Ami Sohi - DPS Counselling, MBACP (Amy)
I am a qualified, BACP registered integrative counsellor. I'm professional, friendly and passionate about helping clients recognise what matters to them and explore who they want to be. My approach is empathic, down-to-earth and non-judgemental.
What can I help with?
If you are feeling sad, experiencing anxiety or finding it difficult to make sense of thoughts and relationships I can provide an opportunity for you to reflect and share what is going on for you in confidence. Together we can explore what may be causing you to feel stuck and work through what is important to you. We can focus on whatever you choose to bring to sessions. I can offer insight and support you so that together we can discover how you really experience life and what you would like for the future.
I offer counselling on a variety of issues including stress, anxiety, shame, depression, work related difficulties, family and relationship problems, loss and bereavement. I have a particular interest in working with family relationships, self-esteem, developing a strong sense of self and life transitions. I work in an integrative and relational way and adapt my counselling style to meet individual needs. The main approaches I use are person-centred, gestalt and psychodynamic.
Therapy sessions last 50 minutes and take place weekly. The arrangement can be open ended, long term or short term depending on what would work best.
If you would like to find out more please email me. We can arrange a session to talk about what has brought you to therapy and what you are hoping to get from the process.
Feeling comfortable with your therapist is an important part of the process. A free initial 20 minute session is offered to give you a chance to see whether we can work together. Amy
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is in supporting vulnerable adults and young people, and managing support services in the voluntary sector. Before starting on my journey to become a therapist I gained over 20 years’ experience working in domestic abuse, sexual exploitation, youth and harm minimisation services.
This gave me an insight into how trauma (both emotional and physical) and related issues, such as low self-esteem, difficult life transitions, grief, identity confusion and family/relationship problems can have a negative impact on mood, self-belief and motivation. And importantly, also how we are able to rebuild, change and shape our situations following even the most painful experiences.
My training includes supporting children and young people (practice experience at OTR, Bristol). I enjoy working with people from all diverse backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and sexual orientations.
- Diploma in Counselling (Level 6), University of the West of England (UWE)
- Essential Elements of Counselling Young People, UWE
- Certificate in Counselling, UWE
- MBACP – I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to its code of ethics. Membership Number – 379761
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Student and young adult issues
- Buiding a strong sense of self - identity loss and confusion
- Cultural identity and racism
I offer a free 20 minute introductory session.
Subsequent sessions are £45 per 50 minutes.
Limited concessions are available for clients on low-income, students and student counsellors. Please contact me to discuss.
I am currently working from Bristol Natural Health Service on Gloucester Road, BS7.