Amanda Read, MBACP Registered

Amanda Read, MBACP Registered

Leicester
LE3

07707 062481

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Leicester
LE3

07707 062481

About me

Hello, I am a warm and compassionate counsellor and mindfulness practitioner, who has a real enthusiasm for helping individuals work through their emotional issues and personal difficulties towards healing, to improve well-being and make positive changes in their lives.

Living in a busy world we can struggle day to day with our emotional issues, leaving us feeling exhausted, low, stuck, anxious, alone and overwhelmed with our thoughts and personal challenges. Counselling is a safe, calm and confidential space for you to talk freely about your thoughts, feelings and personal difficulties, where you will be listened to, understood with sensitivity, 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.

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.

I can also guide you to take notice of your over-busy mind more accurately without judgement, by paying attention to the present moment with mindfulness practice, helping you reduce unhelpful habitual reactions to everyday stress.

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.

Counselling Offer
I offer one-to-one short and long-term counselling sessions to adults in an appropriate counselling room near to Leicester City Centre with on-site parking and road parking nearby.  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
  • Mindfulness Skills

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have over 10 years of counselling practice experience in my local community. As a volunteer at Mosaic Shaping Disability charity, I provided emotional support to a variety of people in communities throughout Leicestershire and Rutland, who are living with disability and long-term conditions.

My current counselling practice includes supporting individuals affected by cancer, including carers and family members at Coping with Cancer.

I have helped and supported many individuals face and work through a wide range of emotional issues and personal difficulties including:-

  • Alcohol / drug abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Grief, loss
  • Lack of self-worth / self-confidence
  • OCD
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship issues
  • Separation, divorce, affairs and betrayals
  • Stress, work related

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

  • Mindfulness & Compassion Meditation
  • Identity
  • Grief works
  • GDPR new regulations awareness
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Suicide Awareness

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Long-term conditions

Chronic Illnesses

Motor Neurone Disease - MND

Multiple Sclerosis - MS

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - COPD

Emphysema

Grief

Loss

Stroke

Diabetes

Fibromyalgia

Fees

I offer a 20 minute initial telephone consultation which is free 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 fee will be dependent on your location in Leicestershire.

Next Steps: Please contact me on 07707 062481 to book your free without obligation 20 minute initial telephone consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Amanda

Further information

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

Leicester, LE3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

I am flexible to accommodate clients Monday - Saturday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults