Amanda Westgate

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Reg. MBACP, Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Ilford, Essex, IG6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We often encounter difficulties in our lives, which can feel overwhelming for us. Some of us may talk to friends or family, others may feel they have nobody to talk to about their issues, while others may find it difficult to talk to others about how they feel. It can be useful to talk through our difficulties with a qualified counsellor, who will not judge us or try to tell us what to do. As a counsellor, my role in the counselling relationship is to support you and help you find your own answers. My goal is to empower you.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I may draw on different counselling approaches according to your needs. I mostly work person centred, but may sometimes use some CBT and Gestalt approaches, depending on the client's presenting issues and individual needs.

I have worked with various issues, such as low self-esteem, relationship issues, low mood, loss and grief, anger, stress and gender identity.

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by the BACP's code of ethics for good practice. Details of the ethical framework can be found on the BACP website.

I currently offer telephone or WhatsApp consultations.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Level 1 Substance Misuse Awareness

Training and CPD:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Safeguarding
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Anger Without Aggression
  • Depression
  • Forced marriage and honour based violence

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free 15 minute introductory telephone call 

£40 per 50 minute session  (£30 for the first session)

Unemployed: £30 (£25 first session)

I have a 48 hour cancellation policy

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday: 10 am - 8 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5pm

Further information

I offer face to face, telephone or WhatsApp sessions. If face to face sessions are required, I work from upstairs at a residential address in Newbury Park.

Ilford, Essex, IG6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Amanda Westgate
Amanda Westgate