Amanda Clark, MB.A.C.P (Reg), FdA (Open), Dip Couns, Dip CBT./ Supervisor
I am a experienced Counsellor, offering a professional service with competitive rates. Identifying if you are choosing the right Counsellor, can be really difficult to do in an half hour consultation; even in a full fifty minute session this could be challenging. I offer a consultation/assessment over two sessions which allows enough space to a) share your concerns without feeling rushed and b) decide if I am the right Counsellor for you. Whatever you are feeling, it hasn't developed overnight, it is probably be hard to talk about and it might be the first time that you have shared this with someone else. By offering a two session consultation you have the space to talk, share some of your concerns and get a real sense of working with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling Therapy
- Advanced certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling concepts
- I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
- I have a current Disclosure and Barring service certificate (DBS)
I began my journey as a Counsellor at Brockenhurst College in 2007. Here I studied my level 1,2,and 3 counselling certificates. I then spent three years volunteer counselling at E.D.A.S. (Essential Drug and Alcohol Services) in both their Bournemouth and Poole offices and completed the level 2 certificate in Addiction.
My professional qualifications include:Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Foundation degree in Counselling.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P), I have had to take a proficiency exam and be registered: my registration number is 093939.
I have counselled at the B.C.H.A (Bournemouth Churches Housing Association) in Boscombe and more recently I have worked for 'Together' - a national mental health charity. Currently I work in my own private practice in Winton, Bournemouth.
Since September 2015 I have worked in partnership with the YMCA Bournemouth. I have in conjunction with their housing department, created their current counselling service. I am currently their Counselling coordinator and Clinical lead. I lead a team of twelve student and qualified Counsellors. The service offers counselling to all of their clients and members of staff.
I have a current D.B.S (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate and am fully insured. All certificates are available to view on request.
Continuing professional development is also an important part of ensuring that I keep up to date and learn new skills; most recently I have attended an introduction to working with sexual issues and an eating disorders workshop.I have taken and completed a working with children and young people course 2018. I am currently studying for a Relate certificate in Family Counselling 2019.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
For a full list of prices and options please visit the website.
First two weeks (two full sessions) for £45
Fees start from £45 per session Concessions are available.
Sessions are weekly.
I have a designated office for counselling in a non domestic premises. Parking is available.