Amanda Wells Traumatology
Often in life there are many obstacles, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed and not coping as well as you'd like to, fuelled by the stories of our past. Before you know it, you find yourself unhappy or anxious, with an inner voice spurting unhelpful critical thoughts, doubting yourself. You might be fed up with the past playing like a movie in your mind, unresolved loss or hurt, unable to let go and impacting your life and relationships now and feel a million miles away from the person that you want to be.
Specialising in trauma, PTSD and Complex PTSD, due to my own experiences, I realised that talking therapies alone weren't enough to shift lasting effects of trauma. Trauma for you may be a one off incident or multiple incidents, including less obvious emotional deprivation or emotionally unavailable caregiving. 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. Repressed emotions and unprocessed trauma memory can present somatically, having caused imbalance in your brain and body.
You want to be more resilient, happier, grounded, less stressed and more at peace. 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. 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. Based Watford WD24, parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently completing 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 Rescripting and Reprocessing (IRRT), Exposure, Relaxation and Rescripting Therapy (ERRT) protocols for dreams/nightmares, Cognitive Procesing Therapy (CPT).
CPCAB Integrative therapeutic counselling, registered member of the BACP
- Couples/relationship therapy
- Specialisie in mental health, anxiety and depression, post-natal depression
- Understanding autism, ADHD, sensory processing
- Gender exploration, transitioning
- I work with mental health charities, writing and teaching a range of Wellbeing Courses
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
£80.00 per session
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 £80 1.5 hour, £80 per hour thereafter.
24 hours notice for cancellations, if less than 24 hours, full payment required.
Weekdays between 9am and 9pm.