Amy Fokkens

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MBACP Therapeutic Counsellor - Specialising in Anxiety
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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, I’m a therapeutic counsellor and I specialise in working with people who are struggling with anxiety.

Experiencing anxiety can be really scary, the fear and worry can be consuming and you may feel as though you will never have a sense of peace or calm again. Perhaps you have found yourself avoiding situations that feel overwhelming or always thinking of the worst-case scenario, maybe you are having panic attacks or obsessing over your health or decisions.

Whatever it is that you are struggling with I would love to help you, I myself have experienced severe anxiety in the past and I am passionate about supporting my clients overcome the fear of fear!

I can offer support with;

  • Panic attacks – a physical symptom of anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety – Feeling anxious about most things in your life
  • Avoidance – staying away from things that make you feel more anxious
  • Disassociation – Disconnecting from yourself and the world around you
  • Social Anxiety – People pleasing, boundaries, confidence
  • Health Anxiety – Obsessing over your health or the health of others
  • Phobias – Fear around a specific topic which is affecting your daily life
  • Low self-esteem – due to the impact anxiety is having on your life

I have worked successfully with many people by helping them to find a sense of peace and freedom from constant fear and worry.

My approach is to offer a safe and accepting space where I can offer you support on how to manage your anxiety in the present whilst also providing the opportunity to explore WHY you are feeling the way you are.  

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 you can book in for a free short intro call (5-10mins) with me where we can have a chat and I can find out a little more about you.

Following the call if you would like to explore working with me we can get you booked in for an assessment session (50 minutes, fee is £70). The assessment session provides the opportunity for me to get to know you in a bit more detail and for you to ask any questions so we can decide if we will be a good fit. If so, we can then get you booked in for regular counselling sessions.

Sessions take place once a week for 50 minutes either in-person (Newport Pagnell - Milton Keynes) or online via Zoom. My fee is £70 and is due in advance of each session.

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 - 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

£70.00 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

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Google Meet

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