Amanda-Jane Fitzsimmons BSc(Hons), Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, BACP
By offering you the opportunity to explore aspects of your life, thoughts and feelings, the counselling I offer can help to reduce your confusion and enable choice or change.
As a warm and professional practitioner, I offer a person-centred approach meaning that you, and what you need, will be the focus of the sessions. I also work integratively; this means that I may draw on knowledge from other theories, for example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Transactional Analysis, if I feel this may be helpful for you.
I have experience of a wide range of presenting issues from my work in Time-Limited Therapy as the Practice Counsellor in two NHS Devon GP Surgeries. I am also an Associate Lecturer in Counselling Skills.
I will draw on both my theoretical knowledge of counselling and my practical experience in my work with you; I am a strong believer in the importance of the development of the therapeutic relationship in enabling the counselling process. With this in mind, it is important that you feel comfortable with me as your counsellor so if you have any questions, or would like any further information, please do have a look at my website or you are welcome to contact me by email or telephone. I recognise that it takes courage to take this first, brave step and can assure you of a respectful and understanding response; recognising that this is your choice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications:
- First-class Honours Bsc in Social Sciences with Psychological Studies
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Award in Education and Training
- Regular attendance at CPD training events, for example: Understanding and Working with Shame, TA101 Transactional Analysis and Time-Limited Counselling.
- I offer Time-Limited Therapy as the sole counsellor in two Devon NHS GP Surgeries
- I am an Associate Lecturer in Counselling Skills at Exeter College
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£25.00 for the first session - in order to give you the opportunity to meet me, find out more about the counselling service I offer and to decide whether it is right for you.
£35.00 for subsequent sessions.
If you wish to book, and pay for, a block of six sessions in advance, I will offer the discounted rate of £180.00. Alternatively, sessions can be booked individually.
Payment to be made in advance, by BACS transfer, or in cash at the beginning of each session.
I work from the 'Wellmoor' counselling room at Moretonhampstead Hospital. This is a light, airy and private room and there is also limited parking available at the Hospital.
Alternatively, I use rooms at the Okement Centre in Okehampton; there are various public car parks around Okehampton.
Please do have a look at my website for further information; you are also welcome to contact me direct, via email or telephone, if you have any questions.
As I feel there is no substitute for meeting face-to-face, I am happy to book an initial one-off session (reduced rate) to give you the opportunity to see if working in this way is right for you.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Usually Monday to Wednesday although if I can offer some flexibility, so do ask!
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|