Amanda Brockman MBACP
I am an experienced Humanistic, Relational Therapist and the way I work is based on Transactional Analysis and I have a Diploma in Relational Supervision, I attended my supervision training in Brighton.
I offer a safe, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential space in which to explore any issues that may be concerning you.
Are you ready for change? Taking the first step and deciding to work with a counsellor in a therapeutic relationship is a big step and you may be feeling apprehensive or nervous. You may have expectations about what counselling is.Together we will take joint responsibility to set goals and work towards achieving whatever change youdecide to make.
How do I work?
I can offer short term or long term face to face counselling. Our work is always mutual and I offer a confidential space in which to explore previous decisions you have made, and to understand the direction and patterns of your life. Our work together can help you to trust your decisions; and to think and act as an individual improving the way you feel about yourself. Transactional Analysis is a humanistic approach and focuses on the here and now concept. My aim is to be alongside and support you to work with these processes to allow changes to occur naturally.
I wonder if you have had an interaction in which you and the other person ends up feeling bad and you find yourself with feelings of hurt, anger, sadness and confusion, leaving you asking the question 'how does this keep happening'?
It can be painful and isolating and could leave you feeling surprised, and yet with the realisation that the same sort of thing has happened to you before.
You may be finding life difficult and struggling to 'be' in the world. Perhaps you find relationships almost impossible.
What is Humanistic Counselling?
The main goals of humanistic counselling are to find out how individuals perceive themselves here and now and to recognise growth, self-direction and responsibilities.
This method is optimistic and attempts to help individuals recognise their strengths by offering a non-judgemental, understanding experience. In humanistic counselling the capacity for growth and fulfilment underlies the approach to all clients.
What is Transactional Analysis?
Transactional Analysis is a theory that involves an individual's growth and development. It is also a theory related to open communication, explaining the connections to our past and how this influences decisions we make.
Transactional Analysis was developed during the late 1950's by psychiatrist Eric Berne.
Berne recognised three key “ego-states” Parent, Adult and Child. The Parent ego state is a set of thoughts, feelings and behaviours we learnt from our parents, caregivers and other important people in our lives. The Adult ego state relates to direct responses to the 'here and now' that are not influenced by our past. The Child ego state is a set of thoughts, feelings and behaviours we learnt from our childhood.
The ego-states are a useful indicator to aid us in our work together for analysing unconscious scripts and identify the recurring patterns or "games" people play.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by its Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Diploma in Relational Supervision.
The Physiology of Trauma workshop with Fiona Dunkley
Certificate in Working with Sexual Violence, Rape and Disclosure with OSARCC (Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre)
Certificate in Healing the Past, Old Trauma and the Inner Family with Ken Mellor
Certificate in Attachment, Attachment Disorder, Trauma and Recovery with Joanna Beazley Richards
Certificate in Trauma and Recovery with Joanna Beazley Richards
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP Accredited)
Certificate in Early Trauma & The Recovery of the Spirit
Certificate in Working with Suicidal Clients
Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101
Counselling Skills (Level 3)
Introduction in Counselling (Level 2)
In addition to my private counselling practice at The Littlemore Therapy Room I have worked as a Volunteer Counsellor at The Olive Branch Counselling Agency in Winchester and at The Listening Centre in Oxford
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
Therapy and Supervision sessions are £50 payable at the time of the session
A sliding scale is available in case of financial difficulty
I require 24 hours notice of cancellation; if an appointment is cancelled within this period a charge will be made. This does not apply in exceptional circumstances