Amanda Melton (Sidwell)
I offer a calm and confidential space that allows us to consider what might be troubling you. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? It might be that you are struggling to cope with a recent crisis or looking to resolve longstanding issues, both of which I can help with. It can be enormously helpful to share your thoughts and feelings with someone who is impartial, understanding and informed.
What I offer:
+ 12 Week Short-term Time Limited Therapy:
This involves agreeing on a goal and working within this focus.
+ Long-term Open Ended Therapy:
Different themes are allowed to emerge helping us to build a deeper understanding of what lies behind thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour.
Many clients opt for the latter therapy, especially where the source of the problem isn’t clear.
After your initial contact we will arrange a consultation. A consultation may last between 60 – 90 minutes. In this time we can talk about why you have come to therapy and whether I am the right person to help you.
Thereafter, sessions will take place once a week at an agreed time and on the same day of the week. Each session will last 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP and FPC registered psychodynamic psychotherapist and have a practice minutes from Earls Court Tube.
I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of different issues to include: relationship issues, depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, divorce, eating disorders, feeling empty, unfulfilled or suicidal.
I originally trained at WPF Therapy in London, which is a leading psychotherapy training institution in the UK and I abide by the BACP code of ethics. Prior to this I worked in the media industry and charitable sector.
I work as part of a practice www.thewestlondonpractice.co.uk
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact for an initial consultation or if you have any questions.