Amelia Murdoch MBACP, Dip Counselling. Bsc (Hons)
There are times in our lives when we all need some support and help, someone who will listen feel safe and is non-judgemental. We don't always understand why we feel like we do, some times there's a more obvious trigger. If you are upset, struggling or facing difficulties it can help to talk, which isn't always easy. Understanding our feelings can help us towards a sense of calm and help feel more control over our lives. I work with a genuineness and sensitivity which may enable you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, developing an increased sense of self-acceptance.
I am a qualified BACP accredited psychodynamically trained counsellor, working with adults and young people.
Psychodynamics links to the work of Sigmund Freud working from the core principle that our behaviour is firmly rooted in the past and our childhood experiences.
I have ten years experience working in an NHS mental health setting as well as five years as a listening volunteer and leader with the Samaritans. I have volunteered as a Place2Be counsellor in a secondary school working with 11-16 year olds. I previously worked as an Assistant School Project Manager for Place2Be a leading children's mental health charity.
I have a level 4 certificate in counselling children, which encompassed modules on children's emotional wellbeing, working with metaphor, making endings and difference and diversity. Considering the impact of early attachments helps inform my work and enables me to be creative and playful working with children.
I believe the counselling relationship is a special one, based on a rapport of trust, empathy and reciprocal respect. Finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with is key, I am happy to book an initial meeting to consider what you may need and how I can help.
There are times when depression, sadness, anxiety, panic, family issues, or abuse can feel over whelming. If you're struggling, contact me: 07984 225 123 and we can talk about how I may be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling skills - Chelmsford Counselling Foundation.
- Diploma in Counselling skills - Chelmsford Counselling Foundation.
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Chelmsford Counselling Foundation.
- BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy - Essex School of Occupational Therapy.
- CPD Working in Secondary schools. (Place2Be)
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children. (Place2Be)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
Face to Face -£50.00 (50 minute session)
I offer concessions for people on low incomes and students. Contact me for further information.
I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, I also have regular supervision. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics for good practice.
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I am taking on new clients, contact me to discuss how I can help - 07984225123
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