Often in life there are 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.
Trauma impacts us physically, emotionally and mentally and can come with all sorts of complications; PTSD and Complex PTSD; depression and anxiety; anger issues; intrusive memories/flashbacks or nightmares; addictive or avoidant behaviours 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.
If you're unhappy in your relationship, maybe your laying in bed, barely recognising the person next to you, feeling desperately lonely and wanting to feel the way you did when you first met. You know you're not communicating with each other but you don't know how to open it up without defences or arguments getting in the way. One thing you are sure about, there's a distance between you that can't be ignored any longer. You may want to feel connected and loved and get back that spark or maybe you want to separate and don't quite know how to manage it amicably.
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. Together we can make better sense of what's troubling you. I can support you to work through your problems, help you feel empowered, have the courage to be your authentic self and make positive lasting changes.
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
PTSD and 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)
CPCAB Integrative therapeutic counselling, registered member of the BACP
- Couples/relationship therapy
- Specialisie in mental health, anxiety and depression, post-natal depression
- Teens and anxiety
- 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
Counselling - daytime session £55 per hour, evening after 6pm £60. Online sessions available until its safe to conduct face to face.
Trauma-focussed work £80 per hour. 1st session 1.5 hours £80, £80 per hour thereafter, includes full assessment, diagnostic tools, safety and stabilisation, flashback reduction, emotional regulation work and creation of a treatment plan.
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.