About me

Counselling Overview
Principally I believe in the Rogerian concept that we all want to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. No troubling issue, however small, is unworthy of attention and equally no issue is too big to challenge to achieve change: we all deserve to be happy. Seeking help through counselling is a scary business I appreciate, but I enlist my skills, empathy, and passion as a confident companion for my clients as together we seek a resolution to obstructing and difficult issues. As an Integrative Counsellor I am led by my client’s needs, working collaboratively with them to achieve the best outcome for them.

Sometimes we all need a little help, a safe harbour in the storm, or a calm secure bubble in which to simply think and it’s a privilege for me to share that with you. If like me you believe that as individuals we all have our unique contribution to make in this world and that by working together we might unlock your path forward, come and chat with me; let’s see what we might achieve together.

As a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I fully embrace their ethical code and apply it to all my interactions with clients.

In addition, emanating from the Transgender community myself, I have worked extensively with people from the LGBT population, who have found added pressures associated with their own personal circumstances. We are all unique individuals whose diversity should be celebrated and that I believe is something of fundamental importance in the counselling room.

Key skills and abilities
·         Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

·         Ability to work collaboratively

·         Meticulous attention to detail

·         Commitment to client confidentiality and boundaries

·         Strong work ethic

·         Capability to engage with clients from diverse backgrounds

·         Innate ability for empathy and holding difficult client scenarios

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Trained as an Integrative Counsellor using concepts from Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.

·         Level 5: Diploma in CBT skills and theory
·         Level 4: Diploma in therapeutic counselling
·         Level 3: Certificate in counselling studies
·         Level 2: Certificate in counselling skills
·       Emergency first aid at work certificate

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Transgender issues

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per hourly session

Free first explorative session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Like many other enterprises the Covid pandemic has had an impact on the way my counselling service has been delivered. Online counselling has become a necessity and although this mode of operation has many advantages my preference is for face-to-face counselling as I believe there to be a greater level of congruence and engagement. Fortunately with the easing of the Government restrictions face-to-face work has recommenced in full, although online sessions will still be available if required.

Client issues have varied but the majority have presented with anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression, which has been addressed using both CBT interventions and humanistic techniques.

Room2bloom
Trinity House
Trinity Street
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1TT

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Unfortunately the counselling room is on the first floor and access is up stairs. Should this present an issue perhaps we could discuss alternative arrangements via an online initial session.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Amanda Tobitt

Amanda Tobitt