Ambre McMinn MBACP registered

Ambre McMinn MBACP registered



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About me

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 prevetitive Domestic Abuse working 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.
Worked for Action for Children over 7 years.
Specialised in working with children and young people.
Specialised in working with Domestic Violence & 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
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 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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

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        • Professional  standard Authority accredited register MBACP


        £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.

        Further information

        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 clients work.

        Maps & Directions

        Blyth, NE24

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        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

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme

        Supervision & training

        I have certificate in supervision counselling level 5.

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