Ambre McMinn MBACP registered
I have been qualified since 2007 as an integrative counsellor working with adults and children. A couple of years later I qualified in supervision.
I started working voluntary to gain extra experience, then went into youth work until I landed the perfect job as a community counsellor, then moving into schools, colleges, sure starts, working for social services, GP practice, organising group work and running work shops.
I am passionate and committed to supporting my clients working with different models to find what best suits my client, and I offer a safe place to explore your feelings.
I am a warm,empathic,caring,non- judgemental counsellor offering a confidential service.
I have experience working with Adults of various ages interpreting at different levels to ensure their needs are met, providing emotional support, finding new coping strategies, building resilience, improving self worth, problem solving solutions.
Reason 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, unsettled and upset.
This is when counselling support can help.
The first meeting/ session is a intake assessment, this is to get to know you better and find how I can support you,then agree on what you want to talk about.
The counselling may be short or long term.
My approach in therapy is adaptable to suit each clients individual needs.
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.
Pracitioner in preventative Domestic Abuse/Counsellor working with family’s, in group work with Yp and adults or facilitating training to professionals.
Furthermore worked as a counsellor for years in Domestic violence with children and adults out in the community and in schools, Primary/Secondary and Academies.
Worked for Action for Children over 7 years, Counselling/Play therapy. I have worked with children/Yp and adults with learning difference in schools and out in the community. Individual bits of work for Social Services and GPS. Worked in Colleges and private schools.
Specialised further training to work with children and young people.
Specialised further training for working with Domestic Violence victims and of Abuse for 5 years.
Worked voluntary for the post natal depression asociation for over 13 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
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 spritual care.
Several more work shops
Specialised in working with Domestic violence and abuse for over 4 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clinical Supervision £50 for 1 hour 30 minutes
Photos & videos
£40 for 50 minute counselling session.
I charge £35 for intake assessment, first initial meeting.
I aim to offer first initial appointment a week from first contact.
Work from my own home but can travel but I must stress I never work from clients homes.
Clinical Supervision £50 for hour and half.
Exellent 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 with client work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible and adaptable hours to accomadate clients. Short/ long term counselling. I aim to offer a counselling appointment one week from first initial contact.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have certificate in supervision counselling level 5.View supervision profile