Amanda Parfitt

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Msc Counselling Psychology. Reg.MBACP (accred)
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4
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About me

 Affordable, Flexible, Telephone Therapy when you need it. Experienced. Qualified Therapist. 

 How are you Feeling?

Are you feeling sad, anxious, low? Maybe you are all alone with your feelings not knowing what to do or who to talk to. Have you suffered the death of a loved one and are thrown into the terrible effects of grief?

You may be suffering from low self-esteem or burnout. Work may have become burdensome or, you may be facing the loss of income and stability through ill health or divorce.

You may be feeling confused and adrift after a relationship breakdown or, you may be at a crossroads in your life and don't know which path to follow.

Have you recently left a religion? Maybe you grew up in a faith and are now finding it difficult to cope in the world without it. Maybe you feel confused and lost. My Masters degree explored how the  effects of religion, especially a cult,  may affect us psychologically,  especially if we break away from it. 

How therapy may help  

Whatever you are feeling, it can help to talk to someone outside of family and friends, a  professional, so that you can be your true self and explore difficult emotions fully and therapeutically.

My experience as a therapist 

I have 20 years of experience as a therapist, working with a diverse range of issues, including Anxiety, Life changes, Abuse, Work related issues, Death anxiety, Relationship issues. Self-esteem. Historic child sexual abuse.

I have worked in a range of counselling organisations including Savana and The Dove Service and Douglas Macmillan; charitable organisations and global organisations as a workplace associate counsellor working with a diverse range of problems people face daily. I have many years experience working with bereavement and loss and abuse. I have also worked in private practice for 12 years and as a support worker on a mental health helpline for 10 years. I was also a Samaritan for 7 years.

How I work

I offer a talking therapy, a  person centred model of therapy using aspects of other models in which I tailor the therapy to suit your requirements. You are always in control of the sessions and the path we follow together.

I am offering affordable counselling by telephone. I believe that counselling should be accessible to all and I am able to keep my pricing lower to reflect this.

My Specialities

I specialise in Bereavement, Loss, Anticipatory Grief, Pet Bereavement, Bereavement by Suicide. Abuse. Childhood Abuse. Religious Trauma Syndrome ( I am an ex Jehovah's Witness). Stress, Anxiety, Low mood, Life Stages, Relationships. 

Sessions

Whilst sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly I am also able to offer ad hoc sessions when required. This enables more flexibility and may suit when sessions are required when needed at short notice.

You choose the frequency and duration of your therapy, whether that is one session or  ongoing sessions; short term or long term. 

Free Consultation

I offer a free 15 minute consultation for you to ask any questions and to decide whether you wish to proceed with the counselling.

What to expect

I'll send you my counselling agreement to read through and agree to before proceeding.  

You will not be required to complete assessment forms or feedback forms. 

Appointments

I offer day/evening/weekend appointments. I can be flexible to suit your requirements. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Clinical supervisor.

My qualification is an MSc in Counselling Psychology (Keele University). 

I am a registered and accredited member of BACP. 

I have 20 years of experience as a therapist.

I specialise in Bereavement, Loss and Abuse. 

I have experience of Bereavement group facilitation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Historic child sexual abuse
  • Bereavement by Suicide 

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer flexibility around days/times.  

Weekend and evening  sessions may be negotiated. 

Further information

I counsel Adults only.  

My fee is per 60 minute telephone session.  

Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Telephone Counselling Email Online may be negotiated.

Online platforms

Whatsapp