Amanda Barge MSc PG Dip Counselling Accred MBACP

Amanda Barge MSc PG Dip Counselling   Accred MBACP

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About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page. Looking up a counselling directory can be confusing and scary but it is often the first step you make in trying to change things. I am an experienced, BACP accredited person-centred therapist and supervisor. I work with individuals and couples (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy/Psychosexual) in short and long-term therapy. I offer a safe, comfortable and confidential environment in Auchtermuchty, where you will be able to look at the things you are struggling with at the moment. Areas that I work with include: Depression, generalised anxiety, stress, loss and bereavement, panic attacks, anger issues, abuse, relationship and sexual difficulties and workplace stress. I work face to face and on-line.

The next step would be to email me and we can make a time to have a confidential chat on the telephone. You can ask me any questions and I can explain a little bit more about how I work.

How Counselling Can Help

Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems confidentially with a counsellor. It can help you address your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.

What to expect in the first session

I work from a cosy therapy room on the outskirts of Auchtermuchty. There is easy off-road parking outside the building. It is a custom-built Shepherds Hut providing a wonderful space to work in, with a stove on in the winter and surrounded by trees and nature. Clients arrive and let themselves into the waiting room, (there is a WC). In the first session there will be a few bits of paperwork to fill in; I will tell you about how I work and then I will probably begin by asking you some questions about why you have sought counselling now.

Couples Counselling

I really enjoy working with couples. It can be a big step approaching a couples therapist as it often means that you are worried that there is a problem in your relationship. I work using Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, an effective new model which helps couples enhance their relationships by creating and strengthening their emotional bonds. Couples get the chance to gently look at their relationship and have the conversations that they find difficult on their own. I am also a Psychosexual therapist and can help with a range of sexual difficulties and dysfunctions, including porn addiction.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Dip Counselling Jordanhill, Strathclyde University
  • Worked Strathclyde University Counselling Research Unit for 6 years
  • Emotion Focused Therapy Levels 1,2 &3
  • Supervision Course Strathclyde University
  • Relationship Scotland SRT Sex & Relationship Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship
  • ASIT - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills

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Registered / Accredited


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£40 per hour for Individuals

£50 per hour for Couples

Maps & Directions

Cupar, KY14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Day, Evening and Saturday morning appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I completed my Supervisors Course at Strathclyde University.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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