Amy Flaherty

MBACP Counselling PGDip Integrative Counsellor
York, YO31

About me

How I work
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I currently offer face-to-face sessions located in the CVS building near York city centre, or on-line via Zoom.

Sessions last up to 60 minutes and can be short term (6 sessions) or longer term (12+ sessions) dependent on your personal needs.
I offer counselling to those aged 18 years and over. 

I appreciate that it is difficult to speak about things that are hard, and sometimes these things can feel like too much. Working together we may explore those things, but doing so is up to you. I believe you are the expert of you and I will trust that you can be that, but sometimes we need help along the way.
I hope to help you out in what you may be going through. No problem is not too small, when it comes to how it effects your mental health, physical health and wellbeing. When and if you decide to receive Counselling, know that I will offer you respect, be understanding and supportive, and offer a safe therapeutic space where you can focus on you. I believe self-care goes a long way, and sometimes talking to someone who you trust to hold that is important.

My practice draws upon Humanistic approaches including Integrative, Person-Centred, Gestalt, and Existential ways of working. I would question weather these where a way of being. I focus on the person as an individual, giving them human rights to respect, equality and acceptance. This considers you as fully individual, who is unique and has different needs that if not met can cause some upset later.
If you need to talk about what is on your mind, and reflect, feel, explore, and work to towards reducing the stress, anxiety and/or depression, I could offer you this support.

Availability

Face-to-face or online counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • PGDip in Counselling at York St John University
  • BA Hons in Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring at York St John University

CPD / Certificates

  • Safeguarding adults Level 2
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard/DoLs Level 2
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Working creatively with clients

Relevant experience

I am currently a counsellor at York Women's Counselling in York, and employed as a Healthcare Assistant, specialising in the Dementia Care at York Teaching Hospital.
I have had experience counselling at York Addiction services working with alcohol and addiction, and anxiety.  At York Medical Group Practice, I worked with anxiety, depression, bereavement, suicidal thoughts, self harm, family issues/concerns, trouble sleeping.

Additional training

  • Adult Life Support
  • Mental Health Capacity Act Level 2
  • Health Safety and Welfare 
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Infection Prevention and Control

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Online counselling

Mondays:

  • 16:30pm
  • 17:45pm
  • 19:00pm

Further information

I have regular counselling supervision in accordance with BACP requirements. 

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Amy Flaherty

Amy Flaherty