Amanda Whittington-Walsh, Plan B Counselling, MBACP

Amanda Whittington-Walsh, Plan B Counselling, MBACP

Waterside House
Falmouth Road
Penryn
Cornwall
TR10 8BE

01209 860065 / 07896 967034

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About me

As an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I can offer you a safe space to explore what is going on for you and how together we can help you to move forward. I believe therapy can help all of us and so I am supported by my own therapist and regular supervision to feel confident to hold this space for you.

I work with an Integrative Connections Model, based on a belief that our 'self' is made up of parts that can often be disconnected from each other. I use different styles of therapy to inform the work and help clients to reintegrate themselves through self awareness and to find well-being. The therapies I use are CBT, exploring the mind and challenging core beliefs, Gestalt to explore emotions in the body and Transpersonal theory to explore the parts that drive us in life and connect us to our world. This model of working has a nucleus of Person Centred therapy, where an open trusting therapeutic relationship needs to be established and so key in finding positive outcomes.

I began this journey many years ago finding myself drawn to the pastoral side of education when I was a teacher. I became known as the teacher students could speak to when they felt troubled and it became a very rewarding part of my job. I then decided to develop these skills by becoming a Samaritan and through 5 years of listening on the phone I discovered I wanted to work more deeply with people.

I began my training after I retired and I have enjoyed every moment. For me therapy is about a balanced relationship, where both people have experience of being a client and so is the expert of themselves and I always feel privileged to stand by a person as they find their way; on their own journey.

In the interest of safety for all my clients, I can only offer Skype or phone counselling at present.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Present training - Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.
  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Trained in Addiction Counselling with Freshfield for three years.
  • A Drama and English teacher for 20 years, specialising in pastoral care.
  • A Samaritan for 5 years.
  • A community activist.
  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Enhanced DBS - to work with vulnerable adults.

Member organisations

BACP

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Fees

I offer an initial consultation of 30 minutes-free of charge and without obligation.

If we both agree to work together each session is up to 1 hour:

£40 waged

£30 part waged

£20 unemployed

Couples £45 (1 hour), £55 (an hour and a half)

Maps & Directions

Penryn, TR10 8BE

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Wheelchair access via a ramp and a lift, very close to room. Free parking. On a main bus route, with a bus stop directly outside.

Availability

I can offer evening sessions.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Supervision & training

I am completing my Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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