Amanda Oldham Dip PC, Hyp CS, Adv Dip PC, MNCS ( Acc )
Are you at your wits end, with no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you need someone to talk to that is not going to judge you and will listen and treat you with respect and empathy? Then maybe it is time to seek help. I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, mindfulness and CBT practitioner and am accredited with The National Counselling Society. I fully understand the difficulties faced when deciding to seek counselling and the importance of finding the right counsellor for you, which is why I offer the initial consultation free of charge with no obligation to rebook a session if not needed or appropriate.
I have experience of working with all types of issues including phobias, general anxiety disorder, addiction, depression and work with children and teenagers around self harm and eating disorders. I have worked in Special needs as well with severe emotional and behavioural problems along with complex attachment issues. I have friendly and comfortable therapy rooms suitable for all with disabled and wheelchair access.
I believe that any individual has the potential and capability to achieve anything and given the right support and environment they will.
I offer a therapeutic service second to none and work in an Integrative way to enable me to assess and provide the most appropriate counselling in many different circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been in private practice for a number of years and have worked as a counsellor in a school setting. I am trained in intensive interaction, safeguarding and therapeutic story telling.
I have diplomas in Body language, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, CBT, play therapy and advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society.
I have extensive experience of working with young offenders, all types of addiction, children with learning difficulties, eating disorders, social anxiety, and all types of depression and general anxiety disorders.
Level 3 in children's counselling, level 4 in advanced CBT practice, level 3 in child psychology and level 4 in advanced psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
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£35 per 60 min session for adults
£25 per 50 min session for children
£55 per 60 min session for couples
when contacting me please let me know If you are on a low income or benefits as I can offer reduced rates.
First 30 minute assessment free
I have studied and practice mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques which have proven successful when dealing with terminal and critical illness. These techniques also help with anxiety and depression.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is limited on site parking, however if you park in the car park opposite Clerkson house off St Peters Way I will reimburse your parking.
I am available on weekdays 7.30am until 8pm, and I have limited weekend appointments.
Types of client