Amelie Hipolito BSc, MA, PgDip - MBACP & BABCP accredited
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).
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.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Low self-esteem / self-image
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic attacks / panic disorder
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)
Individual therapy: £80 per 50 min session
Reduced-fee sessions may be available depending on your personal circumstances
Mondays and Fridays in the daytime
Clinical supervision available