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Dip.Couns. MBACP Therapeutic Counsellor

About me

Hi I'm Amy,  thank you for taking a minute to check out my profile. 

It's likely that you're reading this because you're feeling a bit lost and each day is a struggle.

You may have that voice in your mind that tells you you're not good enough or you find you always beat yourself up when you make a mistake. You might find it hard to meet your own needs or even say no when you don't want to do something, but for some reason, you find yourself keeping everyone else happy. 

If you could wave a magic wand you would feel more confident, you would find it easier to practise self care and boundaries, have a clearer sense of who you are and appreciate your worth. 

If any of this sounds familiar I would love to work with you!

I specialise in helping people who are struggling with low self-esteem or who simply want to work on the relationship they have with themselves and help them understand WHY they feel the way they do.  

I offer a space where you will feel accepted, understood and ultimately supported to bring about a positive change in your life. 

I work both online and in-person from my counselling room based in a beautiful Victorian building in a calm and quiet location in Newport Pagnell. 

How I work...

I work one to one (Adults 18+) and have particular interest and experience in working those who struggle with;

  • Low Confidence
  • Boundaries in Relationships
  • Social Anxiety
  • Critical Inner Voice
  • Self-care
  • Lack of identity
  • Putting themselves first

If you are interested in booking in for sessions I ask you to complete a referral form which provides me with some information about yourself and an overview of why you are looking for counselling at this time. 

If I feel that we may be able to work together you will be invited to an initial consultation session (50 minutes and a fee of £50) where we will have the opportunity to chat and get to know one another and where I can find out in a little more detail what issues you have been struggling with as well as explain more about how I work.

If we decide to work together moving forward we will then meet for a 50 minute weekly session either in-person (Newport Pagnell- Milton Keynes) or online via Zoom. I work open ended with opportunities to review every 6 sessions so we can discuss your progress and work in a way that is best for you!

My session times are during the day (school hours) and term time only.

I am fully insured and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or check out my website - I look forward to connecting with you!

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (SEG Awards)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • Safeguarding Training - Adults 
  • Level 2 - Understanding Autism


Volunteer Counsellor at Mind - Working with clients who presented with a range of Mental health difficulties and issues including; depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues and low self esteem. 

Volunteer Counsellor - MKAct - Refuge for women who have survived Domestic Abuse. - Working with the women to help process the loss and trauma they had experienced and offering support as they began to re-build their lives. 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

Payment is weekly, due in advance of sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer sessions during the day in school hours and term time only. 

Sessions are weekly.  

Lovat Bank, 37 Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0EJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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