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Amanda Conlon, Counsellor,MBACP

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42
07504 690235 07504 690235

About me

The garden room is a place where you can take a breather and relax; an opportunity to talk confidentially on a 1-1 basis about whatever is troubling you.

This is an environment where you can be yourself, feel safe and talk freely about your thoughts and feelings and how issues may be affecting you and impacting on your day to day life; To be listened to and be heard, without judgement.

Have you been suffering from any of the following symptoms: stress, anxiety, low mood, feeling unhappy and unsure what to do with these feelings and emotions.

Counselling can help you to understand yourself better and help bring positive change and enhance your wellbeing.

I am registered member of the BACPMBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists), I have professional indemnity insurance and I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

I work in Private Practice and all potential clients will be invited to an initial assessment, where together we will plan the best options for you. I provide counselling on a short or long term basis, this means you can choose to be allocated a set amount of sessions. This can be reviewed at any time to reflect your needs.

Coronavirus Information:

During this time of crisis, I am offering an opportunity for anxious public to have one-off/ or very short commitment sessions to offload at reduced fee.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

Below is an example of some of the training I have received:

  • SafeLives Domestic Abuse training
  • Advanced Domestic Violence.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Adult & Child Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing.
  • Working with abused children.
  • Working with children locked in rage.
  • Couples Counselling.

I continue to train in areas in which I am interested in and believe can help me to help my clients.

Qualifications

CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

  • CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • AQA Introduction to Counselling Children & Adolescents.
  • City and Guilds of London Institute Certificate in Caring for Children 0-7.
  • Chums Social Enterprise CIC Community Support Worker.

Experience

I have over 30 years’ experience working with young people and adults on many concerns.

I specialise in childhood trauma, bereavement, domestic abuse, mental ill health, relationship breakdown, difficulties within the work place.

I have worked in a variety of settings such as, schools, family centres and children centres.

In addition I have helped set up a bereavement support group and volunteered in a children’s emotional wellbeing and bereavement service.

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

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

My sessions are  1 hour for adults and 45 minutes for under 12years.

Fees start from £30

I offer reduced fees for trainee counsellors/ supervises

Payments by Cash or BACs

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

All under 18s are offered a free half hour inductory session before they commit to counselling sessions. This is an opportunity to meet with myself and decide if they would like to set up counselling sessions and work together.

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages I can work alongside a interpreter.

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Free car parking

Availability

I have daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I have experience working with individual and group supervision, in various settings including in the workplace and in my private practice.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Amanda Conlon, Counsellor,MBACP

Amanda Conlon, Counsellor,MBACP