Amanda Bowen Accredited CBT Therapist (RNMH)
I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Registered Mental Health Nurse based in Blackpool. I work with adults and young people with a wide range of issues including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Depression, Social Anxiety, self-esteem issues, self-harming, OCD, PTSD, Health Anxiety and Separation Anxiety.
I offer a confidential space and a warm, friendly, supportive environment where you feel comfortable enough to talk about the things that are worrying you. I have a flexible, non-judgmental approach and will tailor therapy to best suit your needs. My aim is to support and encourage you to develop confidence in your own ability to help yourself.
I use CBT techniques to examine how thoughts affect the way we feel and behave. By becoming more aware of our thinking patterns, we can begin to recognise and replace unhelpful thoughts with healthier alternatives, moving towards a more positive, realistic way of thinking.
At the end of therapy you will leave with a toolbox of strategies that you can continue to use in order to manage your anxiety and depressive symptoms in the long term.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 8 years experience working in CAMHS with children, adolescents and families offering mental health assessments and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- 16 years experience as a Registered Mental Health Nurse
- Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- BABCP fully accredited CBT Therapist
- I specialise in trauma focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Free telephone consultation
- £50 per hour
- Home appointments available
Please contact me for bespoke packages, discounts offered depending on area, monthly payments etc