Amanda Roberts BA(Hons); MBACP
About me - My first experience of counselling was 19 years ago when I had post-natal depression following the birth of my daughter. I found this to be very useful in helping me to understand more about my feelings and how they were affecting me.
This, and my own challenges in life really inspired me to want to become a counsellor. To sit with you as you find your way through the hard times. I will sit and hold a space for you, listening to what life is like for you right now without judgement or the need to fix it and with total acceptance of who you are and where you are right now.
Mine is a compassionately held space for you, and what is important to you as you struggle with life's challenges, whatever those challenges might be. We will explore together to help you find what you need in amongst the chaos that life can throw at us.
My training - In 2012 I trained in humanistic peer counselling. Having lots of sessions and attending workshops too. In 2015 I began formal counselling training and in 2019 I passed the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. The training I did was based on Carl Rogers’ Person Centred counselling where through therapy, the client is helped to be the best version of themselves. As an integrative counsellor, I also trained in transpersonal counselling. This is a spiritual based form of therapy, going beyond what could be called the mundane stuff to the felt sense and body-work. I also trained in Transactional Analysis another counselling modality. This helps you to become more conscious of your thoughts and behaviours through an understanding your ego states.
My experience as a counsellor
I have worked as a counsellor at a local secondary school with children who needed some support. Some issues I worked with included anxiety, friendship issues, academic worries, being overwhelmed with being at a large secondary school and issues around materialism and being good enough. I also worked as a counsellor for Rape Crisis where I counselled survivors of sexual violence. This included working with many issues. For example trauma, PTSD, disassociation, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, guilt, panic attacks and fear. My experience at Family Action was with very vulnerable families struggling with their baby/children whilst having their own experience of domestic violence, mental health issues and very low self-worth/self esteem.
I will work ethically and safely with you as we explore what is important to you. I work from home in a comfortable, welcoming Covid secure space. My practice is fully insured and supervised and all documentation is stored securely in line with GDPR Regulations. I am a member of the BACP and work within their Ethical Framework. I have an enhanced DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- TA(101) Transactional Analysis
- BA(Hons) Philosophy
- Counselling Tutor On Line and Telephone Counselling Course (in progress)
- Enhanced DBS Check
- Fully insured and supervised.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for a 50 minute counselling session for individuals
Concessions offered for
Member of BACP (MBACP)
Enhanced DBS check