Amanda Bainbridge MBACP, PG Dip, BSc
Does something need to change?
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, frazzled? Like everything’s getting on top of you?
Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for your own thoughts?
Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating?
Perhaps memories from your past are holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to address them; in a safe environment with a professional.
Or maybe you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life.
If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
I am a relational integrative practitioner, which means I draw on a range of skills from different approaches to support you in our work together. I believe that living in alignment with our core values is an integral part of living a fulfilled life and having positive relationships... in our sessions we can work out together what’s important to you and what you want for your life moving forwards.
I've been through therapy myself and so I understand that making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step - it’s my aim to help you feel supported in taking that step forward. I believe that having experienced therapy from the 'inside' makes me better at what I do... I know the value of therapy and the life-changing impact it can have.
I am passionate about empowerment, personal boundaries and assertive communication. I am particularly skilled in helping you to find more effective ways of communicating in your personal relationships.
Personal wellbeing, compassionate mindfulness and meditation are a core part of my skill set. This means I can also offer help with your wellbeing; how to find self-care methods and techniques that can increase your peace of mind and give you greater every-day satisfaction.
Having worked in a corporate environment for many years, I’m very aware of the pressures of working life. If this is what’s troubling you – I will be equipped to recognise some of the pressures you may be facing.
It is my aim to offer my clients a place of safety, a relationship that provides a secure base in which to increase in self-awareness, heal from past traumas and work towards the future you desire and deserve.
- Send me a message or give me a call.
- Our first session will be an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have and for us to get to know each other.
- We’ll cover: the reasons bringing you for therapy, what I can offer you & what you want to get from your sessions.
- We can agree on a block of sessions, (you might decide to start with 6-8), or we can arrange to work in an open-ended way.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Qualified counsellor & psychotherapist registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- Fully insured: Henry Seymour & Co
- PG Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University
- PG Cert Interpersonal & Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University
- BSc Nutrition - University of Leeds
- Pending: MA Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University (2021)
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
**Currently offering remote sessions only due to the latest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions**
Face to face counselling: £45.00 for 50 minutes
Telephone / online counselling: £40.00 for 50 minutes