Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner

Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner

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About me

Welcome. My name is Amanda Perl and I am a fully qualified and insured BACP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and CBT Practitioner.

What do you need from therapy?

Are you feeling lost, sad or lonely? Jealous, fearful, guilty or ashamed? Perhaps you’re anxious, critical, unkind and angry losing your temper with yourself or loved ones? Relationships feel tricky. Stress unmanageable. You may lack assertiveness yet control others whilst secretly gambling, spending, drinking or using cocaine. Feel preoccupied with eating or Not eating. Obsessed with image, perfectionism and self-monitoring. Maybe its difficult to start the day? Messing up your business, missing opportunities, failing at work? Numbing out of painful emotions from bereavement or loss? Or you and your partner have become stuck in a rut or found yourselves caught in a cycle of emotional abuse?

I offer 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.

I can help you with anxiety, paranoid anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, bereavement, trauma, PTSD, OCD, phobias, anger management, personality disorders, eating disorders including obesity, bulimia and anorexia, body dysmorphia, physical and sexual abuse, gender and sexuality, addiction(s) including substance misuse, alcohol, compulsive lying, codependency, affairs and betrayals, sex and porn, internet, gambling and gaming in addition to parent, couple and relationship issues specialising in men and women caught up together in a cycle of emotional abuse.

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 is the key to healing.

My practice is all about fitting you to the therapy, not the other way round. Life experience has led me to a deeper understanding of how we are all individuals with our own story to tell. Our reasons for seeking professional help and desire to move away from stuck patterns are all different. However, our requirements are all the same. That we feel listened to and properly heard, understood and guided through emotional turmoil. There are no essentials or absolutes so why can any of us be expected to be understood by a single theory, style of therapy or helped by one specific therapeutic approach?

Type of therapy

My philosophy is Humanistic-Existential and Person-Centred. I integrate interventions that best suit you including Transactional Analysis, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), recommended under the NICE Guidelines, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, Systemic, Transpersonal and Gestalt alongside Mindfulness practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Current Roles

Course Lead at LIFE-FORCE Stage 4 BACP Accredited Counselling Diploma, Associate Lecturer Open University and Clinical Supervisor delivering Workshops and Retreats to a range of individuals involved in helping others.

Historic Roles

Clinical Lead, Team leader, Group Facilitator, Domestic Violence Lead, Trainer, Developer and Lead on Transtheoretical and Structured Day care programmes. Specific Substance Misuse and Alchohol Recovery Service Programmes set up within large 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 in therapeutic relationship, group dynamics, facilitation and interventions including harm reduction delivered to Probation and associated Offender Services within the Criminal Justice System.

Training Experience

Workshops and presentations delivered including at BPS Conferences and school INSET staff training days: Assertiveness, Relationships, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Personality Disorders, Mindfulness, Health & Well-being, Addictions, Anxiety and Disordered Eating. *New* CPD Workshops here.


MSc in Psychology
BSc (Hons)in Psychology
Advanced (Integrative) Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Clinical Supervision, British Psychological Society
Group Psychotherapy
Couple Therapy
Eating Disorders & Nutrition
CBT for Depression (Interview with Fix Me in Forty-Five)
Anxiety Integrated Approach (Interview with Grazia on unusual stress symptoms)
Anger Management
Emotional Abuse (Interview with BBC Trending)
Trauma (Resilience, Secondary Trauma and Post-Trauma Growth)
Mindset (sports psychology)
OCD & Phobias
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Personality Disorders
Student Issues (Interview with Study International)
Schema Therapy
Gender and Sexuality
Addictive Thinking, Drugs & Alcohol, Gambling, Internet, Gaming, Porn,
Intuitive Recovery
Equality and Diversity
Change Management
Discourse Analysis

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Counselling & Psychotherapy £40 to £75 per 50 minute session individuals and couples
Leigh-on-Sea: available, parking outside
Basildon: can be seen at Leigh-on-Sea practice
Skype available amandaperl
from £50 see Supervisor profile
Groups email or phone for availability, fees upon request
Equality and Diversity training, change management fees and availability on request
Discourse analysis, proof reading, editing fees upon request
Workshops, INSET days, Presentations, Seminars, Conferences fees and availability upon request

Maps & Directions

Leigh-on-Sea, SS9
Basildon, SS13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Working with student and qualified counsellors, therapists, coaches, groups and professionals, trained in Clinical Supervision at the British Psychological Society.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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