Amelia Murdoch

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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor MBACP (Accred) adults & couples
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2JU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced  Bishops Stortford based Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working with adults, couples and young adults (16-25). I am psychodynamically trained and a BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited counsellor. 

Mental health struggles affect everyday life, impacting our ability to cope. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, anger or feel tearful it is not always easy to understand why you're struggling. Sometimes is more obvious, relationship breakup, bereavement, domestic abuse or trauma, by talking through these experiences it can help you process their impact on you. 

Seeking advice to overcome your feelings is a big step, it can be helpful to have someone beside you on your journey. I provide a safe, compassionate environment to help you navigate lifes' challenges.

Counselling provides opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings,  helping make sense of feelings and bringing an understanding of why you feel the way you do. Developing an understanding of yourself can bring psychological change, helping you find ways to move forwards.

Psychodynamic counselling can help you gain an understanding of deep rooted feelings and struggles. Sometimes we find ourselves repeating patterns of behaviour and not understanding why, exploring them can help make sense of them. 

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

Couples Therapy:

Couples therapy can be beneficial at any stage of your relationship. Sessions will facilitate discussions to develop a greater understanding of each other, developing more effective communication and healthier ways of relating to one another. It can also be helpful for couples considering separation or divorce, providing an opportunity to explore options and make informed decisions about the future of the relationship.

What next?

Give me a call:  07984225123 or click on the email link and we can arrange a call to discuss how I may be able to help.

My practice is based in Bishops Stortford but is easily accessible from Stansted, Dunmow, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages. I am an approved provider of Counselling services for private health care companies including BUPA, Aviva, Vitality and Health Assured..

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, Qualifications and Experience.

  • Petals - Supporting parents following baby loss. 
  • Advanced Certificate in Couples Therapy
  • Spill -  Counsellor providing online Mental Health Support
  • 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 NHS mental health acute inpatient and rehabilitation settings. 
  • 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£65.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • BUPA

Additional information

Fees.

Individual counselling: £65.00 per 50 minute session. I offer a free initial telephone consultation. 

Couples Therapy: £80 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.

When I work

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I  work both online and in person.

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 Code of Ethics.

5 Bridge Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2JU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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My practice is centrally based in Bishops Stortford with access to local car parks. It is located upstairs on the first floor.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Amelia Murdoch
Amelia Murdoch