Amanda Reed Dip Counsellor MBACP(Registered)
Hello,I am a qualified integrative counsellor providing support to individuals who may be having difficulties with relationships, self esteem, loss, anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse and many other issues. There are times in our life when we feel a little lost and feel stuck in a situation which seems impossible to go forward from. You may find that with the support of counselling you are empowered to make changes and have a better understanding of yourself in the process. I understand how difficult and sometimes frightening it can be when making the decision to seek counselling, so by reading my profile you have taken your first step forward.
Integrative Counselling means I use different therapeutic techniques to work holistically with you by listening to what you have to say and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. The therapy is led by you so you are able to bring to the sessions what you would like to explore. I can offer you empathy in a warm, safe non-judgmental and confidential environment, giving you the time and space to explore and work through past and presenting issues.
My therapeutic approach is about building the relationship using the three core conditions Empathy, Congruence and Unconditional Positive Regard. I use a person centred approach with clients when we are working in the here and now. I use a Psychodynamic approach when clients need to explore their past to unlock their core beliefs around their patterns of behaviour this helps the client to have a better understanding of their pattern of relating. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help clients manage difficulties by changing the way they think and behave.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling experience consists of providing counselling support at a bereavement agency for parents/carers following the loss of a child. I have also provided counselling support at a centre for women who have suffered from Domestic Violence, Low Self Esteem and Mental Health difficulties. I have volunteered as a counsellor at a Carers organisation supporting people who are carers and the issues which arise from this. I have worked within a counselling agency supporting children and young people experiencing depression and anxiety. I have also supported parents within this process.
I am an instructor for Mental Health First Aid England. I deliver the MHFA Youth 2 day training course to people supporting young people within schools and organisations. I deliver bespoke training to schools and organisations on how to maintain positive mental health within the work environment.
Mental Health First Aid(England) LITE
Mental Health First Aid (England) Youth Instructor Training (ACCREDITED)
Couple Dynamic Counselling
BACP Registration Member
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP)
Supporting Families Facing Loss (Associated with children's illness and disabilities)
Certificate in Counselling Theory (BACP)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (BACP)
Introduction to Counselling (BACP)
Certificate in Therapeutic Play Therapy (children)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Low Self Esteem/Confidence Building
£40 Per Hour (Individual Session)
£50 Per Hour ( Couple Counselling)
If you have any questions or queries please contact me via email or phone. If I am unable to take your call please leave a message with your details and a time which is convenient for me to call you back.
Concessions offered for
I run my private practice from home in a quite, peaceful, warm and a confidential space.
Free on street parking
Nearest stations Welling, Abbey Wood and Bexleyheath
Bus routes 422, B11 and 96
I also offer Zoom and phone counselling sessions