Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor MBPsS BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner

Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor MBPsS BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner

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About me

Life begins on the other side of despair” Jean-Paul Sartre. I provide 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.

My experience and interests include anxiety, paranoid anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, trauma, PTSD, OCD, phobias, anger management, personality disorders, eating disorders including binge eating disorder, physical and sexual abuse, gender and sexuality, addiction(s) including substance misuse, alcohol, food, compulsive lying, codependency, affairs and betrayals, sex and porn, internet, gambling and gaming in addition to relationship issues specialising in men and women positioned as "abuser" or "abused" aka "perpetrator" or "survivor (victim)", caught up together in a cycle of emotional abuse. Additionally, challenges facing University students, parenting issues, work-related stress, redundancy, bullying, racism.

Training, qualifications & experience

My belief is that each of us is unique with the potential for growth and development and can move forward in our own way. My practice is Humanistic Existential, integrating Person-Centred, Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis, Schema Therapy, CBT (recommended under the NICE Guidelines), Psychodynamic and Gestalt approaches.

Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists ("BACP"). Member of the British Psychological Society ("BPS"). Course Lead LIFE-FORCE Stage 4 BACP Accredited Counselling Diploma. Workshops and presentations delivered including at BPS Conferences and school INSET staff training days: Assertiveness and Relationships, Personality Disorders, Mindfulness, Health & Well-being, Addictions, Anxiety and Disordered Eating. Fellow practitioners, if you wish to train with me, CPD workshops are available in a range of interventions.

Previous positions: Clinical Lead, Team leader, Group Facilitator, Domestic Violence Lead, Trainer, Developer and Lead on Transtheoretical and Structured Day care programmes. Specific Recovery Service Programmes set up within large London Boroughs.

Initial training: long-term psychotherapy with outpatients NHS Department of Psychotherapy & Art Psychotherapy (up to 104 weeks) with those amongst us facing serious challenges to mental health diagnosed with personality disorders [including borderline, narcissistic, antisocial], bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Experience also includes working with jointly commissioned third sector Charity/NHS and Dual Diagnosis Services. Additionally delivering training and interventions within the Criminal Justice System.

Qualifications and training include:

MSc in Psychology
BSc (Hons) in Psychology
Advanced (Integrative) Diploma in Counselling
Group Psychotherapy
Couples Therapy
Eating Disorders & Nutrition
CBT for Depression (
Anxiety (Integrated approach)
Stress (
Anger Management
OCD Phobias
Emotional Abuse (
Trauma (Resilience, Secondary Trauma and Post-Trauma Growth)
Mindset (sports psychology)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Personality Disorders
Schema Therapy
Gender and Sexuality
Addictive Thinking, Drugs & Alcohol, Gambling, Internet, Gaming, Porn, Codependency
Challenges facing University Students (
Intuitive Recovery
Equality and Diversity
Change Management
Discourse analysis

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Further individual and group process work offered on prejudice; including internalised prejudice, racism, antisemitism, homophobia or any other form of discrimination towards the self and/or others.


Counselling & Psychotherapy: £40 to £75 per 50 minute session individuals and couples
Leigh-on-Sea: please enquire for initial assessment appointment, parking outside
Basildon: Not available although can be seen at Leigh-on-Sea practice, SS9 2QT
Skype: available amanda_perl
Groups: check for availability, fees upon request
Workshops, INSET days, Presentations, Seminars, Conferences: fees and availability upon request
Equality and Diversity training, change management: fees and availability on request
Discourse analysis, proof reading, editing: fees upon request
Supervision £60 per hour: currently no spaces

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 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays between 9 am and 9 pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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