Amanda Temple Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with adults and young people aged 16 +, 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.
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, OCD, low-self-confidence, lack of assertiveness 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. This leads to healthier relationships, to better management of our internal conflicts and allows us to reconnect to our own strengths and choices. In time we feel more able to make the changes we need.
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. I believe we are all so much more than our identified problems and diagnoses. The connection between therapist and client is key to 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Tuesdays - Fridays 10am-7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|