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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial assessment is carried out on the telephone and is free of charge. Please make contact so an assessment appointment can be made..
£45 per 50 minute session for individuals and £30 for students.
Flexible availability to include days and evenings.