Amanda Goss MBACP PGDip MA (Couns) Harley St Psychotherapy
Due to the current situation with Corona Virus, are currently conducting sessions via Skype, FaceTime WhatsApp and Telephone. We can help you set this up and if you feel nervous we are available to talk you through it first and we will try a first session and take it from there.
‘Research shows that getting outside in nature has many mental health benefits as well. Walking has been proven effective in reducing anxiety and depression, and there is further evidence that walking in nature improves those results even further. That's because different parts of our brain activate in nature.’ 31 Oct 2018
Mental Health Benefits of Getting Outside | UNC Health Talk
We are launching our new Walking Therapy Service as part of our Stay Safe Campaign.
Are you stuck alone at home feeling isolated and anxious?
Do you need some space and time outside amongst beautiful views to clear you mind and rejuvinate your soul?
Do you need to talk to someone outside of your family/friendship circle who can offer gentle and supportive company to get things clearer in your mind?
Is Lockdown with your family feeling overwhelming and you yearn for some reprieve?
Please join us in the launch of our Walking and Talking Therapy as part of the Stay Sane Campaign here on the beautiful Hunstanton coastline. Enjoy gentle exercise and beautiful views and the Company of one of our fully qualified and experienced Therapists here at Harley St. Psychotherapy.
We will meet at an agreed point and walk for an hour along the beaches, dunes and gardens of Hunstanton. Nature and exercise go hand in hand with therapy covering all issues concerning your mental health. We will work on your anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, communication and relationships and all aspects which may have arisen due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic. We will be observing all the rules of social distancing so that we can stay safe whilst staying sane during this period and beyond.
Group Walking Therapy
We will be starting Therapeutic Walking Groups of 6.
these walks will be structured and finish with a group discussion. It will be an opportunity for you to meet like minded people who are also struggling in some way. Group Walking reduces the cost of therapy and our initial fee per walk will be £20 per person. We will walk for 1 hour 15-30 minutes at a leisurely pace taking lots of rest and reflection stops. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an initial discussion and plan, please contact us and we can get your therapy started and give you some tools to cope with the current Lockdown and beyond.
We are also offering concessionary rates for people in financial difficulty due to the currently situation.
We are here to support you through this difficult time which can make anxiety hard to cope with. Our team of Therapists are experienced in dealing with all aspects of anxiety, stress, panic and depression as well as work related stress and dealing with financial difficulties.We also have a Young Person's Specialist to help young people home from school or university, and a Bereavement Specialist. We are also offering evening sessions to accommodate parents at home with children.
Please do not hesitate to ask us for help with setting up online or telephone sessions.
I'm Amanda Goss, and I run Harley St. Psychotherapy now based in Kings Lynn in Norfolk. We are a team of professional highly qualified and experienced Psychotherapists. All of our Therapists have been carefully chosen to work with us to maintain the excellent reputation we have built up over the last 10 years. I developed Harley St Psychotherapy as the demand for good quality highly experienced Psychotherapists in Norfolk was rising. We are a team of counsellors who provide a service which covers all topics including Child Therapy; Adolescent/Young Person Counselling, Family Therapy, CBT, Couples Counselling, Student Counsellors at concessionary rates and 1-1 Psychotherapy as well as specialist counsellors who cover Addiction, Eating Disorders and Sexual Abuse and Bereavement. you would like details of our other counsellors please visit the website on www.harleystpsychotherapy.com. If you have any queries, call me for an informal chat and I can help you decide the best course of action.
After going through several difficult issues of my own I finally sought the help of a Therapist. It was a life changing experience for me, and one which has enabled me to lead a happier and more fulfilled life. I was very nervous about seeking counselling and fortunately I found an excellent Counsellor with whom I felt comfortable. I do therefore understand how important it is to find a Therapist with whom you feel completely at ease, so feel free to call me for an informal chat. Then if required, we can book a first session together to see how we get on and plan some more sessions. If at the end of that session for any reason you or I feel you would be better suited to a different Counsellor I will refer you to an appropriate member of the Harley St Psychotherapy Team.
I have worked in private practice now for over ten years in Harley Street, Central London and Wimpole Street. As well as my London practice, I also run the private practice in Kings Lynn and Hunstanton in Norfolk.
I worked for Mind as the Lead High Intensity Counsellor before leaving to concentrate on my private practice. I hold a Masters in Counselling and I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I am also a member of East Anglian Counselling Alliance, a group of Counsellors who cover the Norfolk and Suffolk area. (www.eastangliacounsellingalliance.com). I work to BACP's ethical framework and code of practice for counsellors and psychotherapists. I work alongside companies in London working with Nurses, Kings Lynn Borough Council, various local solicitors, as well as taking referrals from other local high schools and doctors surgeries.
I write a mental health/agony column for Let's Talk magazine.
I am also a qualified Focus Oriented Psychotherapist, and Focusing Trainer.
I regularly undertake training to keep up to date with developments within psychotherapy. I was also a Trainee Trainer on the 2011 Post Graduate Diploma In Counselling Course at the University of East Anglia.
I work with adults on a variety of difficult issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, couples counselling, divorce and separation, abuse, low self-esteem, stress, bereavement, self-harm, loneliness, suicidal feelings, separation anxiety, eating disorders, ocd, anger management, addiction, work issues, lack of motivation etc. amongst others.
I work with young people and I am currently taking referrals from High Schools. Having worked as an Employment Support Officer for 16-18 year olds and as a University Counsellor, I am familiar with the pressures that this age group encounter. I have worked extensively with young people to help them gain confidence and motivation and with training or employment. I work with other companies providing Counselling for employees.
I hold counselling sessions at my comfortable, quiet consulting room at St Ann's House, St Ann's Street, right in the centre of Kings Lynn around the corner from Tuesday Market Place. The sessions will be for a duration of 50 minutes. I also work from Hunstanton, covering the North Norfolk coast.
I also offer Skype Counselling which is becoming more and more popular. Perhaps you travel often or cannot get into Kings Lynn, or maybe it is difficult for you to fit the travel time into your busy week. Skype sessions are as effective as face to face counselling and quick and easy to set up. Contact me for details and we can try a first session to see if you are comfortable with it before we plan more sessions.
Our time together will be spent exploring the issues that you bring in a safe and supporting environment. Together we will work on the issues which are affecting your life to find a way for you to deal with what is going on for you, and help you to resolve them so that you can feel happier and more at ease. I understand that it can be very difficult to talk about certain issues and I will try to help you feel as comfortable with this as is possible.
If you have any concerns that you would like me to answer with regards to counselling/psychotherapy I would be happy to answer them for you if I can. What I always suggest is that we have a first session to see how we get on. If you feel that the session went well and you are comfortable then we can arrange further sessions. If, for any reason, you don't feel that it's quite right for you, then I will help you find another more suitable Counsellor within the team, or perhaps another avenue you might explore. It's so important for you to feel totally at ease so that we can work together on the issues.
Please feel free to call me or email me and I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully meeting you too. I am very happy to have a chat on the phone and answer any questions you may have before we make the appointment. We can then arrange a first session, at the end of which you and I can decide if we will carry on together or if you need to see one of my team. I look forward to meeting you.
If you would like more information please don't hesitate to call me. I am very happy to have a chat on the phone and answer any questions you may have before we make the appointment. We can then arrange a first session, at the end of which you and I can decide if we will carry on. I
. If at the end of that session for any reason you or I feel you would be better suited to a different Counsellor I will refer you to an appropriate member of the Harley St Psychotherapy Team. We are a team of counsellors who work closely together to provide a service which covers all topics including Child Therapy; CBT, Couples Counselling, Student Counsellors at concessionary rates and 1-1 Psychotherapy. Itis important to find the right Therapist for you so please give me a call and we can take it from there
I look forward to meeting you.
(If you would like to see testimonials, these can be found on my London Practice website: www.harleysttherapy.com under the tab 'Articles and Testimonials
Harley St Psychotherapy fully supports up and coming Psychotherapists. We currently have Student Counsellors and First Year Improver Counsellor’s.
First Year Improver Counsellor’s are fully qualified and, having completed their required 100 hours clinical work to qualify with us at Harley St Psychotherapy, are now in their first year of practice as a Counsellor.
Student Counsellors are in their third year of counselling training, which means they have done all the theory and passed all the tests and now have to undertake 100 hours clinical practice to finalise the qualification. They have all been working in Support roles prior to starting their formal counselling training, therefore have lots of experience already of working in a helping profession.
Student Counsellors and First Year Improvers are fully supervised and supported by fully trained, qualified and experienced Counsellors. If you are happy to see a Student Counsellor you will have an assessment session to see which would be most suited to your issue. Sessions with the above are at a concessionary rate of £35. Please contact us to discuss.
Additional Specialist Therapy Offered:
I also offering Skype counselling for clients abroad, Please contact me via email for details
Harley St a Psychotherapy also offers child therapy working with children ages 4-11 and also teens and young people.
Build Confidence and Make Friends
I am starting a series of small monthly groups for ladies only. The purpose of the groups is to provide a safe, welcoming space to come and meet people who want to build their confidence and make some new friends without being judged or feeling awkward. Please contact me and I can tell you all about it and answer any questions you may have. The group will take place in the centre of Kings Lynn at my office, once per month for three hours. It's a great opportunity to meet people and experience the amazing dynamics and friendships that can happen when like-minded people get together in a group.
Focusing is a safe way of being with an experience, even one which is disturbing. It is an ability that most of us have and can develop; a way of listening to our subtle inner feelings. It is a way of accessing what we know but are maybe not aware of; our own kind of truth. When we do this, what we find is often new, surprising, fresh and extremely satisfying and even when we are being with the most terrible feelings in a focusing way, it can actually feel good.
If we are Focusing with a problem or difficulty, it may start to shift by itself in a direction that we haven’t expected. It can provide us with answers/solutions to difficulties. Focusing can be learned so that it can be used in everyday life to help us find an easier way of being with a problem, or even a solution to it. It can be used to help make difficult decisions. It is a useful aid to stress relief and personal development and can help you to feel calmer, happier and generally more at peace.
I provide one to one focusing sessions where we can either look at a particular issue that is bothering you, or use it as a means of gaining clarity and perspective.I also provide focusing training so that you can use the technique by yourself, or with a partner, once you have completed your course of sessions.
Focusing sessions last 45 minutes and I see clients for focusing once a week for an agreed period. Please contact me for more details.
Focusing Stress Buster
There are more and more instances where stress and/or mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are affecting the workplace. Companies are losing money due to staff sickness when people are signed off with stress or depression. I was aware that this was becoming more and more of an issue, and having experienced inability to work through stress some years before, I wanted to look into a way to reduce stress in the workplace. This resulted in my Masters dissertation: ‘Wellbeing in the Workplace: An investigation into the benefits of using Focusing techniques to address stress and as an aid to personal and professional wellbeing and development’ (Goss, A. 03/2012).
I carried out a series of weekly focusing sessions with staff and management of a leading mental health organisation. The study concluded that if an individual takes part in regular focusing sessions, their stress levels will lessen.
It also highlighted that focusing was also a form of personal development. Participants in the study reported significant and sometimes life changing insights after a series of focusing sessions. Most participants had no knowledge or experience of focusing or counselling prior to the study, but reported that they found it easy to understand and take part in.
I provide Focusing Stress-Busting Sessions either at my consulting room or in-house on a six weekly session basis. Please contact me for further details and prices for you or your staff members.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Arts (Counselling)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Focus Oriented Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Supervision (BACP Endorsed) Current
Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Current)
Qualified Diet Consultant
Life Coaching Certificate
Certificate in Interpersonal Therapy Part A
Certificate in Counselling for Depression Part A (NHS IAPT Training)
Certificate in Counselling for Depression Part B (current) (NHS IAPT Training)
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
Equal Opportunities & Diversity
Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment
My career is varied and spans a vast range of experience of working with people from all backgrounds in all situations. This includes working in radio; for a cancer charity; with young people as a support worker; recruitment consultant; and University Counsellor working with both young and mature students. I am also a qualified diet consultant with a leading brand.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also provide Life Coaching and Careers & Employment Coaching/Advice.
I also work with issues surrounding disability.
I can also provide Focusing Training and one to one Focusing Sessions.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please do feel free to contact me for more information.
One to one counsellings sessions: £60
Skype, Corporate, Specialist Counselling Sessions: £70.
Couples Counselling: £80 per session.
Families Counselling: £80 per session.
Focusing one to one sessions or Focusing Training £55 per session.
Friends Indeed Group Session: £25 per month
I mentor and supervise Student Counsellors and currently have spaces with Counsellors in their third year of counselling training. The current Student Counsellor has worked for a Mental Health Charity in various support roles, has a BA Hons in Psychosocial Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Skills. She is now a third year trainee counsellor working towards achieving an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling which means she needs to gain her 100 hours clinical practice to fully qualify.
She has practical experience gained as an Intensive Support Worker within mental health care, providing supportive relationships that enable clients to develop personal skills such as confidence and resilience in taking part in everyday activities.
Student Counsellors are fully supervised and supported by fully trained, qualified and experienced Counsellors. If you are happy to see a Student Counsellor you will have an assessment session to see which would be most suited to your issue. Sessions with Student Counsellors are at a concessionary rate of £35. Please contact me to discuss.
Like many of us I have had to deal with some difficulties in my life. After many years searching for a fulfilling career in the helping profession, I trained as a Psychotherapist and I love the job that I do, particularly as I have been on the receiving end of therapy and I know that it can be life changing.
Lots of us just need someone neutral to talk to who will not judge us and who will have great empathy for what we are going through. Lots of us need help to come to terms with what we have been through in life and help us find a way to lead a happier and more fulfilled life. Perhaps you have a particular issue or perhaps you are not quite sure yet what is making life difficult for you.
Please feel free to call me or email me and I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully meeting you too.