Amy Carpenter BA (Hons). Adv Dip. MBACP.
Why choose Counselling?
The nature of our busy lives often means that we do not take the time to make sense of our thoughts, feelings and actions. This can so often lead to prolonged distress and mental health issues such as Anxiety and Depression. It can be difficult to know where to begin, and the answers are often far from obvious adding to our confusion and distress. Please know that you are not alone, and counselling can help.
Why Choose Me?
There are times when we just don’t know who to turn to, this can lead to inner turmoil and may promote feelings of isolation. I can help you, through the provision of a warm, safe and non-judgemental space where we can work through the issues together.
How Can I Help?
If you are unsure where the roots of your troubles lie, or why unhelpful patterns of behaviour persist, as a psychodynamic counsellor, I can help you to explore possibilities through the counselling relationship. One of the many benefits of doing this will be an increase in self-awareness; indeed we can all benefit from getting to know ourselves better. Rather than to simply reduce thoughts, actions and behaviours to innate factors, ‘its just how we are’, we can explore how past experiences, including trauma, may have influenced your mind-set. We can consider the factors that have helped to shape your unique view of the world, one which ultimately may be working against you. With progression towards these insights, different choices and paths can become available to you, offering a transformative effect.
Maybe you recognise that a recent event or situation has triggered your distress. The opportunity to share your feelings with another in a dedicated and safe space can help you to heal and move forward at the pace appropriate to your needs. This might be bereavement, relationship issues such as separation/divorce, parent/child relationships, work issues such as redundancy or bullying, health issues and many, many more.
How Do I work?
From the comfort of my dedicated counselling office in Ampthill, we can work together to explore any issues or worries you may have. The environment and service I provide is one concerned with acceptance and diversity, and this is embedded within the ethos and operation of my practice. No issue is regarded too large or small, support is offered willingly and without judgement to all.
How To Get In Touch...
Please feel free to contact me via text, phone or email and we can work towards arranging an initial face to face meeting where we can decide together whether to move forward with regular counselling. My preference is to work with Clients on a weekly basis with regular sessions, but I am open to more flexible arrangements under some circumstances and depending upon my availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been meeting with Clients for several years at The Counselling Foundation in Luton and continue to do so alongside my Private Practice. I also receive NHS referrals via the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service who. are in partnership with the Counselling Foundation.
I am Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
- Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling.
- BA (Hons) degree in Business and Human Resource Management (Class 2:1)
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My normal fee is £30 for an initial consultation which is approximately 1 hour duration.
Subsequent Daytime session fee - 50 mins (10am-2pm) £35
Evening Sessions (5pm onward) -50 mins £40
I offer discounted sessions to those who may struggle to access counselling due to financial constraints, please contact me to discuss.
Enhanced DBS check held.
Front of house parking available to Clients.