Amanda Budden

Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4HJ
07535673665 07535673665 07535673665 07535673665
Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4HJ

About me

At ABC I offer personalised, flexible talking, play and creative play therapy that is suitable for any child or young person (4-18 years) who is experiencing difficulties - whether it's mental health concerns, behavioral issues or a problem relating to family or school/college. The therapy is designed to help children feel safe and supported through their healing journey, and as I am also certified Autplay therapist, can also be very beneficial for children with neurological issues - such as ASD, PDA and ADHD.

The therapy room at Brent Knoll is fully equipped and includes a calming area, sand tray and sensory toys, as well as a more ‘grown-up’ area for older children. Initial assessments are free of charge and usually last around 30 minutes. Sessions are normally for 1 hour. But, please give me a call on 07535 673665 or email for further details.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Open University Certificate - Understanding Autism
  • Diploma in Child Psychology
  • Certificate in Play Therapy
  • Certificate in Child Counselling
  • Certificate in Autplay Therapy

I have many years of experience of working with children in various settings, including working for a local college and a children's charity as a counsellor.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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The inititial assessment is free of charge

1 hour sessions are from £45

Concessions sometimes available.

ABC Children's Therapy
Brent Knoll

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Tues-Thurs 9.30am to 4.30pm

Friday 9.30am to 3.00pm

Types of client

Young people


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