Amelia Murdoch MBACP, Dip Counselling. Bsc (Hons)
There are times in our lives when we may feel sad or anxious and need support. 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, helping us feel more of a sense of control over our lives. I have a sensitive and genuine approach. This safe space enables you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, and an increased sense of self-acceptance.
I am an established psychodynamic 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 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.
What happens next?
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
- 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.
- BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy - Essex School of Occupational Therapy.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.