Amy Cooper, PgDip, BABCP Accredited Psychotherapy
What therapy do I offer?
I provide individual and couple therapy. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to help you better understand yourself, your situation or a problem you may be experiencing. During therapy, we work together to develop pathways towards a more positive outcome.
I work as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist (CBT) at an NHS psychological therapy service treating people with anxiety disorders and depression.
What can you expect from me?
I am committed to help you reach your aim in therapy. I believe in an equal, respectful and non-judgemental partnership between client and therapist. I provide a trusted, safe and confidential environment during the therapy sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications and experience:
I am an accredited CBT therapist registered with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I am an advanced trainee in a psychotherapy approach called Transactional Analysis (TA). I am member of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA).
Before moving into the psychotherapy and counselling field I worked as an Occupational Therapist, qualifying in 2005. During my career as an Occupational Therapist I gained experience in a variety of mental health and physical health settings. My role was to facilitate life changes, and increase wellbeing and independence by helping people develop the skills to overcome barriers.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee for individual therapy is £42 a session.
My fee for couple therapy is £45 a session.
During our first appointment, I will ask questions to get to know more about you, your problem and what you would like to get from coming to therapy. This will give you and I the opportunity to see if I am the right therapist for you.
After around half an hour, I will check you wish to continue the initial appointment, if so you will be required to pay the full fee. If at this point, you feel that I am not the right therapist for you or I believe there is a more appropriate service for you then no fee is required.