Hi my name is Amanda Collings and I am an Accredited Qualified Counsellor working both privately and with organisations/EAPs in a solution focussed/brief therapy way. It has always been important for me to focus on the client's needs, to build rapport early in the counsellor/client relationship to create a place where they can feel safe and really heard.
I work with any issues presented to me, including bereavement/loss/change, relationship issues, anxiety/stress, work stress/relationships amongst many others. I charge £35 per hour and I use a town address EX4 usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays/Thursdays and my home address EX2 on the other days of the week.
If you'd like to contact me please do so via email or website.
Training, qualifications & experience
in 2004 I qualified as an Advanced Diploma Counsellor with IronMill Institute and since 2010 I have been an Accredited Counsellor with BACP and have renewed this annually.
I started in 2002 working within the in-house Counselling Service of Devon County Council offering short-term therapy. Since 2012 I have been working as a self employed Counsellor, mainly under the umbrella of DTCS (Devon Therapeutic Counselling Services), working with many EAP services and also seeing clients on a private basis. I have worked with employees of DSFRS, Mid Devon District Council, Devon County Council (including Schools), Exeter University, Exeter City Council and other external contracts. I am a Registered and Accredited Member of BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics and Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have continued to update my Professional Development with many courses, namely Flexible CBT, NLP, Rewind Techniques amongst others.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 per hour for individuals