Amanda Chapman Counselling Services - children, teens and adult
01332 346013 / 0789 4444 359
I am an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I support adults, children and young people with a regular space and time in which to talk. This takes place within a setting that is welcoming, safe, secure and comfortable.
I will professionally guide you to explore issues and experiences raised with compassion. This will be done using a range of age-appropriate resources to look at thoughts, feelings and behaviours based on past, present or future experiences. This offers individuals the growth of personal insight, greater understanding and empowerment - bringing about positive change.
The theoretical knowledge I apply in creating this individual holistic blend of therapy is to skilfully dovetail three established theories - Attachment, Person Centred and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). This means that clients are better able to access the counselling that suits them and which feels right.
I believe that we all really know what we need to heal ourselves but have for some reason lost the ability to access it. Counselling supports people in this reconnecting process.
Goals and achievable outcomes are discussed, measured and regularly reviewed together. This ensures collaboration in your therapy, creating a trusted and reliable partnership that supports you whilst developing the skills and tools to care for your mental health and wellbeing into your future.
To "get started" with counselling call or email me to set up an initial session; we can also talk about what you want to get out of counselling or to meet with parents/ careers to discuss working with children and young people; if you are happy to continue with therapy we will set up the second session, and can arrange to meet weekly/fortnightly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have close to 30 years experience of working within the field of education and counselling. I am DBS checked and Accredited with the regulating body of counsellors and psychotherapists - www.bacp.co.uk/
The breadth of my initial knowledge and skill was gained from paid employment within the early year’s sector, primary and secondary schools and a further education college. This led into 10 years of consultancy work for the local authority. www.linkedin.com
Running in parallel to my work in education has been my counselling practice of seven years. In addition to running my private practice, I have delivered therapy in a range of voluntary and paid establishments working with children, young people and adults (men and women) - Place2Be, Sure Start, Derby Women's Work, mainstream and the virtual school and Safe Speak.
Clients feedback that they look forward to the sessions and find each visit beneficial. Measures document positive levels of change. People say they find my approach to be calming, caring, friendly and warm. Clients often comment positively on the way I speak, my accent and how I don't talk like a 'therapist'.
- MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- PGCE Behaviour and Education
- BA (Hons) Sociology
- NNEB - Diploma in Nursery Nursing
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Attachment to key adults in our early years sets up patterns of behaviour and understanding of ourselves and others as we move through our personal life, career and relationships with others. Triggers or raw spots can be activated by events, people or situations that make understanding and managing our emotions challenging to navigate. This can make us feel stuck or trapped in a cycle that brings distress and loss and behaviour that serve to hold us back from achieving our potential.
I am passionate about the application of the theory of Attachment and work with it to create an understanding of our basic needs in everyday activities, what are the emotional triggers and why linking that into the development of positive or negative coping strategies in children, teens and adults and the role they play today for you.
I have an extensive and practical knowledge of certificated parenting skills and children’s behaviour relating the Webster Stratton - Early Years and Accredited Mellow Parenting programme. I am able to provide support in this area separate from therapy to individuals and couples.
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£35.00 per hour session. This is to be paid at the start of each visit and a receipt will be provided.
Cancelling with 24 hours of your appointment will incur a £25.00 charge.
Concession rates are available on request with evidence.
All my practice hours are supervised and delivered in line with the BACP ethical code of practice.
This provides you with a quality assurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Clients need to be able to go up and down a single flight of stairs.
Sessions are available in the day and early evening. Get started by calling or dropping me an email to set up an initial session.
Types of client