Amanda Lord (DipHE) High education
I have worked at the Lifecentre www.lifecentre.uk.com for 12 years. I have gained extensive experience working as a counsellor, area lead, assessor and supervisor within the role. Within the Lifecentre and my private work I have seen a wide range of clients from all walks of life. I am passionate about counselling and find it a privilege to support individuals.
I have been trained in a number of therapeutic approaches, which has benefitted my clients over the years. Due to my experience, I have learnt that not one counselling approach fits all. I am very much lead by each individual client and the issue that they present to me. You may need safe place to talk and to have help to understand your feeling, low moods, anxieties etc.. feeling overwhelmed and need counselling in order to identify where these feeling/believes come from... maybe you are struggling to let go off any past issue and move on in your life. Please feel free to contact me, I understand it not easy to take the first step, but be reassured I am here to talk you through the next step.
Often people say ‘I do not want to waste your time, other people must have bigger issues’, please know if it affects you, it's important because you matter.
Counselling can be life changing, helping clients to become more self-aware which enables individuals to identify the root of any behaviours and feeling they are struggling to understand. Most of us would do anything to avoid the pain that life can throw at us, and life can so busy... we spend our lives rushing for one thing to another, counselling gives us a safe place where you can give yourself time to talk and to feel, within a safe place where you will not be judged, and where it will remain confidential.
It can be difficult to take the first step, therefore you step to contact me will be treated with respect. I drew on many years of experience and treat each client as an individual using my wide range of training accordingly such as:
- Complex trauma
- Low self-worth/self-esteem
- Dissociative disorders
- Trust issue/ relationship issue
- Domestic abuse
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Sexual assault/ Rape
- Teenager and adult
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Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Diploma of High Education (DipHE) University of Roehampton
- Yearly- Safe Guarding training: Social services MASH
- Child and Adolescent MH
- Working Personality disorders- borderline
- Working with Dissociative identity Disorders
- CBT Training course
- Psychosexual therapy/sexual abuse
- Trauma, neuroscience and the body
- Pregnancy crisis
- Humanistic approach
- Somatic orientation and treatment
- Play/creative therapy
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are between £40-£55 depending on financial circumstances.
I am a dedicated and passionate therapist, who values each client I have to privilege to work with, I have a lot of experience and recognise the importance of each client setting time aside for themselves. To unlock the past, to survive the present, reclaiming the future.