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About me

Mental health feelings and symptoms can affect our everyday life, impacting our ability to cope. If you are suffering with anxiety, depression, grief, anger or feel tearful it can feel hard to understand how you feel.

Talking through how you feel in counselling provides an opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings, and can help you make sense of what you are going through and understand why you feel the way you do.

Developing understanding can bring psychological change and help find ways to move forwards in life.

Based in Bishop's Stortford I am an experienced psychodynamically trained BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited counsellor. I work with adults and young people.


Seeking advice to overcome your feelings is a big step and it can be helpful to have someone beside you on your journey. My goal as a Counsellor is to provide a safe, compassionate environment to help you navigate the challenges of life.

Psychodynamic counselling helps gain an understanding of deep rooted feelings and struggles, bringing the unconscious mind into the conscious in order to resolve issues. Sometimes it can feel like we are going around in circles finding ourselves repeating patterns of behaviour and not understanding why.

Working together I can help you develop a deeper understanding of your thoughts and feelings, developing greater self awareness.

Whatever is troubling you, depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, OCD, bereavement, trauma, suicidal thoughts, contact me and we can discuss how I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, Qualifications and Experience.

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Chelmsford Counselling Foundation.
  • Diploma in Counselling skills - Chelmsford Counselling Foundation.
  • Certificate in Counselling skills - Chelmsford Counselling Foundation.
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children. (Place2Be)
  • Associate Counsellor at Chelmsford Counselling Foundation
  • Voluntary Counsellor Place2Be
  • Assistant School Manager Place2Be
  • Associate at Stort Psychotherapy.
  • 10 years experience working in an NHS mental health setting. (working in Neurology, Acute and Mental Health Rehabilitation)
  • 5 years as a listening volunteer and leader with the Samaritans.

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy - Essex School of Occupational Therapy.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Fees.

My standard fee for Individual counselling is £55.00 per 50 minute session. I offer a free initial telephone consultation. 

I offer concessions for people on low incomes, key-workers and students. Contact me for further information.

I offer both long and short term therapy.

Availability

I am currently working both online and face to face. Covid measures in place to ensure clients safety.

My availability is flexible please contact me to discuss - 07984225123

Further information

I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, I attend regular supervision. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their good practice Code of Ethics.

5 Bridge Street
Bishop's Stortford
Hertfordshire
CM23 2JU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Amelia Murdoch Counselling MBACP (Accred).

Amelia Murdoch Counselling MBACP (Accred).