
Certified Rape & Sexual Abuse Counsellor
Certified Relationship Counsellor
Certified & Accredited Bereavement Counsellor
Certified Drug/Alcohol/Gambling Counsellor
Certified Critical Incident Debriefing/Defusing
Plus many other training Courses attended.
Private Practice - Counsellor and Supervisor
Registered Provider for many Private Healthcare Insurance Companies (Employee Assistance Programmes)
NHS Primary Care Trust (GP Surgeries)
NHS Drug/Alcohol Service
Rape & Sexual Abuse Crisis
Cruse Bereavement Care - Counsellor and Supervisor
Drug & Alcohol Service
Surrey Trauma Support - Critical Incident Debriefing/Defusing
Adoption - Birth/Adoptive families plus Adopted Children/Adults.
Rape & Childhood Sexual Abuse (inc. Male Rape & Childhood Abuse)
Relationships (inc. Gay/Lesbian relationships)Divorce & Seperation
Bereavement/loss (inc. Child Loss, Miscarriage, Bereaved Children)
Addictions - Drug, Alcohol & Gambling
Critical Incident Debriefing/Defusing
P.T.S.D. & Trauma
Eating Disorders (inc. Anorexia, Bullimia or Binge Eating)
Work Related Problems (Including bullying)
Low Self Esteem
Terminal or Serious Illnesses
Employee Assistance Counselling
Counselling for Student Counsellors
Also, I run Workshops/Training on various subjects and I am a Counselling Supervisor both 1-1 and in groups.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues associated with Adoption.
Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse
For successful Counselling, it is important that you feel comfortable with a counsellor. To this end, our first meeting will be a Consultation, where you can ask any questions you may have before you decide to commence counselling and I can also see if I am able to help you.
Individual Counselling - £50.00 (1 hour)
Couple Counselling - £60.00 (1 hour)
Clinical Supervision - £60.00 (1 ½ hours) Daytimes/£70.00 (1 1/2 hours) Evenings
In exceptional circumstances and for students, I may consider offering a concession which will be discussed during the Consultation.
In order to support front line NHS staff, I am offering 1/2 price counselling sessions for a limited time. Please be aware that I will need to see your NHS Identity badge and confirmation of your job title.
Fees are payable 48 hours in advance. I am happy to accept online payments or cash.
CAN I USE MY PRIVATE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE?
Yes. I am a Registered Provider with most well known Private Healthcare Insurance Companies (Employee Assistance Programmes). Please find me via the Company Website where you will be given an Authorisation Code or contact me for details.
Concessions offered for
Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday - 8 am to 9 p.m.
Friday - 9.30 am to 1 pm
(Please note that evenings get busy. I, therefore, recommend booking early).
I OFFER FACE TO FACE, ONLINE AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING