Amber Ward (Reg. BACP, MSc Counselling)
If you (or your child) are seeking support to overcome some challenges in your life, counselling is a great way to explore your difficulties in a safe and non-judgmental space. A key part of the counselling process is the therapeutic relationship and I believe that due to my age this allows me to support you in greater ways. I empathise and understand the anxieties and pressures put on you by school/exams/university, the impact that growing up with social media and having an online persona can have on your self-esteem, how delicate family/friend relationships can be and the difficulties they can put onto you.
Each person is different, you are an individual and need a counselling experience that matches you uniquely. As an Integrative Counsellor, I use different therapeutic approaches to make a personalised session based on your needs. I specialise in counselling Children and Young People and have experience working for a Charity counselling survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Outdoor Leadership
- MSc Counselling Children and Young People
- Safeguarding Level 1 Training
- How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer
- CPD Hub Working Online – Jo Ames
- Working with Sexual Violence Online
Total 3 years of experience working with a variety of individuals from age 8 to 60+
1 year experience working for a Charity Organisation counselling survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £60.00
I offer a free initial consultation to get a better understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing and the type of support you would like to receive from counselling. The consultation allows you to ask any questions you might have and decide whether you are happy to work with me.
- Individual sessions are £45 per 50 minute session
- Couples/Family sessions are £55-£60 per 50 minute session.
Concessions offered for
I have a variety of sessions available from Monday - Friday between 9:00am and 19:00pm.
Please get in touch to discuss your availability and arrange a convenient time for sessions.
Currently, I can only offer a remote counselling service to young people and adults. This service is offered both online or by phone.
If you are interested in accessing counselling please email AWcounsellinguk@gmail.com or call 07789152194 to arrange a free consultation. During the consultation we will discuss what you want to get out of counselling and whether you are happy to proceed with the remote service. If you are happy to go ahead we will arrange your first session during the consultation and discuss your preference for the frequency of sessions.