Ambre McMinn

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Blyth, Northumberland, NE24
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About me

Integrative counsellor, offering remote and face to face.
With two decades of experience as an integrative counsellor, l have had a privilege of working with adults, children and young people. Additionally, I hold a qualification as a supervisor.

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 CBT.

MBACP registered Counsellor.

I have qualified at distinction level in Health and social care level 4 HNC.

I have worked in a hospice voluntary with adults & children offering group work and personal care. 

Over 20 years experience in the counselling field as a Counsellor,Clinical supervisor, family intervention and couple counselling. 

Work with Adults, Adolescents, children, families, learning differences and group work.

I am currently working in a systemics approach with family’s which involves analysing and addressing issues by considering the interconnected relationships and interdependencies within a system. Rather than focusing solely on individual components or isolated factors.

Specialists community Counsellor working with children/ young people and adults covering 5 Gp surgeries, NHS funded. 

I have worked  in a refuges supporting families who have been impacted by Domestic Abuse and have to leave their homes for safety reasons. 

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 for two different charity’s 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. Along side that working as a community counsellor and working from Gp surgeries with adults. 

Individual bits of work for Social Services and GP’s. Worked in college and private schools.

Additional training Specialised work 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
  • Certificate in couple counselling- Jesmond therapy centre
  • HNC level 4 in Health and Social care
  • HND in integrated person centred Psychodynamic counselling
  • Supervision certificate level 5 NCFE
  • Solution focused certificate level 4 NCFE 
  • 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
  • CBT      
  • NLP
  • Trauma treatment Mastery
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Youth mental health first Aid
  • Communication to change
  • The art of solution focused questioning and diverse problems
  • Microanalysis of face to face dialogue Trauma and Attachment
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Advanced self harm
  • Bereavement
  • LGBT Domestic abuse relationships
  • Children living with domestic violence
  • Responding to domestic violence
  • Surviving and thriving: making a difference into the future
  • Emotional abuse
  • Working with YP using violence in close relationships
  • Attachment & Resilience
  • Homicide prevention
  • Working with sexually abuse adults and children
  • Child sexual exploitation & neglect
  • Mental health
  • Play therapy
  • 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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Clinical Supervision £60 for hour 30 minutes, discount for training counsellors.

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£49.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£49.00 for 50 minute counselling session. Evening work from 6:30pm onwards £60.00. I charge £45.00 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.

Couple Counselling 1 hr £80

Clinical Supervision £65 for hour and half, discount for counsellors in training.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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.

Further information

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.

Blyth, Northumberland, NE24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I have certificate in supervision counselling level 5.

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Ambre McMinn
Ambre McMinn