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About me

My experience:

As a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor and drawing from my own personal experiences I believe that everyone has the ability to manage their own growth and development, if given the right conditions and environment in which to do so, in order to discover their true self.

Counselling can be a hugely effective and strengthening process.  Empathy, genuineness and an unconditional, non-judgmental attitude are vital in a useful therapeutic relationship.

This is what I would provide as your counsellor - a safe space for you to explore any difficulties, specific event or problem that may be affecting your life.

How can I help?

Difficulties such as: Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Low self confidence, Low self esteem, Relationship issues, Stress, Work related issues,

Exploring your feelings can bring understanding and clarity, the aim being that with the understanding of those difficulties comes the potential for change.  Change which can lead to personal growth and happiness.

A warm welcome and a listening ear:

I understand that making the decision to seek counselling can be very daunting and worrying. My aim would be to give you a warm welcome and make the experience as comfortable as possible in order for you to look at the difficulties you are facing and bring about the changes you are seeking.

The first step is often the hardest - taking the decision and making the call.

Contacting Me:

If you feel you would benefit from counselling and would like to meet and discuss the way forward, please call on (07932) 665287 or email me on amandapelhamcounselling@gmail.com.  I look forward to talking to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications:

I have a Diploma in Person-centred counselling with a Distinction and have worked in this area since 2009.  I have worked for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity and predominantly for a community hospice working with patients, families and friends with vast experience in Bereavement and Loss.

I have also undertaken private work in areas such as low self esteem, self harm, sexual identity, bereavement and loss, stress and anxiety and depression and have worked with couples with relationship difficulties to name but a few.

My training and development has helped in further developing my person-centred foundations and has covered Complicated Grief, Gestalt, Creative Therapy, Guilt and shame, Loss in a variety of situations,

Member organisations

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The effects of ill health

Loss of identity through redundancy or ill health

Coping with a terminal Diagnosis

Fees

Additional information

£40 - £50 per 50 minute session depending on personal circumstances.

I'm currently offering a discounted rate for those who would prefer to work online rather than face to face.

When I work

I am able to be flexible, providing both daytime, evening and weekend sessions.

Ramsden Bellhouse, Billericay, Essex, CM11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Whilst my office is in my home, it has side access directly into the counselling room.