Amy Armitage - Safe Space Counselling
Sometimes, our efforts to put others' needs before our own can backfire, leaving us feeling undervalued and taken advantage of. Bullying, divorce, critical parents and abusive relationships can have devastating effects. If left unchecked, they can lead to a decline in self-worth and confidence, effecting our potential and quality of life. Trying to re-establish yourself after years of not feeling like the 'real you' is not easy to do on your own. If you’re feeling out of touch with who you really are, I'm here to help.
I work with clients to develop a more concrete self-concept with a focus on building self-acceptance and restoring core values. I will listen to your story, ask questions and try to understand what life means to you. With your consent, we may explore creative, mindful and compassionate exercises to aid your process.
I know reaching out for help can be a daunting experience. We all have imperfections, insecurities, quirks and vulnerabilities, I welcome and invite them all. To help you decide if we’re a good fit, I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation so you can ask questions and give me brief details of your situation. I work in person and online.
"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together" - Brene Brown
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy (current)
- Level 4 Professional Diploma (Therapeutic Counselling)
- Level 3 Certificate (Counselling Skills)
- Level 2 Certificate (Counselling Concepts)
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Person Centred Counselling
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Expressive Therapies
- Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions start from £40 for 50 minutes (£30 for students). Longer sessions are available on request.
Payment is preferred by bank transfer, 48 hours before the session to secure the appointment.
I have availability Monday to Friday including evenings.