Amy Bambury MBACP Tree of Life Counselling
3 Oswin Road
07780 804 108
Hi there, I am Amy Bambury, I am a qualified Person centred counsellor.
I became a counsellor because I wanted to understand people's behaviours and thought processes.
I believe that positive and negative experiences in life affect how we see the world and how we act. The negative experiences can often have a long lasting impact that is detrimental.
I want to help people be free of the impacts of those negative experiences and the pain caused so they can be true to who they really are outside of that pain and the experiences.
Beginning counselling can be a hard decision and sometimes it feels like admitting defeat or failing. The truth is we all need a helping hand sometimes and that’s ok.
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 abuse and Relationship issues (individuals only).
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.
I am also a Christian Counsellor but if you're not a Christian (and even if you are) religious views do not have to enter the room. Faith or spirituality rarely comes up in sessions but it can be nice to have it in there if you want it. Your own spirituality is important to you and it can be nice to have this entwined with your therapy as its a key part or who you are.
If you would like an initial chat with me, just call or text and we can arrange a free initial consultation, where you can decide if you would like to work with me, because... the relationship you build with your therapist is the most important thing in your therapy.
FREE initial Telephone/email consultation available, please contact to book.
Unfortunately I do not offer couples counselling at this time
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
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
Photos & videos
Initial 30 min telephone consultation Free
First 50 min counselling session half price £20 face to face or £15 telephone
£40 per counselling session thereafter for face to face
£30 per counselling session thereafter over the telephone
£55 for Hoarding sessions (90 minutes)
Payments can be made by cash, Card or bank transfer.
I also offer:
Sometimes we find comfort in possessions, and those possessions can take many forms.
Sometimes we struggle to throw things away because it feels like a part of who we are.
Sometimes we buy things that we don't need but love the thrill of the purchasing experience.
We all have things that have a value, whether that's financially or emotionally, but when this affects our ability to live, to use the rooms in the house or to socialise at home it begins to be a problem.
To start with, we just have a conversation about what you are looking for with regard to helping you with your hoard.
Then, we meet, either at your home or my workspace at the Business Box and we talk some more about what your possessions mean to you.
Then, we agree a plan on how we will work together to help you achieve your goal and subsequent meetings would need to be at your home.
This service, as with all my therapy is confidential.
I am Hoarding UK trained and follow their program of 12 weekly appointments, 12 fortnightly appointments and 3 monthly appointments (where required). All visits are 90 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|