Amanda Read, MBACP Registered
Hello, I am a warm, genuine and compassionate counsellor, who has a real enthusiasm for helping and supporting individuals work through their emotional issues and personal struggles, to improve their well-being and make positive changes in their lives.
Struggling day to day with emotional issues can leave us feeling unheard, misunderstood, frustrated and alone. Counselling is a safe and confidential space for you to talk freely about your feelings, issues and personal experiences without being judged.
Counselling Approach / Aims
My counselling approach is person-centred, humanistic, which is non-directive and non-judgemental. I believe every person has the capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential, and that they are the real experts on their own lives.
“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.” Carl Rogers, Founder of Client Centred Therapy.
I can work alongside you to explore your issues at your own safe pace, help you gain a better understanding and encourage you to develop new ways of coping, so that you are more independent and resourceful. I aim to build an equal and trusting relationship with you, so that you are empowered to make your own choices and decisions.
With greater self-awareness, self-trust, self-confidence and self-worth, you will be able to make positive steps to a more satisfying and meaningful life.
I offer one-to-one short and long-term counselling sessions to adults in appropriate counselling rooms near Leicester City Centre, where there is free on-site parking available and disability wheelchair access. I also offer home visits to individuals who have mobility issues, which offers flexibility and choice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma Counselling
- Foundation Counselling Certificate
- Basic Counselling Skills
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have over 10 years of counselling practice experience in charities. I previously worked for Mosaic Shaping Disability, where I provided emotional support to a variety of people from different backgrounds, cultures and communities throughout Leicestershire and Rutland, who are living with disability and long-term conditions. I currently practice at Coping with Cancer, where I provide counselling support to individuals affected by cancer, including carers and family members.
Over the years during my counselling practice, I have helped and supported many individuals face and work through a wide range of emotional issues such as:-
- Anxiety, GAD
- Depression, low mood
- Grief, loss
- Lack of self-worth, lack of self-confidence
- Panic attacks
- Relationships, affairs, divorce
- Stress, work related
Continued Professional Development (CPD)
- Mindfulness & Compassion
- Grief works
- GDPR new regulations awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Motor Neurone Disease - MND
Multiple Sclerosis - MS
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - COPD
I offer a free 30 minute initial telephone consultation without obligation.
First counselling session fee is £20, an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable and happy to work with me as your counsellor.
After the first session, counselling sessions are £40 per session (50 minutes).
Home visit fees will be dependent on your location in Leicestershire.
Concessions are available, please ask for more information.
Counselling sessions are available for students during counselling training £30
Next Steps: Please contact me on 07707 062481 to book your free 30 minute initial telephone consultation without obligation.
I look forward to hearing from you.
✓ Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
✓ Enhanced DBS check
✓ Professional indemnity insurance
✓ Monthly supervision
✓ Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
A copy of the BACP's Ethical Framework can be found on the BACP website www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please note I am unable to take enquiries between 19/05/18 and 28/05/18.
Types of client