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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.

Best wishes

Amanda

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

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.

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Fees

Counselling - daytime session £55 per hour, evening after 6pm £60. Online sessions available until its safe to conduct face to face, assessed frequently.

Trauma-focussed work £80 per hour 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.

Watford
Herts
WD24

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My therapy room is accessible, however, the toilet isn't.

Availability

Weekdays between 9am and 9pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

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Amanda Wells Traumatology

Amanda Wells Traumatology