Amanda Hart

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MBACP, MNCPS (Acc.), Eating Disorders Practitioner (NCFED)
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11
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Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with wide experience of helping people with many types of issues, however I have two main areas of specialisation:

  • Eating disorders/Food and eating related problems/Body image disturbance
  • Couples and relationship therapy

I work with adults, young adults (over 18yrs), couples, family members or organisations. I support my clients so that they can manage and deal with issues encountered in their everyday life. I aim to help my clients to make the most of their strengths and resources in order to overcome difficulties they may be going through, or simply to help them be themselves… but better. 

I am a trained relationship and couple therapist and have worked extensively with couples and co-parents in conflict, to help them to improve their relationships and communication. 

I also specialise in working with eating disorders, food and body image matters, body dysmorphia and related issues.  

However, I can help people with a range of matters, such as:

  • eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating
  • body image disturbance/body dysmorphia
  • compulsive exercise, REDs
  • relationship conflict or communication issues
  • parenting or coparenting concerns
  • self-esteem and confidence
  • anxiety, stress, panic
  • Negative thinking, worry
  • fears and phobias
  • depression and low mood
  • problem habits and addictions
  • obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours, OCD
  • suicidal feelings and ideation
  • trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • coping with chronic pain or health problems
  • lifestyle improvements
  • performance improvement (sports, business, social etc.)
  • motivation
  • managing conflict and anger
  • workplace conflict resolution

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  Modalities I use include Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) and Relationship counselling. The counselling methods that I use are systemic approaches, which means that they are helpful for working with individuals within the contexts of their environments and their relationships, but also in situations where there may be more than one person involved, for example working with couples, families, groups or teams.

I hold a Master Practitioner qualification in eating disorders and obesity from the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) and have had supplementary training for working with eating disorders with the Maudsley Hospital and Kings College/IoPPN, the British Psychological Society, and the Anna Freud Centre.  I help people coping with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, purging disorder, obesity and body dysmorphia, as well as support family or carers of those with eating related issues.  I am part of an international network of specialist eating disorder therapists, which helps me to stay current.

I have trained in Mentalization Based Therapy for Parenting under Pressure (MBT-PP) with Tavistock Relationships, where I worked for several years on a DWP-funded project to provide parenting therapy in the community.  I am also trained as a facilitator of Parents Plus - Parenting While Separated groups. I continue to work with parents on another Tavistock Relationships project. 

I have significant experience of working with people dealing with mental health issues, I was a volunteer counsellor for Mind (www.mind.org.uk), the mental health charity, for many years and have served on the board of a local eating disorders support charity.

I hold a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (DHP) and am an Advanced Practitioner of Brainworking Recursive Therapy™ (BWRT®), a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner. I have completed specialist training in several other areas including the Rewind technique for PTSD, managing the effects of physical conditions such as chronic pain, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Tinnitus, dealing with phobias and eliminating problem habits.

  • I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) where my registration number is 084216
  • I am an Accredited member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (MNCPS (Acc.)).  Membership number NCS21-01840.
  • I am an Affiliate Member of the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED)
  • I am registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (registration number 001154-L10). The CNHC is the government accredited UK voluntary register for complementary healthcare practitioners (approved by the Professional Standards Authority).

  • I continue to keep my skills up to date with further study and ongoing training; this, as well as my affiliation with BACP, NCPS, NCFED and CNHC means that I am able to remain current on regulatory matters and to make sure that I am complying with all statutory requirements.

  • I follow the BACP Ethical Framework and am bound by the CNHC code of conduct.

  • I have comprehensive liability insurance with a reputable professional insurance provider

  • DBS enhanced certificate

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Eating Disorders
Body image and Body Dysmorphia
Compulsive exercise
Relationships and family concerns
Parenting under pressure
Obsessional or compulsive behaviours/OCD
Self-harming
Suicidality
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Neuropathy/nerve pain/chronic pain
Fear and phobias
Conflict management/resolution

Fees

£60.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees depend on the type of appointment.  Please see my website for full, up to date fees and terms: http://www.lifeinsighttherapy.co.uk/contact-fees/

I offer concessions for young people aged 18-25 

I offer discounts for multiple session payments

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I mainly see clients online and have limited capacity to see clients in person. If I am able to work in person, a surcharge may apply. 

Further information

Please note that I mainly work online and have limited capacity to work in person.  If I am able to work in person, a surcharge will apply.

I operate a waiting list for new clients, at times of high demand,  please enquire for availability.

I offer a lower cost initial consultation to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you. 

Evening sessions are available but are in high demand and often subject to a waiting list.

Whilst I am happy to work with older teenagers and young adults, I do not work with children. The youngest age I work with is 18.

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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I am currently seeing all clients online

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Zoom

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