Hello, I’m Amelia.
I am here to professionally and skilfully enable and empower you to help yourself, leading to lasting results and change.
I have a genuine interest in people and my approach is warm, positive and sensible. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and completely confidential space. With me, in this positive environment, you can unravel problems, explore issues, and work towards finding a better way to live the life that you want.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist, Integrative Counsellor and Coach. I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and I strictly adhere to their ethical code of practice. I have also worked as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS for over 25 years, specialising in Chronic Fatigue, Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Dementia, Trauma, and Sleep problems.
I am open-minded and have a good sense of humour. Therapy isn’t always deadly serious, and a little bit of laughter can sometimes help towards achieving excellent results. It can be hard work, but it is also about change and personal growth. So, as our sessions progress, you may find the process empowering and exhilarating.
Let’s work together.
Being an Integrative counsellor allows me to be very client-centred and work in a creative and flexible way.
Therapy is best when it is tailored to your needs. We can decide together about using a more pragmatic, Solution Focused or CBT approach. Or you may want to use the space to talk, offload, explore, and dig deeper into feelings and past experiences. Many people find that being properly listened to is enough, but other people want to find solutions to their difficulties and make changes to their life. We may decide to move into ‘Coaching mode’ when you feel you are ready to implement changes, should you choose to.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma Level 7 Integrative Counselling and Coaching
- MSc Mental Health Studies
- BSc Occupational Therapy
- Certificate Coaching with NLP from NLP Dynamics
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming Licensed Practitioner (Bandler Society of NLP)
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
£60 - 80*
Choose what you feel comfortable paying.
*I am able to accept a small number of concessions depending on my current caseload.
Concessions offered for
I am available both day time and evening.
Our initial session
When we first meet, we will have an assessment session. We will discuss what you feel your requirements, best hopes for therapy, and expectations are. I will ask you about what has motivated you to come to sessions at this time. We shall then map out what the most helpful way forward is for you.
As the first session will last for 90 minutes, there will be ample time and opportunity for you to talk freely and to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about therapy. If at the end of the session, you decide that you would like me to work with you, we will discuss practical details like frequency and times of sessions.
You may find that it is easier for you to express yourself in ways that are nonverbal, using creative mediums such as art and writing.
As someone who engages in art, I would be happy to use creative activities as part of our sessions.