Psychotherapist Counsellor MSC BACP Accred CBT Practitioner
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Are you feeling lost, sad or lonely? Jealous, fearful, guilty or ashamed? Stressed from work or lack of work? Are you missing opportunities, failing at business? Arguing with colleagues? Worrying about money, bills, redundancy? Anxious about life or health, critical, unkind and angry losing your temper with yourself or loved ones? Lying compulsively? Grudge bearing? Do relationships feel tricky? Stress unmanageable? Obsessive thinking? Perhaps you lack assertiveness yet control others whilst secretly gambling, spending, drinking or using cocaine? Do you feel preoccupied with eating or Not eating. Obsessed with image, perfectionism and self-monitoring? Is it difficult to start the day? Does it feel easier to numb painful emotions from bereavement or loss? Do you take too much responsibility for the actions or well-being of others? On the other hand, you may sometimes feel as if too many people depend upon you? Or are you and your loved one(s) stuck in rows, conflict and unhappiness?
Helping you with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, paranoia, depression and feeling sad, manic depression, redundancy, furlough, work-related stress, bereavement, trauma, PTSD, OCD, phobias, anger management, debt management, personality disorders, eating disorders, physical and sexual abuse, self-esteem, sexuality, addiction(s) including substance misuse, alcohol, compulsive lying, codependency, affairs and betrayals, sex and porn, internet, gambling and gaming. Also offering couple counselling and adult-child to parent relationships caught up together in a cycle of emotional abuse.
I offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can share and explore present and past experiences, express thoughts and feelings gaining personal awareness, enjoy a better quality of life, robust mental health, improved well-being and positive relationships with friends, parents, siblings, children and work.
“Life begins on the other side of despair" Jean-Paul Sartre.
I believe each of us is unique with the potential for growth and development and can move forward in our own way. Your motivation to change and our client-therapist relationship provides a space for healing.
My practice is humanistic-existential integrating interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, transactional analysis, psychodynamic, person-centred, gestalt, transpersonal and mindfulness based approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
Former University Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and Counselling. Course Lead on a BACP Accredited Gold Standard Counselling Diploma (Stage 4), Clinical Lead, Team leader, Group Facilitator, Domestic Violence Lead, Trainer, Developer and Lead on Structured Day care programmes. Substance Misuse and Alchohol Recovery Service Programmes provided for London Boroughs. Outpatient Department delivering long-term Psychotherapy at the Department of Psychotherapy & Art Psychotherapy. Focus on Personality Disorders including Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial, Histrionic and Obsessive. Jointly commissioned third sector Charity/NHS and Dual Diagnosis Service e.g., bipolar, schizophrenia. Training clinical staff in therapeutic relationship, group dynamics, facilitation and interventions including harm reduction delivered to Probation and associated Offender Services within the Criminal Justice System.
Supervisor. CPD Trainer and Workshop Facilitator.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Advanced (Integrative) Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Clinical Supervision, British Psychological Society
Work Related Stress (Interview Metro on how to help a CoWorker with Depression)
Fitness Trackers and Eating Disorders (Interview Tech Radar see https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/do-fitness-trackers-have-an-impact-on-eating-disorders )
Eating Disorders & Nutrition (Interview Happiful Magazine)
CBT for Depression
Relationship break ups Depression (Interview Metro)
Managing Depression (Interview Metro)
Anxiety Integrated Approach (Interview Grazia on unusual stress symptoms)
Emotional Abuse (Interview BBC Trending)
Trauma (Resilience, Secondary Trauma and Post-Trauma Growth)
Mindset (sports psychology)
OCD & Phobias
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Managing Exam Results stress and anxiety [teenagers] (Interview Prima Magazine)
University Student Issues (Interview Study International)
Addictive Thinking, Drugs & Alcohol, Gambling, Internet, Gaming, Porn,
Equality and Diversity
Racism, prejudice, discrimination
Workshops and presentations delivered include BPS Conferences and school INSET staff training days: Assertiveness, Relationships, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Personality Disorders, Mindfulness, Health & Well-being, Addictions, Anger, Anxiety and Disordered Eating [Eating Disorders].
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Experiencing prejudice / racism
From £70.00 to £95.00
Counselling & Psychotherapy 50 minute sessions for individuals and couples
Leigh-on-Sea: available, parking outside
Basildon: no longer available, although can be seen at the SS9 2QT Practice
Online: Skype @ amandaperl , Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp
Supervision £60 an hour, £75 per 1.5 hours
Groups email or phone for availability, fees upon request
Equality and Diversity, change management,
Communication, Presentations, Discourse analysis Workshops
School Staff INSET days, Seminars, Conferences,
Personality Disorders, Addiction and Eating Disorders Training
Essex located in Leigh-on-Sea covering Southend, Thorpe Bay, Westcliff, Basildon, Stanford-le-Hope, Tilbury, Corringham, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Pitsea, Wickford, Rayleigh, Eastwood, Chelmsford, Grays, Thurrock and all other locations within a 1 hour journey.
Online video calling and telephone counselling available for London, the rest of the UK, Europe, the United States and other International clients
When I work
Where do I begin?
The first courageous step is to make contact and arrange a time that we can chat about your concerns. This chat is known as the initial assessment appointment and starts the therapeutic process. Assessment is not clinical in the same way as attendance at GP or hospital appointment, neither is it interrogative, intrusive or invasive. It is simply the space where we explore a little of your history leading up to you choosing to seek help. Assessment provides a platform for us to decide how best we might work together going forwards and affords an opportunity to talk about confidentiality, gain an overview of the options available giving you an idea of what therapy really looks like. If we choose to continue, review takes place approximately every six weeks.
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