Life can be difficult. Talking with a counsellor can help you draw perspectives, skills and strategies from within yourself and to find in yourself sources of empowerment you were not aware you had to meet life's challenges and grow.
'Counselling Changes Lives' (BACP). When you invite a counselling relationship into your life, you and your counsellor create together a very safe space, completely of your own where you can explore in total confidence the distress and vulnerability that are leading you to seek out counselling now, at a level which you perhaps could not share or bring to even those who are closest to you. Even at your most fragile, you can begin to restore a good relationship with yourself, find out what you truly want from your life at the life stage where you are and reconnect with your sense of purpose.
Sometimes your counselling journey may be relatively short, sometimes for longer. We might meet regularly to explore your issues together to help you move forward better equipped with support and self understanding.
Training, qualifications & experience
Amanda Head: BA (Hons) London MBACP Registered with BACP
Diploma in Counselling - Cambridge University Counselling Service in conjunction with the Institute of Lifelong Learning at Madingley
Placement at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Herts
9 years counselling at Choices, Cambridge, working with Adults who were sexually abused as children
3.5 years as a counsellor with The Cogwheel Trust in Cambridge
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