Amanda Royle MSc, MA Partner at The Practice
104 Walton Road
01932 705760 / 07974 344883
Why get counselling?
We all, at times, feel overwhelmed, confused or distressed by life. When things get on top of us, it’s hard to know where to begin but finding the right counsellor can help you to make sense of what you’re experiencing and allows you to explore what you're going through, to identify difficult feelings, thoughts and patterns of behaviour within a safe, secure, non-judgemental environment.
What should I expect from counselling?
Then aim of counselling is to facilitate you becoming more fully you. Sometimes circumstances affect us in ways that make it harder to deal with life and to tune in to our selves in helpful ways. Exploring our feelings and situation can encourage new ways of thinking and the opportunity to fulfill important needs that perhaps we don't prioritise in any other context.
The quality of the therapeutic relationship is seen to be a key factor in successful therapy so it is important to find a counsellor you feel at ease with and with whom you can build a trusting relationship. For me, establishing a strong, equal relationship is the bedrock for positive change. I see the process of counselling very much as a joint venture where together we work towards transforming physical and emotional obstacles and a fuller connection to yourself, others and the world we live in.
My Therapeutic approach
As an integrative, relational therapist I draw from a variety of Humanistic models and approaches, which provides an opportunity to work in ways that best suit your individual needs and preferences. My approach is generally focussed on the here-and-now whilst exploring how the past may be interfering with how you experience and get the most out of the present. Throughout the process you are always in the driving seat. My role is to accompany you and help navigate along the way.
I come from an artistic/theatrical background and believe my thirty year experience within the creative realm gives me an understanding of the creative process and the challenges faced within artistic industries. I believe we all possess a unique creativity and imagination that can be a powerful tool for change and healing. I bring to my work, as a therapist a warm, open and holistic approach, wide-ranging skills, life experiences and perspectives in a variety of emotional and physical issues.
I practice in accordance with the BACP’s ethical framework for practice that includes total commitment to confidentiality and respect of my clients’ diverse and individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Roehampton University
- BSc Sociology Roehampton University
- Diploma in Acting Central School of Speech & Drama
- Certificate in Massage and Physical Therapy West London Buddhist Centre
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £60 for a 60 minute session but offer a negotiable fee for students, those on low income or benefits.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have flexible availability including evenings.
Types of client