Amy Lamb - Reg MBACP and UKCP. Registered Adult Psychotherapist, BSC (Hons)
I understand that taking the first steps towards change is hard and sometimes scary but I hope that my approachability and humour can make this experience a positive one.
I am an integrative, person-centred psychotherapeutic counsellor and Psychotherapist and I offer both short-term counselling and long-term depth psychotherapy. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is the most important part of therapeutic work and within a safe space, I will provide a trusting environment for you to explore whatever it is that you are struggling with.
Before choosing a career as a counsellor, after graduating with my Bsc Hons in Psychology I gained experience within the psychology departments of local prisons before moving into the police for many years. I then made the decision to train as a counsellor/Psychotherapist and that brings me to where I am today. My past career choices do still influence my work today and I have a special interest in trauma work in all different forms, whether that be PTSD, childhood trauma etc.
I have chosen the Sunderland Quaker Meeting House as my place of practice as the building has a lovely serene quality and has on street parking available.
The surrounding area is beautiful and relaxing at Sunderland Quaker House with Roker Park on the doorstep, with easy Metro links and cafes nearby.
If you read through my profile and feel that you want to contact me; you can send me a text, email or leave a voicemail and I will get back to you.
We would arrange a free informal telephone discussion to enable me to find out a little bit about you and enable you to ask any questions you may have. Following this, we would arrange for a face to face assessment session, during this session we could discuss in detail you're goals and expectations in safe and comfortable surroundings. Any subsequent sessions after this cost £45 and last for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of BACP
Certificate of Transactional Analysis 2013
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling - BACP accredited training programme.
Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy at Newman University (via The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling)
Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy at The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling - UKCP accredited training programme
Certificate in Supervision
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer various styles of therapy including but not limited to;
Creative (drawing, painting, stories, metaphor)
Sand tray therapy
I have a special interest in Trauma work and PTSD.
Initial Telephone Mini-Assessment - free
Assessment - £25
Therapy Session - £45 (50 mins) at Sunderland
To contact me, please find my number displayed at the top of my profile or use the 'email me' feature.