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MBACP Accredited psychotherapist / counsellor

About me

Hi my name is Amy,

I am a BACP Accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist/counsellor.

I work in the South Woodham Ferrers area, where I have had my private practice for over 7 years.

My room offers a safe, confidential and tranquil setting, where I can offer work to Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples.

I can offer sand and art play for younger children.

I have experience in,

Abuse, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, relationship difficulties.
In addition I have specialized experience in mental health, abuse, addictions and anger management as well as offering a children and young peoples counselling service.

I offer both long term and short term counselling in a professional, warm, approachable and safe environment. I pride myself on being adaptable, understanding, honest, and someone who respects and maintains confidentiality. As a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy I am bound by BACP code of ethics for good practice and I am fully insured.

Are you feeling anxious, Depressed or having relationship difficulties?

Sometimes the thought of contacting a counsellor, can bring about fears and anxieties.

You might not understand the way you are feeling, or you may have a clear idea but struggling with repeating patterns and behaviours.

My role is to provide a confidential, safe and secure space to help you explore these difficulties.

I can help with:

  • abuse
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • bullying
  • child related issues
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • identity problems
  • relationships
  • self-harm
  • stress

Please contact for more details

Training, qualifications & experience

02/2008 – NOCN - Learning to Listen

06/2008 – NOCN – Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills

10/2008 – CACHE Level 2 – Certificate for Teaching Assistants

07/2009 – Anglia Ruskin University – University Certificate – Counselling Skills (child and adolescent)

07/2010 – Anglia Ruskin University – Diploma in Counselling children and adolescents

2009-2011 – Homestart – Mental health awareness and working with families

03/2011 – British Red Cross – First Aid for baby and child

10/2010 – 12/2011 – Anglia Ruskin University – Diploma HE in Counselling children and adolescents

11/2019 - Introduction to Couples Counselling

06/2020 - counselling tutor - certified online and telephone counsellor

2021 - NVR training

I am an experienced Psychodynamic counsellor having worked therapeutically with children for over 10 years.
I have worked for the Children and Adolescents Mental Health team within the NHS, at a tier 2 level.

I have also had experience working for a mental health charity for 2 years, providing counselling to families.

I also have experience in offering training to pupils in school, offering awareness to Self Harm.
I have my own private practice where I have been offering offering, psychodynamic counselling to Adults, Children and Adolescents for the past 7 years.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

I offer psychodynamic, open ended non directive therapy.

Individual - £45
Couples - £50
Student counsellors - £40

When I work

Mon-thurs 5pm-9pm

9 Reeves Way, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5XF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
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