Amy Lavelle Integrative Psychological Therapist BSc (Hons), P.G.Dip., MBACP

Amy Lavelle Integrative Psychological Therapist BSc (Hons), P.G.Dip., MBACP

Washington
Tyne And Wear
NE38

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About me

Welcome.

I'm Amy, I'm an integrative therapist and registered 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 half priceinitial 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.

Trauma

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.

Something else?

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

Previous experience

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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Therapy room

Fees

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

Washington, NE38

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

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.

Availability

  • MON: 1.00PM - 8.00PM
  • FRI: 7.00AM - 2.00PM
  • Sat : 8.00AM - 3.00PM

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme