About me

For almost 10 years I worked in roles helping to safeguard vulnerable children and their families. Several years ago I realised that I wanted to work with people more relationally and collaboratively so began to train as a counsellor. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and describe myself as a humanistic counsellor that leans towards a person-centred approach. This means that I believe, given the right conditions, we are all able to achieve growth.

I have a private practice which is based in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent and I offer face to face, telephone and online support to adults. Previously, I spent three three years working at a local hospice, the Douglas Macmillan Hospice as a volunteer bereavement counsellor. I have experience of working with a wide range of adults and the challenges that they face. I find that the impact of one experience is often intertwined with another and so, I avoid working with labels and instead focus on experiences and emotions as they present themselves.

I believe that the way we 'click' is integral to the success of our work and so I strive to nurture the counsellor/client relationship using warmth and empathy. If you think you would like to find out more, please visit my website or contact me using the information above. From this point, I will arrange a free introductory session where we will discuss the way I work and what you would like to achieve from counselling. If I seem to be the right fit, we will then make a schedule to suit your pace and budget.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and good luck for your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters Degree Counselling Psychology - Keele University

Postgraduate Diploma, Counselling Psychology - Keele University

Graduate Certificate, Counselling Psychology - Keele University

Certificate, Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills - Staffordshire University

​I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (register number 380975) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework. I attend regular supervision and I am fully insured.

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.

Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees & Services

Introductory Session (Zoom/Skype) - 30 minutes - FREE

Telephone Counselling Session - 30 minutes - £40.00

Online Counselling Session (Zoom/Skype) - 50 minutes - £50.00

Face To Face Counselling Session - 50 minutes - £50.00

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 7:00PM

Some limited early morning, weekend and late evening sessions are available on request.

Further information

I have a comfortable, accessible and private office based in Elgin Chambers, Shelton. There is free on-site parking and toilets.

Due to Covid-19, all furnishings and surfaces are cleaned between sessions, the room is aired, a HEPA air filter is used and seating adheres to social distancing guidance.

If you have any special requirements or concerns about your session, please contact me as I will try my best to accommodate them.

Elgin Chambers
24 Cemetery Road
Shelton
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2DL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

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Amy Hulse

Amy Hulse