Amanda Charles CPsychol, Post MSc-PGDip, MSc, PGDip, BSc (Hons)
I am a fully qualified and experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist (BPS), Registered Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC), Hypno-psychotherapist (NCHP), NLP Practitioner and Life Coach (ABNLP), offering services directly to the public and via local GP referrals.
I work from my office in Esher and so have the flexibility to offer both short-term and long-term counselling contracts depending upon your therapeutic requirements. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients to tailor an individualised approach according to your current needs, so as to provide you with the potential for the best possible outcome.
My extensive training enables me to offer the following therapeutic approaches:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Consideration will be given to scientific evidence and client preferences which may mean the approaches above may be offered on an individual basis or they may be integrated together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Following my first degree in Psychology I spent 5 years at Reuters working internationally in the realm of Leadership Development and Change Management, also becoming fully qualified to administer and interpret Level A Psychometric testing (BPS). It was during this time I gained a true insight into the value of personal therapy and coaching, and developed a preference for assisting people independently. I soon decided to move from Occupational Psychology to Counselling Psychology so as to facilitate change for individuals on a personal level. Since this time I have completed numerous trainings which include a Post-MSc PGDip in the Practice of Counselling Psychology, an MSc in Counselling Psychology, PGDip in Counselling Psychology, PGDip in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, training in EMDR, advanced EFT and a 20 day NLP practitioner training programme accredited by ABNLP and NLP(UK). Due to such trainings I have obtained Chartered Status as a Counselling Psychologist with The British Psychological Society and Registered Practitioner Psychologist status with the Health Care Professions Council; abiding by their professional codes of conduct.
Since 2001 I have been running a successful private practice, alongside which I have provided counselling services for Charities, GPs, Wandsworth Borough Council and Consultancy for a number of Secondary Schools in both Surrey and Berkshire.
I have vast experience with a wide range of presenting issues, client groups and therapeutic approaches, successfully working with clients as young as 9 years old to assisting people in their late 80s. With a continued commitment to professional development I have taken additional training to specialise in the treatment of eating disorders and obesity (Master Practitioner NCFED), PTSD and complex trauma, depression, suicide and self harm and have extensive experience in working with anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, panic disorder, relationship difficulties, attachment disorders, substance abuse, recovery from childhood traumas and abuse, a number of personality disorders, confusion with gender identity and sexual preference, stress disorder, OCD, breavement and loss, the management of ME/CFS, and the enhancement of self esteem, assertiveness and self confidence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
A fifty minute session is currently chargeable at £90, however there are some concessionary rates available for people on lower incomes.
Couples sessions are chargeable at £110 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|