Amanda Rawle - BSc Counselling, Reg. MBACP (Safe Space Counselling)
Hi. My name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified and experienced professional integrative Counsellor.
I work with people going through challenging times in their lives. The focus of our work will be helping you to understand yourself better and to find more constructive ways to deal with the important issues and/or relationships in your life. I offer short-term and long-term counselling to clients who are seeking a confidential and safe space to explore your difficulties where you will be listened to with acceptance and kindness. I am also DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.
Sometimes we try to think our way out of a problem and, at other times, we are overwhelmed with feelings and fears. By understanding and experiencing these in a safe environment we can grow and develop through an integrative process. My approach is tailored to each client's individual needs and, by working together, we can affect change and healing in addition to developing skills to regulate emotions.
I work narratively and sometimes creatively through art and writing as this can be an influential means of guidance and transformation.
Choosing a Counsellor can be a daunting task, especially so when highly distressed and in need of urgent help. I am trained to evaluate and use different therapeutic models and can, therefore, offer the most appropriate service to each client. I welcome clients regardless of sexual orientation, ethnic origin or spiritual beliefs.
I have previously worked at Broadway Lodge which is a residential addictions rehabilitation centre and has involved working with clients from all walks of life. Much of my work here has been working with clients with presenting mental health issues alongside addiction. Together we explore underlying issues which can lead to mental ill health and addiction together with patterns in relationships and current behaviour.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Counselling - Bath Spa University
- Level 2 Diploma Counselling
- Loss and Grief
- Interpersonal Group Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
The initial assessment is carried out on the telephone and is free of charge.
£40 per 50 minute session for individuals and £30 for students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible availability to include days and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|