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Amelie Hipolito BSc, MA, PgDip - MBACP & BABCP accredited

Croydon, CR0
07748 104108 07748 104108 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an accredited counsellor and integrative psychotherapist. I am also fully qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR practitioner and PICT (Parks Inner Child Therapy) therapist.

I provide a warm and safe environment to explore with you the reasons that bring you to therapy, in a confidential and respectful manner. I work in a collaborative way to identify potential causes of your difficulties and to develop strategies that can help you live life more fully.

I work with adults and young people.

I also provide specialist and evidence-based psychological treatment for the NHS and adhere to the NICE guidelines, which are professional standards of high quality healthcare from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

My specialist areas are working with depression, low self-esteem/self-image, anxiety disorders and relationship issues. Some of the main anxiety disorders I work with include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, panic attacks/panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety, specific phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

As part of the assessment process, all new clients are offered an initial consultation with no obligation to proceed any further. This will give you the opportunity to experience what it is like to be in a therapeutic relationship with me and it will give you a sense of how I work. It will also allow me to assess some of your needs and discuss how I can support you.

I currently offer appointments in the daytime on Mondays and Fridays.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following qualifications:

Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy
PostGraduate Diploma in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling
Full EMDR training (accredited by EMDR UK & Ireland)

I am an accredited member of the following organisations and abide by their code of ethics:
BACP (membership no. 593192)
BABCP (membership no. 101247)

I am also a registered member of EMDR UK & Ireland and EMDR Europe (membership no. H0238).

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.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Low self-esteem / self-image
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Stress
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Health anxiety
Panic attacks / panic disorder
Agoraphobia
Social anxiety
Fear of ageing / fear of death
Phobias (e.g. dentist phobia, hospital phobia, emetophobia / vomit phobia, flying phobia etc.)
Dermatillomania (skin picking)
Trichotillomania (hair pulling)

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Individual therapy: £80 per 50 min session

Reduced-fee sessions may be available depending on your personal circumstances

Further information

Clinical supervision available

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages French

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

Mondays and Fridays in the daytime

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who are either in training or fully trained.

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Amelie Hipolito  BSc, MA, PgDip - MBACP & BABCP accredited

Amelie Hipolito BSc, MA, PgDip - MBACP & BABCP accredited