About me

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

Additional Roles

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.

Supervisor. CPD Trainer and Workshop Facilitator. 2022 bookings will soon be available via Eventbrite.

Qualifications

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
Assertiveness
Emotional Abuse (Interview BBC Trending)
Bereavement
Trauma (Resilience, Secondary Trauma and Post-Trauma Growth)
Mindfulness
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
Sexuality
Addictive Thinking, Drugs & Alcohol, Gambling, Internet, Gaming, Porn,
Intuitive Recovery
Equality and Diversity
Racism, prejudice, 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.

BACP

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

Photos & videos

Fees

From £50.00 to £85.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

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
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

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

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 entirely clinical as in attending a GP or hospital, 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, affords an opportunity to talk about confidentiality, receive a clear overview of the options available and discover what therapy really looks like. If we choose to continue, review takes place approximately every six weeks.

 
Call or text +44 (0)7976 545775 email amandaperl1@icloud.com

Published articles

Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9

Basildon
Essex
SS13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Coronavirus COVID-19 UPDATE in addition to attending the Practice, I can see you on Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime and talk on the telephone.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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.

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