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About me

The search for a counsellor can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to know where to start. I believe that successful counselling is largely determined by the rapport between the client and counsellor. If you would like to message me, we can arrange an initial consultation to discuss your reasons for thinking about counselling, what you hope to achieve and to see how well we are suited to working together.

I see every client as a unique individual with a story I will never have heard before. We will work together to explore what is on your mind and to gain insight into what may be causing or contributing to problems affecting your life. I will help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships with others.
I have experienced the power of counselling in my own life and am motivated by the conviction that everyone has the capacity within them for growth and change. I offer a confidential, supportive and ethical space to empower you to achieve this too so you are able to understand your past and move forwards with your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I abide by the ethical framework of the BACP, which means I am committed to continual professional development and regular supervision to ensure I can offer excellence in my practice.

I am trained to work both short and long term and during an initial consultation, we would discuss what you feel would be most appropriate and helpful.

I have extensive experience of working for a mental health charity, a charity supporting young people in care and also in private practice.

I have worked with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, self-harm, suicidal ideation, fractured relationships, sexual abuse, bullying, bereavement and loss.

I have also worked in supportive roles with children and vulnerable people and have a particular affinity for building strong relationships with young people based on trust and mutual respect.

I have a degree in Modern Languages and Marketing. Having worked and lives in many different countries, I have wide experience of different cultures, lifestyles, languages and people. Consequently, I have a genuine interest and understanding of people from all walks of life.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Fees are £50-£70 for a 50 minute session.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I do reserve some concessionary spaces for those on low income or students.

Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB6

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Amanda Burns MBACP, BSc (Hons)

Amanda Burns MBACP, BSc (Hons)