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About me

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.

If you are suffering with anxiety, depression, grief, anger or feel tearful, it impacts your daily life.

Mental Health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has a huge impact on how you act, feel and react, as well as impacting the life choices you make.

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. Once we identify these patterns we can make informed choices.  Working together I can help you develop a deeper understanding of your thoughts and feelings and explore how you can move forward and develop greater self awareness.

Life can provide challenges, making us feel anxious, overwhelmed, and struggling to cope. By exploring how you function and facing fears, you can develop a greater understanding of your inner thoughts and how they affect your ability to face and overcome challenges. 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

  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Face to Face £50.00 (50 minute session)

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

I offer both long and short term therapy.

Concessions offered for

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

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
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am currently working online to ensure clients safety.

I am taking on new clients, contact me to discuss how I can help - 07984225123

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Amelia Murdoch MBACP, (Accred) Dip Counselling.

Amelia Murdoch MBACP, (Accred) Dip Counselling.