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About me

During our lives, there can be times when we find that life is harder to tolerate, and it can be at these times that it is difficult to share what is going on for us.

I offer individual therapies targeted at your personal needs in a confidential safe space where we can work together respectfully exploring your own emotions. Time for yourself spent in counselling can enable and facilitate the unraveling of thoughts and aid you in making sense of that which has been disrupting your peace of mind, this in turn helps us work toward positive outcomes.

I work as an Integrative Counsellor with clinics in Stoford near Yeovil, and llminster.

My therapies include:
Person Centred Therapy (PCT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT)

I also work with relaxation and breathing techniques to assist with anxiety, stress and panic disorders.

Individual time for you to address low self esteem, anxiety, stress and any concerns around addictive behaviours and relationship difficulties that may have become problematic. Bereavement or loss and Trauma can become overwhelming and difficult to deal with. Meaning making, decisions and moving on.

Person Centred Therapy works alongside the client providing them time to explore their personal thoughts and feelings.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works collaboratively with the client whilst they consider and explore their own negative thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns working with Generalised anxiety disorder and Depression and work related stress.

During the free initial telephone consultation we will be able to discuss and safely explore together any worries and concerns that you may have, this will give you time to ask any questions about counselling and what it means to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
Counselling and Psychotherapy Awarding Body CPCAB.
CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills.
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies.
Gloucester University Degree Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Distinction.
CCETSW - Central Council for Education and Training in Social work.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Knowledge and Understanding Framework - Working with Personality Disorder.
Institute for Infant Loss - Accredited provider.
StopSo - Professional Certificate in Therapeutic Practice with Sex Offenders.
Melbourne University - Tuning into Teens.
EHCAP - Mindful Emotion Coaching.
Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care.
Cruse Awareness in Children and Young People's Bereavement Care.
CPCAB Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents

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

Those accused of sexual offending


From £50.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone Consultation which allows us to chat and gives you the opportunity to talk about any queries you may have about counselling before you make a decision. It is important that you are comfortable with your counsellor.


Individual Counselling          £50.00 per session
Couple Counselling              £80.00 per session

EAP (Employee Support Services) are also available, please call to discuss contract and prices.

Those who seek counselling in regards to Sexual Offending, please call to discuss further. Rates start from £60 per session. I also offer reports to support you should you require them; prices for these start from £80, and are charged dependant on the level of information required.

I have consulting rooms in Stoford near Yeovil, AND Ilminster.

I also offer video appointments and WhatsApp sessions, for those who are unable to attend in person. 

If you have any other requirements, questions or concerns please feel at ease to contact me to discuss them, we will work together to ensure the best way forward.


I am available for appointments Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am :- 7.00pm in Stoford & Saturday 9.00am :- 12.00pm in Ilminster.

Further information

As a member of the BACP I am bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

As a member of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) I am bound by the data controllers code for good practice for the management of individuals personal data.

As a member of ATSAC I adhere to their code of conduct and ethical framework.

As a member of ANLP I adhere to their code of conduct and ethical framework for NLP therapists.

Minster Pharmacy And Health Foods
15 Silver Street
TA19 0DA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Amanda Burbidge

Amanda Burbidge