Amanda Gill. FD, Dip HE & CBT, MBACP. Counselling Adults & Children
My name is Amanda and I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor working towards Accreditation.
Due to the government Covid-19 issued guidelines, I am currently no longer offering face to face counselling sessions and have moved my practice to telephone and online counselling.
I am a qualified Humanistic Existential and CBT counsellor and ink in Solution Focused work into my sessions.
I can appreciate that the currant pandemic may have caused increased anxiety and uncertainty as it has changed our lives considerably. I can offer you a safe space to explore this and support you through this and other difficulties and personal experiences that you may be dealing with in your life.
CBT practices focus on development of personal coping strategies, targeting and solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in your thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and emotions.
Using various theories and practices means I can offer a bespoke service.
I can work closely with you to overcome life's uncertainties, unblock any fears, uncover triggers that cause your unhappiness, help you make links to understand where you are and to enhance your own self-awareness. In doing this, you can decide whether you need to make changes and if so set goals to make those changes and plan your future.
I have a particular interest in working with anxiety, anger and trauma.
Helping others is my passion.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Level 5 Diploma in CBT
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
I also attend regular 'continual professional development' training courses which increases my knowledge and skills base, so that I can offer you the best service possible.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Adults - £40 per 50 minute session.
Discounts available for Block Bookings
Children 11 to 18 - £35 per 50 minute session.
Students rates on request.
Concessions available on request.
I am available most evenings after 4.30 and Friday 9 til 4
You have already taken the first step by reading mine and many other counsellors profiles. Why not take the next step and start on your journey of discovery.
Contact me now for further information on how we can work together to gain a ‘better understanding of you’ either by phone or email. We can then discuss an initial session to establish your reasons for seeking counselling. If you feel happy to work with me we can discuss a working contract and arrange your next session.