Amanda Heslop. Dip.Couns. MBACP Accredited.
I am an integrative counsellor which means that I incorporate different models and ideas in a way that feels most helpful to you. I work with adults and young people from 18 years; and I offer both short-term (around 6 to 12 sessions) and longer-term therapy.
I will work with you in a secure relationship, where you feel encouraged to explore and better understand what's going on for you. My role is to listen, working alongside you as we explore what is troubling you, and supporting you as you develop deeper understanding and compassion for yourself. I believe that our relationship is central to this process, and I offer warmth, compassion and a non-judgemental approach, supported by a safe and confidential setting.
Experience working with anxiety; depression; loss and bereavement; abuse; trauma; self-esteem & confidence; relationships; co-dependency; issues relating to identity; transitions; loneliness & isolation; discrimination.
I have worked extensively with people who are carers and people experiencing bereavement and loss. I have a background of 20 years experience in training and research, working with communities in different cultural environments, including in Africa, Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
My private therapy practice is based in a quiet location with free on-road parking, and easy access to main roads from Rye and Battle.
You may feel you need to find out more by talking with me. I am happy to have a short conversation by phone or an initial 30 minute appointment free of charge. We can talk through what you hope to achieve from counselling and how I could help you.
Please call me or email me if you would like to find out more and to book an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
Certificate in Counselling (RSA)
BA Social Anthropology.
Further training includes:
- Bereavement Care (Cruse training)
- Trauma and Recovery
- Gestalt therapy
- Pre-Trial counselling
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention)
- Emotional Freedom Technique
As well as my private practice, I work with a local counselling service offering affordable counselling, and with Cruse bereavement counselling service.
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by its ethical framework. My work is professionally supervised and I am fully insured for my counselling practice.
Registered member of BACP.
Clients I work with:
Adults, older adults, young people (18+).
How I deliver therapy:
Long-term face-to-face, short-term face-to-face, time-limited.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Controlling behaviour; Co-dependency; Complex bereavement; Loss;
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Week day sessions are available; I also offer early morning sessions.
Types of client
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