Amy Fokkens

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Dip.Couns. MBACP Therapeutic Counsellor
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9PY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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

There could be a number of reasons why you are looking into counselling. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety or you've been through a loss or a stressful life event, maybe you're simply feeling overwhelmed with a number of things and need someone to talk to who won't judge you and provide you with a listening ear.

I am a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor based in Milton Keynes (Newport Pagnell) and I offer both in-person and online counselling sessions. I am a Person-Centred Therapist however I work in an integrative way which means I have a range of skills and approaches that I can tailor to suit your needs.

My aim is to provide a safe and accepting space where you can process everything you are feeling in your own time and at your own pace. I have experience in working with a range of issues including;

  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks (fear, worry and overwhelm)
  • Depression or Low Mood 
  • Shame and Guilt (letting go of past experience and practicing self-compassion)
  • Relationships (Romantic, Friends, Family - please note I do not offer couples counselling)
  • Stress (Work, relationships, financial etc)
  • Low Self-esteem (lack of confidence, no sense of self)
  • Trauma (past or more recent)
  • Bereavement and loss (death of a loved one, loss of a plan or dream for example)
  • Inner Child (a wounded inner child from your past that may be affecting your life now)

My plan is help you feel accepted, understood and ultimately supported to bring about a positive change in your life. 

Testimonials...

"Working with Amy provided me with a safe space to offload and to work through the issues I had. Just being able to talk openly without the fear of being judged helped massively. Amy helped me to see things from different perspectives and to focus on the things I can control in my life rather than endlessly worrying about the things I cannot. I left the sessions with a clearer mind and felt like a weight had been lifted every time. The changes in myself were subtle but were built upon each session until I felt confident enough to go it alone."

 
“Crown counselling gave me the space I needed to freely discuss my thoughts and feelings, without the fear of being judged or dismissed. Not only did I have that space to reflect on my relationships but I also got to understand and know myself better…and for that I will always be extremely grateful to Amy and the space she created for me.”
 


How I work...

I offer in-person (Newport Pagnell -Milton Keynes) and online counselling sessions in for adults (One to one, 18+).

If you are interested in counselling sessions with me I offer a free short intro call (5-10 mins) where we can have an informal chat about what you are looking for in terms of counselling support.

From there we can get you booked in for an assessment session (50 minutes, fee is £55) where I can get to know you a little better and share how I work and what I can offer you in terms of support. Then if we feel we can work together, we can get you booked in for regular sessions (£55 per session for 50 minutes).

Session times are during the day (school hours 9am - 3pm) and term time only.

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

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

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
  • Member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (SEG Awards)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • OU/BACP - 'How to do Counselling online: A Coronavirus Primer' 
  • Safeguarding Training - Adults 
  • Level 2 - Understanding Autism

Experience

Working full time in Private Practice since 2021 - based in Milton Keynes

Employee Assistance Programme - short term work with a range of clients with diverse needs who have been referred to me via their employer

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

BACP
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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Payment is weekly, due in advance of sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am unable to offer evening or weekend sessions.

iCentre, Howard Way, Interchange Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9PY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

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