Amie Mcdonald Registered MBACP
I am a qualified trained integrative counsellor offering short or long term individual counselling at White Walls, Farnham Surrey.
How I work is Humanistic, but I can use other theoretical approaches i.e. Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
If you feel that a non judgemental, confidential environment in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings would benefit you then please do contact me. The main focus is so that you can experience having your voice heard with respect and regard, allowing you to discover your true potential, becoming more self reflective, enabling you to start making healthier choices in your life.
It can be reassuring knowing you can explore your thoughts and feelings with someone who will demonstrate acceptance and unconditional positive regard, allowing you to gain a deeper sense of inner peace and calm in your world. What we discuss together will be led by you as I believe you are the expert of your world, I will walk along side you and listen to you with genuineness, empathy, respect, and regard.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
- Drug and Alcohol awareness training
- Motivational Interviewing (Part 1/2)
- Outcome Star Therapy
- Maintaining Behaviour Change (Part 1/2)
- Group work skills
- Disclosure of Rape and Sexual Abuse
- Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse
- Working with Anger
I am a MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), eligible for full BACP accreditation I abide by BACP ethical principles and code of good practice http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/. I receive professional supervision for my work.
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
The initial consultation/assessment session lasts 45 minutes and offers an opportunity for both therapist and client to have the opportunity to meet and for any questions to be addressed.
Individual counselling sessions will last for 50 minutes.
Consultation Fee £15.00
Counselling session £35.00.
My private Practice is open for Evenings appointments, Saturday mornings
Concessions may be applicable for those on a low income, subject to availability. Student discounts are also available. Fees are payable at each session (by cash or cheque).
Emails and phone messages will be replied to as quickly as possible.
Having provided counselling for a variety of clients, I have a wide range of experience. I have worked with are from drug and alcohol addictions, homelessness, young adults, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self harm, people that have been in the care system, low self esteem and confidence issues.
Counselling sessions take place in a warm private office, which is set in a peaceful setting in Farnham. If you would like to book an appointment please contact me either by email or phone, I will be happy to give you more details on directions, or any other information you may like to know.