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My name is Amanda I am a qualified and fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist committed to support you on your journey to positive change and well being.
I appreciate that reaching out for support can be daunting however I offer a compassionate and collaborative approach. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression or stress my goal is to empower you with practical tools and strategies to navigate life's complexities.
I deliver CBT either by face to face or online via a secure video platform dependent on your personal preference and offer a free fifteen minute consultation
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a brief psychotherapy with sessions usually between eight and twenty sessions. The aim of CBT is to help you to develop the skills and provide you with the tools to become your own therapist. CBT has a strong evidence base and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for depression and anxiety disorders.
I work with clients with a variety of disorders including depression, panic disorder, social anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder, self esteem issues, worry, OCD, phobias. PTSD, eating disorders and perfectionism.
I have premises available in West Jesmond.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified CBT therapist and am accredited with the BABCP.
I have almost twenty years experience in mental health settings including NHS, corporate and private medical insurance along with running my own private practice.
PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
HCPC registered and BABCP accredited.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone or online session
My fees are £85.00 per session for face to face therapy or £70.00 for telephone or video therapy (typically 50 minutes). I am happy to offer a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation.
When I work