About me

About me::

 As a person centred counsellor, the client is at the heart of the work I do.   I work with you to build trust, empathy and understanding without judgement in a confidential space.

Talking and being heard is very powerful and can be very helpful .  Coming to counselling can help you make sense of life, with its ups and down, giving you a clearer sense of what is happening and what you might need to better be able to cope and understand it.

I work with anxiety, depression, family issues, affairs and betrayals, feeling sad, separation and divorce, work-related stress and much more. I am also trained in working with survivors of sexual violence. I also work in social care settings with vulnerable adults.

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 worked with anxiety,  depression, low self esteem, guilt, panic attacks, relationship breakdown and fear.  My experience as a volunteer support worker at Family Action was with very vulnerable families struggling with their baby/children whilst having their own experience of very low self-worth/self esteem, depression and feelings of overwhelm.

I will work ethically and safely with you as we explore with curiosity what you bring to the session.  My practice is fully insured and supervised and all documentation is stored securely in line with GDPR Regulations.  I am a Registered Member of BACP and work within their Ethical Framework.  I have an enhanced DBS check.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • TA(101) Transactional Analysis
  • BA(Hons) Philosophy
  • Enhanced DBS Check for vulnerable adults and children
  • Fully insured and supervised.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 for a 50 minute counselling session for individuals
A free initial on-line or telephone consultation for up to 30 minutes.

A 20% discount when you book 8 sessions - please ask for further details.

Availability

Please ask if there is an evening you would prefer for counselling and I will always try to accommodate what you need.  Or if you prefer a daytime slot, please just ask.

Further information

Member of BACP (MBACP)

Fully insured

Enhanced DBS check

Didcot
OX11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Parking is round the back of my house on Fen Violet Drive. My parking space is numbered 26. My car will be there and you can park behind me. Can offer a space on the ground floor for disabled clients by arrangement

Additional languages

None

Amanda Roberts

Amanda Roberts