Amanda Pexton, Reg. MBACP
Hello, I'm Amanda.
First of all, I'd like to acknowledge that I'm aware how daunting the 'search for a therapist' process can be but whatever has brought you here, whether you're searching for yourself or for someone else, I applaud you for taking this first step.
However worried or anxious you may be feeling, it may help to acknowledge that it's extremely rare for anyone to get through life without 'hitting a wall' of some sort or another.
Since qualifying in 2009, I've had the privilege of working with many clients who have come to seek help in navigating their way through some of the most overwhelming episodes that life can throw at us:
- Anxiety, panic attacks.
- PTSD - the seemingly irreversible impact of trauma, recent or historic.
- Loss and bereavement.
- Unresolved historic abuse/events that resurface unexpectedly.
- Relationships that have become challenging, be they personal or professional.
- Inability to function in your normal, everyday, routine.
- The unforeseen impact of someone else's words or actions.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process and sometimes clarity, new perspective and a way forward reveal themselves after just a few sessions. Sometimes it takes longer and requires a more enduring commitment. Either way, the establishment of a sound and trusting partnership between us would be at the heart of a successful outcome for you.
If you would like to visit me for a free initial 50 minute consultation, I'd be very happy to meet with you. If you email me I will respond as soon as I can to arrange a suitable time for us to meet. We would use this session to discuss any concerns and issues that you have; also to give you the opportunity to focus on what you might expect to get out of your therapy and, indeed, whether or not I'd be the right therapist for you.
Little Wenham is just five minutes from the A12, a fairly equal distance between Colchester and Ipswich. My consulting room is a warm, welcoming space in a tranquil setting where we will have the option of working indoors or outdoors, walking-and-talking, if the weather allows.
I hope you might feel encouraged enough to take the next step of making contact.
If I don't hear from you, I wish you good luck with your search.
The right therapist for you is out there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a therapist in 2009, at the Colchester Institute, in the Person-Centred model developed by Carl Rogers. Further studies have allowed me to engage more broadly with other models, where appropriate, but my work is rooted in Rogerian theory. This has allowed me to work with a broad range of issues: anxiety, failing relationships, eating disorders, historic child abuse, PTSD, panic attacks and unresolved trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
£50 per session
I trained in New York last year, to engage in a compelling psychosensory therapy which seeks to dispel, with unusual speed, the effects of anxiety, phobias, chronic somatic pain, panic-disorder, PTSD and trauma.
Alongside my core person-centred approach, I continue to pursue my ongoing professional development of this innovative technique, when considered to be helpful and appropriate by both my clients and myself.
The doctors and therapists that I trained with work almost exclusively in this method; my tutor in New York was a first-responder at 9/11 and has continued to work with the NYPD. She now uses only this psychosensory method in her specific work to alleviate the effects of PTSD and trauma in their workforce.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is ample free parking, immediately outside my consulting room.
Flexible appointments, daytime, evenings and some weekends.
Types of client