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BSc (Hons), Dip. Reg MBACP

About me

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 over six years; working with clients that have had various issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, historic trauma 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)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £40 per hour. However if you are a student or a concession I can provide a discounted rate of £30 per hour.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available Monday to Friday from 9.30- 5.00 pm. If you require a evening session I can do Monday or Wednesday please contact me to discuss availability. Thank you

Further information

I will consider counselling from the client's home as long as there is a quiet room free from interruption.

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4

The Elms, 78 New Street, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4LD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

At the Elms premises, there is a counselling room available on ground floor with a ramp up to the front door.

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