Amanda Renz MBACP
I am a Person Centred counsellor and a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I abide by the BACP Ethical guidelines.
The Person Centred approach trusts in the natural ability of people to help and discover within themselves their own solutions to any personal difficulties. It is a method that allows you to take the lead in discussing your problems, and I will accompany you on this journey without judgment.
I do this by offering a safe and confidential space to talk – where I will listen to you without judgement in a valuing and accepting environment. It is an opportunity for us to build a relationship based on trust and I will support you. Together we work to find solutions to improve your emotional wellbeing and problems of life issues. I will work with you as a unique individual.
The benefits of counselling will increase self-awareness and gain an understanding of your personal relationships. It can boost your trust in yourself and diminish feelings of anger, guilt, insecurity, or defensiveness. You take the lead in discussing your problems, and I will accompany you on this journey without judgment, giving you control over what is discussed in therapy regardless of your ethnicity, class, sexuality or gender.
I have worked with a diverse group of clients who have experienced a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression and coping with the challenges of everyday life. I have seen the great difference therapy has made to the lives and outlook of many clients.
It is one-to-one to counselling. The number of sessions available is for us to agree on - you may opt to have a set number of sessions or work open ended.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling with Distinction
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling - Cruse Bereavement Care
- Certificate in Counselling Studies and Skills (CPCAB level 2 and 3)
My professional experience also includes bereavement counselling for several years with Cruse and working in a charity which helps those suffering domestic violence and abuse.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 50 min session for daytime sessions
£60 per 50 min session for evening sessions