Amanda Temple Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with adults,young people aged 16 + and couples, working both long-term and within a time-limited framework. I work privately and with a local counselling charity. I've been a school counsellor and volunteer in bereavement support. I offer a service both face-to-face and online.
How we relate to ourselves and to others impacts our mood, our confidence, our outlook and self-esteem. I work to shed light on how our relationships shape us and how we can get stuck repeating patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. Symptoms such as anxiety and depression thrive when we get into a vicious cycle of relating ineffectively. Through counselling we can free ourselves up to think and feel differently. As new perspectives unfold we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, enabling us to foster healthy relationships, to better manage our internal conflicts and reconnect to our own strengths and choices.
I trained in an integrative approach allowing me to use a range of psychotherapeutic theories and skills to ensure I meet the individual needs of each person. The connection between therapist and client is vital in determining positive therapeutic outcomes. I prioritise building a trusting, non-judgmental, mutually-respectful therapeutic relationship from which to explore whatever is troubling you. If we feel that I am not the right practitioner for you I will always seek to refer you to someone better suited to your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- One-year Certificate in Counselling Skills & Counselling Studies
- Two-year Counselling Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- One-year Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Awareness in Bereavement Care and Bereavement by Suicide
Therapeutic practice requires continuous curiosity and learning; I am committed to improving my practice by deepening and expanding my knowledge in the field, as such I take part in regular seminars and CPD events.
Registered / Accredited
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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
I have particular experience working with young adults and those struggling with bereavement and loss and bereavement by suicide
£50 per 50-minute one-to-one session and consultation.
I offer reduced cost places for students and those on low income - please just ask.
I work from rooms in Bridgwater and Taunton where wheelchair access is available at both.
If you would like to know more about my practice or to book an initial consultation please don't hesitate to contact me. Consultations are 50 minutes, where we explore what it is you are seeking from therapy and you can get a feel for how I work and what I can offer you. If you choose to continue, sessions are weekly at the same agreed time, and last 50 minutes.
There is no limit to the number of sessions I offer, whether it is deeper long term therapy or more short term solution-focused work that you are wanting, I make sure our sessions have space for regular reviews, reflection and feedback.
If - at any time - we feel I am not the right practitioner for you I will always seek to refer you to someone more suited to your needs.