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About me

COVID-19 Coronavirus update: Practice accessible for a limited number of vulnerable clients. Availability online via your choice of platform. BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva and Cigna insurance registered healthcare provider. DBS Certificate holder.

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 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. Additionally parent, couple and relationship issues specialising in partners caught up in a cycle of emotional abuse.

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, 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?

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 provides a space for healing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Additional Roles

Supervisor. CPD Trainer and Workshop Facilitator. 2022 bookings via Eventbrite.

Former University Lecturer, 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. 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.


MSc Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Advanced (Integrative) Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Clinical Supervision, British Psychological Society
Group Psychotherapy
Couples Counselling
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 (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 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].

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Experiencing prejudice / racism

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Schema Therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Counselling & Psychotherapy £40 to £85 per 50 minute session individuals and couples
Leigh-on-Sea: available, parking outside
Basildon: unavailable, although can be seen at Leigh-on-Sea practice SS9 2QT
Online: Skype @ amandaperl , Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp
£50 an hour Spaces available from September 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, 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

Published articles



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

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


Monday 1 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday, 9 am to 9 pm, Wednesday, 8 am to 9 pm, Thursday 9 am to 9 pm.
Fridays and Weekends by prior arrangement.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Working with student and qualified counsellors, therapists, coaches, groups and professionals, trained in Clinical Supervision at the British Psychological SocietyModels of clinical supervision encompass Proctor to Hawkins, Shohet and Kadushin utilising didactic and solution focused approachesSupervision is focused on meeting your needs, balancing both informal and formal elements in supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner

Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner