Dr Amelia Rana (CPsychol, DCPsych, MSc, BSc, BPS Chartered & HCPC Registered)
3 Grove Road
I am a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist.
I work with individuals, older adults, couples and groups. I am also a clinical supervisor, trainer and university lecturer. I have over 15 years experience of working with a diverse range of people, facing a variety of issues and difficulties.
I believe strongly in the uniqueness of every individual. My belief is that you can resolve any difficulties you may be facing. Counselling gives you a safe and supportive space to work through any feelings or difficulties you may be experiencing. It offers a new perspective from which to gain insight and is an opportunity for you to discover your feelings, recognise your ways of thinking and behaving and help you to become truly empowered.
My therapeutic approach is an integrative relational approach. This means that I focus on providing a compassionate therapeutic space to explore the issues you want to work on. I draw from a variety of approaches (e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), relational, person-centred, transactional analysis, transcultural, gestalt and psychodynamic) depending on our counselling process and your preferences.
As a member of the BPS and the HCPC, I adhere to their code of ethics. All my work is professionally supervised and I hold full professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure on Barring Service Check.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with a range of issues and have worked in various capacities including as an addiction therapist, an advocate, a university student counsellor, to those targeted by crime, in the NHS as a one-to-one therapist for clients presenting with a variety of issues (including stress, anxiety and depression) and in the NHS facilitating groups.
Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology (2013)
MSc Counselling Psychology (2007)
BSc Honours Psychology (2000)
Introduction to Supervision Skills (British Psychological Society)
Enhancing Supervision Skills (British Psychological Society)
Models of Supervision (University of the West of England)
Formulation Based Supervision (University of the West of England)
CBT Informed Supervision (University of the West of England)
Relational Supervision (University of the West of England)
Group Supervision (University of the West of England)
Working with Difference (Centre for Supervision & Team Development)
Core supervision (Centre for Supervision & Team Development)
Advanced supervision (Centre for Supervision & Team Development)
Therapeutic supervision (Centre for Supervision & Team Development)
In addition I have completed various continuing development courses (CPD). I also run CPD training myself and teach at university.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
I charge £90 for individual therapy and couple therapy. I require payment at the start or before every session and this can be in cash or bank transfer.
I do have some limited concession places available. Please let me know if you would struggle to pay this amount.
Our first assessment session is an opportunity for us to see whether we are a good fit and if you feel you can trust me; what you would like to gain from counselling; and whether counselling is appropriate for your circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and weekend availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an integrative relational supervisor.