Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner

Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner

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About me

*** COVID-19 UPDATE*** This Practice is currently available online only until further notice. If you have BUPA or Cigna healthcare, I am a registered provider.

Helping 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, 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 couples caught up in a cycle of emotional abuse.

Are you feeling lost, sad or lonely? Jealous, fearful, guilty or ashamed? Anxious, critical, unkind and angry losing your temper with yourself or loved ones? Lying compulsively? Do relationships feel tricky? Stress unmanageable? 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? Are you missing opportunities, failing at business or work? Numbing out of painful emotions from bereavement or loss? Do you take too much responsibility for the actions or well-being of others or sometimes feel as if too many people depend upon you? Or are you and your loved one stuck in rows, conflict and unhappiness?

Offering 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 is the key to healing.

My practice is all about fitting you to the therapy, not the other way round. Understanding you as an individual with your own unique story to tell. Our reasons for seeking therapy 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 feeling supported in crisis. 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?

Training, qualifications & experience

Additional Roles

Supervisor. CPD Trainer and Workshop Facilitator. Now booking via clicking on the link for Eventbrite.

Formerly an Associate Lecturer, Open University, Forensic Psychology and Counselling. Course Lead on a Stage 4 BACP Accredited Gold Standard Counselling Diploma, 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.


MSc in Psychology
BSc (Hons)in Psychology
Advanced (Integrative) Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Clinical Supervision, British Psychological Society
Group Psychotherapy
Couple Therapy
Work Related Stress (Interview Metro on how to help a CoWorker with Depression)
Fitness Trackers and Eating Disorders (Interview Microsoft News)
Eating Disorders & Nutrition (Interview Happiful Magazine)
CBT for Depression (Interview Fix Me in Forty-Five)
Relationship break ups Depression (Interview Metro)
Managing Depression (Interview Metro)
Anxiety Integrated Approach (Interview Grazia on unusual stress symptoms)
Anger Management
Emotional Abuse (Interview BBC Trending)
Trauma (Resilience, Secondary Trauma and Post-Trauma Growth)
Mindset (sports psychology)
OCD & Phobias
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Personality Disorders
Managing Exam Results stress and anxiety [teenagers] (Interview Prima Magazine)
University Student Issues (Interview Study International)
Schema Therapy
Addictive Thinking, Drugs & Alcohol, Gambling, Internet, Gaming, Porn,
Intuitive Recovery
Equality and Diversity
Prejudice, racism, antisemitism and discrimination
Change Management
Discourse Analysis

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 [Eating Disorders].

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Counselling & Psychotherapy £40 to £75 per 50 minute session individuals and couples
Leigh-on-Sea: available, parking outside
Basildon: unavailable, instead can be seen at Leigh-on-Sea practice
Skype available amandaperl , FaceTime and WhatsApp
£50 an hour Spaces available from March 2020
Groups email or phone for availability, fees upon request
Training Available
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, Benfleet, Billericay, Pitsea, Wickford, Rayleigh, Eastwood, Chelmsford, Grays, Thurrock and all other locations within a 1 hour journey.

Online and telephone counselling available for London, the rest of the UK and International clients

Maps & Directions

Leigh-on-Sea, SS9
Basildon, SS13

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Coronavirus COVID-19 UPDATE Offering Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime and telephone counselling


Monday 4 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday, 9 am to 9 pm, Wednesday, 8 am to 9 pm, Thursday 9 am to 9 pm.

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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