Amy Bambury MBACP Tree of Life Counselling
Hi there and welcome, my name is Amy. I am a kind, understanding and accepting counsellor ready to truly hear your concerns and hold what you say, with no judgement.
I work with all kinds of issues and specialise in Historical Trauma, Relationships, Anxiety and Depression.
Counselling is about being able to have real conversations, with real people, about real issues. It's about forming a deep trusting relationship where you feel safe to talk about those things that are closest to your heart
Tired of recurring issues in your life/relationships ?
Exhausted by fighting anxiety?
Haunted by your past?
Fed up with depression resurfacing?... we can work together.
My strategy is to get to the root cause, so that you can finally be free of the baggage you carry, while also giving you techniques to apply on the surface.
I believe that positive and negative experiences in life past & present, affect how we see the world and how we act. The negative experiences can often have a long lasting impact that can have, especially if they are from the past.
I offer a safe environment, for you to talk.
I will not judge you.
I will believe everything you tell me.
I work with many issues but specialise in:
Anxiety, Historical trauma and Relationship issues.
I often carry out Inner Child work with my clients to help them access trapped emotions from the past. This is done either in sessions or as work for you to do between sessions and tends to be very profound work, helping you connect with unspoken parts of you.
Faith & Spirituality
I am a practising Christian and believe in deep spiritual connections, whether that is with God or an energy you believe you are connected with. If you are spiritual in any way it can help having that entwined with your therapy if you wanted that.
If you are not spiritual, (and even if you are) this element does not come into the therapy unless you want it to.
If you would like an initial chat with me, just call or text and we can arrange a 20 minute free initial consultation, where you can decide if you would like to work with me, because... the relationship you build with your therapist is critical to effective therapy.
FREE initial Telephone/email consultation available, please contact to book.
A quick word on my specialisms:
Anxiety can feel like it's 'who you are' or 'who you have become'. I don't believe this is the case. I believe you are separate and that you can detach yourself from that anxious state and find freedom to live your life.
When you have anxiety it restricts the things you do, and the more it restricts you, the less you can do, until you get to the stage where your comfort zone is so small you barely do anything anymore without facing a very traumatic time.
When you have anxiety, you lose your confidence, in fact, you lose you.
Medication can help with the palpitations and the low mood or depression that comes as a result of the loss of control, but your mind is a far more powerful tool in the fight against anxiety.
There's a reason your anxiety came. My job is to look at why it came and what's behind it. Then we can work together to find a way to separate the anxiety from you so you can to live your life how you once did or you once dreamt of.
It is possible.
Carrying trauma around for years is terribly draining and tormenting and frankly not fair on you. It never goes away, just keeps haunting you and I want you to be free of it and I believe that is possible.
If you are using alcohol, drugs, work, food or anything to distract yourself from those haunting memories then I want to help you take control of that beast that torments you and claim your life back. Addictions are usually there because of something you are missing. My aim is to find the root cause to help you find out what that is and to find healing for it.
Relationships with those we love can be hard if not seemingly impossible. Communication can be difficult, expectations of those and of ourselves can become a big pressure along with the desire to please or conform.
Relationship issues arise with partners, siblings, parents, friends and colleagues/peers.
Talking about these issues can help to gain perspective and clarity, helping you find a way to experience better and more fulfilled relationships with others and yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Person Centred Counselling
First Step Volunteer counsellor for male survivors of sexual abuse
Space4u- Volunteer Counsellor for 16-19 year olds
Leicester Aids Support Service (LASS) Volunteer counsellor
- Couples Counselling
- Rewind Technique for PTSD
- Hoarding UK trained
- Guilt & Shame
- Sleep Deprivation
- Discovering the Inner Child
- Treating Intrusive thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
- Domestic Violence Abuse- Awareness & Safety
- Working with Victims of Sexual Abuse
- Working with Trauma
- Suicide awareness
- Anxiety & Panic- FEAR model
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
Initial 20 min telephone consultation Free
Face to Face: First session/assessment (50 minutes) reduced price £40
£50 per counselling session thereafter -for face to face/Skype/FaceTime
Telephone Counselling: First session/assessment (50 minutes) £30
£45 per counselling session thereafter over the telephone
Payments can be made by cash, Card or bank transfer.
First session £45
Subsequent sessions £55