Amanda Penn. BSc (Hons), Dip. Reg MBACP.
Hello, my name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the BACP. I have been practicing both as a private and as a volunteer counsellor for three years at a charity counselling service; working with clients that have issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement to name just a few.
As a counsellor, I will provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and empathic space to enable you to talk freely and in confidence about whatever is troubling you. Working together I will help you to find your own solutions and the best path for you to move forward.
I offer a free initial consultation and then should you wish to proceed, counselling usually takes a minimum of six sessions and generally lasts up to twelve but your progress and wishes will be reviewed and discussed at the sixth session. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. The counselling sessions will be at 'The Elms' a counselling centre in Milnsbridge.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychology BSc (hons) degree
- Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
- Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
- Certificate in STORM training (identifying Suicidal risk)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 per hour. However if you are a student I can provide a discounted rate of £35 per hour.
I will consider counselling from the client's home as long as there is a quiet room free from interruption.