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Accred PgDip PTSD & Trauma, DipCouns

About me

Often, in life, there are many obstacles which can leave you feeling overwhelmed and not coping as well as you'd like to. Fueled by the stories from your past, before you know it, you find yourself feeling low or anxious, with an inner voice spurting unhelpful critical thoughts.  You might be fed up with memories playing like a movie in your mind, unable to let go of unresolved loss or hurt, impacting your life and relationships now. Ultimately this leaves you feeling a million miles away from the person that you want to be.

I specialise in complex trauma and PTSD.  Trauma impacts us physically, mentally and emotionally in many different ways; depression and anxiety; anger issues; intrusive memories/flashbacks or nightmares; addictive or avoidant behaviours, stubborn negative beliefs and relationship difficulties. You might experience physical aches, pains for which the doctors can't find any cause or have had talking therapies previously that haven't shifted your feelings or symptoms leaving you feeling stuck.

I conduct a full, thorough assessment for all clients,  providing psychoeducation so that you understand what's going on for you.  We explore emotional regulation and stabilisation, before thoroughly processing traumatic memories, so that they don't have the power that they may have had in the past. 

You want your life back, to feel resilient, happy and grounded with a sense of inner peace. I will help you to feel empowered, have the courage to be your authentic self and make positive lasting changes so that you can live your best life.

I work with individuals and couples. Photos of my therapy room are below.  Take a look at my website www.amandawellstherapy.co.uk or visit my meditation channel on You Tube - Cwtch Meditations https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCslHSoXuGCJk3_wJEcKT13w.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, I'd be happy to answer. Based Watford WD24, parking available.

Best wishes

Amanda

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited Level 7 in traumatology and PTSD. Trauma specialist, trained in a variety of evidence-based trauma therapies including narrative exposure therapy (NET), prolonged exposure therapy (PET), Image Re-scripting and Reprocessing (IRRT), Exposure, Relaxation and Re-scripting Therapy (ERRT) protocols for dreams/nightmares, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

  • CPCAB Diploma Integrative therapeutic counselling, registered member of the BACP and the National Council of Psychotherapy.

  • NUCO Mental Health First Aid Instructor, levels 1-3
  • Couples/relationship therapy
  • Specialise in mental health, anxiety, depression
  • Understanding autism, ADHD, sensory processing
  • Gender exploration, transitioning
  • Working with mental health charities, writing and teaching a range of Wellbeing Courses

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

£80.00 per session

Additional information

Trauma-focussed work £80 per hour during the day, £85 past 6pm, includes full assessment, diagnostic tools, safety and stabilisation, flashback reduction, emotional regulation work, creation of a treatment plan and trauma treatments.

Couples therapy - 1st assessment session £90 1.5 hour, £90 per hour thereafter.

48 hours notice for cancellations, if less than 48 hours, full payment required.

When I work

Week days between 9am and 9pm.

Watford, Herts, WD24

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

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