Ambre McMinn MBACP registered
Integrative counsellor, offering remote and face to face.
I have been qualified since 2007 as an integrative counsellor working with adults and children.I am a qualified supervisor.
Little bit about me
I am passionate and committed to supporting my clients. I utilise different models/skills to find what best suits my client, helping them get the best out of the services I can provide. I assist my clients in forming new perspectives whilst looking to create improvements and make changes to their life. I offer a safe place to explore your feelings. I am a warm, empathic, caring, non- judgemental counsellor offering a confidential service.
Skills & experience
I have a vast amount of experience working with Adults, learning differences, young people and children of various ages interpreting at different levels to ensure their needs are met. I provide emotional support, help you find new coping techniques, building resilience, improving self worth and confidence, problem solving solutions, improving relationships, learning to become free from self- sabotage and self destructive behaviours and thoughts.
A message to client
Reasons you may feel counselling is right for you! Sometimes in life we are presented with situations that we feel we are unable to manage or cope with. Life can throw at us some really challenging issues, this can then have a detrimental effect on your wellbeing making you feel unhappy, not good enough,unsettled and upset. This is when counselling support can help.
Initial session The first meeting is an intake assessment, this is to get to know you better and find how I can support you. We can then agree on what you want to talk about further. The counselling may be short or long term.
Qualified and experienced My approach in therapy is adaptable to suit each clients individual needs. I am skilled and qualified in person centred, psychodynamic, solution focused, Play therapy, Domestic abuse specialised and some CBT.
MBACP registered Counsellor.
I have recently qualified at distinction level in Health and social care level 4 HNC.
I have worked in a hospice voluntary with adults & children.
Over 14 years experience in the counselling field, Counsellor and Clinical supervisor.
Work with Adults, Adolescents, children, families, learning differences and group work.
Current employment Practitioner in preventative Domestic Abuse and a Counsellor working with families and individual, along side that I offer group work to children and young people in an education setting, furthermore facilitating training to professionals.
I have worked as a counsellor for many years in Domestic Abuse with children and adults out in the community and in schools, Primary/Secondary and Academies.
Outlook on my employment history Worked for Action for Children over 8 years, Counselling and Play therapy.I have worked with children/ young people and adults with learning difference in schools and out in the community and Gp surgeries.
Individual bits of work for Social Services and GP’s. Worked in college and private schools
Additional training Specialised in working with Domestic Violence Abuse victims. Worked voluntary for the post natal depression association for over 14 years. Worked for Daft as a brush with cancer patients two years also voluntary. Worked in an inclusion unit with adolescence with social, emotional, behaviour issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MBACP accredited register
- HNC level 4 distinction in Health and Social care
- HND in integrated person centred Psychodynamic counselling
- Supervision certificate level 5 NCFE
- Solution focused certificate level 4 NCFE Distinction
- Counselling theory certificate level 3 NCFE
- Counselling certificate level 1 & 2 NCFE
- Training in play therapy in-house training
Other relevant training courses; most of which are BACP Accredited
Borderline personality and eating disorder
Trauma and Attachment
Depression & anxiety
Advanced self harm
LGBT D/V relationships
Children living with domestic violence
Responding to domestic violence
Surviving and thriving: making a difference into the future
Working with YP using violence in close relationships
Attachment & Resilience
Working with sexually abuse adults and children
Child sexual exploitation & neglect
Working creatively with children in therapy
Legal issues working with YP
Signs of safety
Health and safety
Imagery & self care
Bereavement, palliative and spiritual care.
Several more work shops
Specialised in working with Domestic violence and abuse for over 6 years.
Experience in facilitating work shops and therapeutic group in youth venues, GP surgeries, schools.
I have over 14 years extensive experience working in schools, colleges with Adults, young people and children.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clinical Supervision £50-1 hour 30 minutes, discount for training counsellors.
Concessions offered for
£40 for 50 minute counselling session.
I charge £35 for intake assessment, first initial meeting.
I aim to offer initial appointment a week from first contact.
I Work from my own home offering a safe environment a private room that is inviting, comfortable and peaceful.
Clinical Supervision £50 for hour and half, discount for counsellors in training.
Flexible and adaptable hours to accommodate clients Monday to Friday. Short/ long term counselling.
I aim to offer a counselling appointment one week from first initial contact.
Excellent communication skills, maintaining and building positive relationships with individuals of various age groups, gender, disability, race and sexual orientation.
I am interested in mindfulness, enjoy yoga,meditation and exercise. I have some training in visionary relaxation technique,I can use this in my client work.