Amanda Medwin-Jones Dip. Couns, at Bright Hope Counselling (MBACP)
My name is Amanda and I am a humanistic counsellor/therapist which means I work with you in a person centred way and integrate many different counselling skills dependant on what you bring to therapy. I am a registered member of the BACP (my registration logo can be seen further down) I offer a 1:1 counselling/therapy/psychotherapy to people aged 16 and over. I am empathic, non judgemental and what you share is confidential. Time and space is given for you to explore your issues
I have vast experience of working with clients who have mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. I specialise in mental health disorders and the impact this can have on relationships and work. I also work with clients who have experienced trauma, abuse, ptsd, feelings of worthlessness, and also clients that are lacking in confidence or feel they have lost themselves. I work with many issues they can be found below. if you have any questions or would like to check whether I can help you, feel free to contact me.
So how can I work with you? I can aid you in improving your mood and help you to deal with any issues you may be having now or dealing with past experiences. The counselling may involve a specific reason you have chosen to enter counselling or it can be more general long term psychotherapy which will look at more aspects of your life. This in turn will create a life that you are more comfortable and happier in. It will improve your relationship with yourself and others.
Talking to a professional enables you to talk freely about your issues, without judgement. The therapeutic relationship we will have is paramount in aiding your healing, building trust together and connecting on a deep level and I offer a space for you to feel safe in.
If you feel having counselling with me is something that you may be interested in, you can contact me by text, email or telephone to arrange a £20 assessment to discuss what you would like to talk about within our sessions, how many sessions you require, and how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified humanistic counsellor, I work within a person centred framework, using integrative counselling.
I offer a welcoming, open, warm and caring service, which supports various needs. I understand coming into counselling can be quite daunting at first, but I can assure you that the comfortable space and client centred service will put you at ease.
As well as continuing professional development (CPD) which all counsellors who are members of a professional body have to undertake each year, I believe in life long learning. I feel it is important to keep up to date, and learn as much as I can, so that I can offer you the best service possible.
Level 2 Counselling (1 year)
Level 3 Counselling (1 year)
Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (2 years)
Working Effectively with Shame CPD 2017
Working Creatively with Young People 2017
Adult Attachment CPD 2017
Mental Health Awareness 2016
Child Protection 2014
Depression and Anxiety 2012
Mental Health Act 2012
Mental Health Aid 2012
Post Natal Depression Awareness 2009
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mental health disorders
Coming to terms with diagnosis/disability of yourself or family member
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The initial assessment is charged at £20.
My fees thereafter are £40 per 50 minutes session.
I have a limited amount of low cost counselling sessions available, for clients on low incomes/benefits. Please enquire when you contact me.
My counselling student fees are £30
Full time student fees £25
My therapy room is based in the community centre in Sittingbourne, within the Town Centre. It is easily accessible by walking, bus, or train. There is limited free parking available at the back of the centre, or a car park at the library which is within a short walking distance from the centre. The centre has disabled access and toilets.
I am very flexible with my working hours, and can usually accommodate various times, dependant on my client maximum. If I have a full client base, I have a waiting list, which I am happy to add you to.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available Monday to Friday. Feel free to call, email, or text to discuss your requirements.
Types of client