Amanda Hughes MSc Adult and Adolescent Counsellor MBACP UKCP reg
I provide individual counselling for adults, children 10+, and young people in my peaceful therapy room in Tadley, within easy reach of Reading, Basingstoke, Newbury and surrounding areas of Hampshire and Berkshire. I also offer coaching, support and strategies for parents or carers.
- Are you looking for help with a specific problem? Examples include anxiety and depression, issues with body image and food, grief and loss, gender identity and sexuality.
- Perhaps you have a general sense that there must be more to life? You want to be happier, achieve goals, be healthier, relax more - but you keep on blocking or sabotaging yourself.
- Are you stressed and overwhelmed? Would you like emotional support and coping strategies to deal better with difficult life situations, including chronic illness and pain, family or work problems?
- Are you a parent or carer of a troubled child? You need a counsellor you can trust, who has the right specialist skills, training and experience. You may also benefit from my parent coaching to help you to help your child yourself (I can work with children under 10 in this way).
I am a sensitive, empathic and gently challenging integrative counsellor with a wealth of training and experience to help with a wide range of issues. I have specialist training in work with adolescents and parents/carers, eating disorders, and body oriented psychotherapy.
If you feel I might be the right therapist for you, I offer a free half an hour no obligation phone consultation where we can discuss your issues and how I can help you individually or as a family.
I welcome diversity including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, religions and political values.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development (Jungian), Distinction. University of London/British Psychotherapy Foundation
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Adolescents, Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education, London.
Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorders and Obesity, National Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Level One (attachment focussed family therapy)
Various short courses, including Transgender at the Tavistock Clinic, London
Currently completing Post Qualification Diploma in Integrative Body Psychotherapy with the Chiron Institute for Body Psychotherapy, London.
I have a current enhanced DBS certificate for the child and adult workforce
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coaching for parents/carers
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£50 for a 50-60 minute counselling session.
I am open to discussion regarding a reduced fee for those that cannot afford this.
- Specialist adolescent therapist
- Parenting and relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Chronic illness and pain
- Support with workplace stress, especially for health, social care and education professionals
- Holistic therapy - bringing in mind, body, emotions and spirit/soul
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer appointments in the day, after school, and early evening. I have some spaces currently available for teenagers and adult clients.
Types of client