Amy Brewer. PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy. MBACP (Reg)

Amy Brewer. PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy. MBACP (Reg)

Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO22

07477647174

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Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO22

07477647174

About me

Hi, my name is Amy and I am a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I draw on a wide range of theory to underpin my unique, creative and collaborative framework. I value my clients individuality, view each person within the context of their environment, and use this to guide my practice.

I have worked as a counsellor in a range of different settings, both statutory and voluntary, since 2011. Working as part of a team, and on my own, I have provided face to face, time limited and open ended professional counselling to different client groups. I have worked with children, young people and adults.

I believe that, given the right conditions, it is possible for change to occur and difficulties to be overcome. Therefore, I aim to provide warmth, acceptance and respect at all times. I will endeavour to understand you and may gently challenge you as we work together, in a way which suits you, to achieve your goals for counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include, a BACP Accredited, Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from York St John University, and a level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children.

I have further specialist training in bereavement and loss undertaken through St Catherine's Hospice; The Application of Counselling Skills when Working with Bereavement & Loss.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am currently working towards my BACP Accreditation.

I have taken part in many Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and I am committed to undertaking a minimum of 40 hours CPD each year.

I have recently worked within a Women's Aid charity, providing counselling for women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse, this includes childhood sexual abuse. I have been in private practice since 2014 and have also worked as a volunteer for a local Bereavement Support service. My past experience varies from working within a college setting providing counselling for students aged 16-19, working in primary schools providing counselling for 5-11 year olds, and providing counselling for drug and alcohol dependants within a recovery service.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial consultations are £35, and will last 50 minutes. During which we will discuss your needs and decide whether counselling is right for you, and also whether I am the right counsellor to support you. This is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the process. You are under no obligation to continue counselling with me following this initial consultation.

If you do decide to continue counselling with me all sessions last for 50 minutes and my fees are £35 per session. Cash payments are accepted at the time of the session, or you can pay via bank transfer or PayPal as long as payment is received at least 24 hours prior to the session starting.

Appointments are usually offered on a weekly basis at a regular time to suit you, and can be contracted for a fixed number of sessions, or open ended, depending on your needs. You can end your counselling at any time.

If you need to cancel your appointment I ask that you give a minimum of 24 hours notice. Please be aware cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice, and missed appointments will be charged at the full rate.

Maps & Directions

Whitby, YO22

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I am available most days between 9am and 5pm. However, if I am unable to take your call please leave your details and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults