Northern Therapy - Amy Lavelle BSc (Hons), P.G.Dip., BACP
I'm Amy, I'm an integrative therapist and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Working integratively I draw on various models and therapeutic approaches to tailor therapy to the needs of the individual, rather than work from one specific model. We are all so unique and I don't believe we are a one size fits all. Some examples of therapies and approaches I may use are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Humanistic therapies.
If this is the first time you have had therapy it can take a little time to get used to the process. I understand how daunting and sometimes scary the first steps can be, that's why I offer a free of charge no obligation initial consultation. During the consultation, we will assess your needs, draw up a treatment plan and give you the chance to get a feel for therapy. You can decide there and then if you would like to continue with the process, or it may benefit you to reflect and have some time to think about it.
We have to have courage to embark on the therapeutic journey, and it is important to have a therapist who you can trust will support and be there with you throughout this journey. The therapeutic relationship plays a crucial part to therapy, as without it, therapy simply cannot work.
Depression and Anxiety
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Perhaps you don't know how you feel but just know something is not right. Maybe you want to be more assertive or embark on a journey of self discovery. Maybe you are having relationship difficulties or struggling to make a big decision.
I often hear people in my practice say "maybe I shouldn't be here. There are others who are more in need of this than me". I don't believe that there are experiences better or worse than others, there are just different experiences. We all experience things differently. Pain is subjective. So whatever you are experiencing that has led you to this page, I encourage you to explore to gain deeper understanding and meaning to your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGDip Psychological therapies
- BSc(Hons) Counselling Psychology
- Suicide awareness
- Zoe Lodrick's Master-class (sexualised trauma, the cyclic nature of trauma and the threat response in human beings)
- Emotional resilience
- The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups
I currently work and have done for three years as an adult therapist within the NHS primary care improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service. I have also worked for Change, Grow, Live (CGL) providing counselling and CBT for those struggling with alcohol addiction.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Sessions will last 50 minutes and are charged at £40 after the free initial consultation. Although you may have as many or as few sessions as you like, recommendations will be made by your therapist during your appointment to ensure you get the most out of your treatment.
Reduced rates are available for students and low income (proof of enrolment or benefits may be required).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please be aware that our venue is situated up 3 flights of stairs, without the use of a lift. It is therefore not appropriate for anyone using a wheelchair or who has physical health issues preventing them from walking safely up a flight of stairs.
Mon1.00PM - 8.00PM Tues 1.00PM - 8.00PM Wed 7.00AM - 12.00PM Thurs 1.00PM - 8.00PM Fri 7.00AM - 5.00PM Sat 9.00AM - 2.00PM
Types of client