Amy Rae Lewis PG Dip.Counselling MBACP
Hi, I’m Amy welcome to my profile. I want to let you know a little about me and how I work so you can decide if you feel I am the right counsellor for you.
Choosing a counsellor is an important decision. You may be at a point in your life where you are struggling and feel you need some outside help. It can sometimes feel difficult to open up to family and friends and an outsider, a professional might feel like the right option for you.
How I work
I am a relational integrative counsellor. What this means is that our working relationship is at the core of all our work together. I want you to feel comfortable, relaxed and like you can trust me. Counselling is a confidential safe place. I would never judge you or push you to explore anything your not yet comfortable with.
What to expect in your first session
Our first counselling session we will look at your expectations for counselling. What you are hoping to achieve or change in your life and discuss how we can work on this together.
I will explain confidentiality to you in more detail, discuss cancelations and payments and we will also discuss how many sessions you feel you would like. I will always be honest with you and realistic about the amount of sessions you may have. I don’t want you spending your money just for the sake of it. If you get to the place you want to be, in less sessions than Intended then that is great!
What I offer
I am currently offering face to face counselling for both children aged 11 upwards and adults. I am also able to offer online counselling on request. I have flexible appointments available and will do my very best to accommodate you. I also offer sessions on evenings and weekends.
I will provide Counselling from a private room in a Yoga centre. This in the Newport city centre area. There will be car parking available and I am is close to local train and bus stations. My room is also accessible for anyone with mobility issues. I time my sessions so that you will arrive and leave while a class is in session or already finished to minimise crossover and to protect your confidentiality.
I love being a counsellor and have been practising for 10 years. I’m passionate about what I do and enjoy helping others. I hope that I have answered some of the questions you may have about working with me but if you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
A bit about my experience. I have gained both my Post Graduate Certificate and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. I have been counselling now for 10 years. I have worked with both adults and youths in this time. I have provided adult face to face counselling and online counselling. I have provided counselling for children 11 upwards face to face in a number of schools and also online.
In my time as a counsellor I have worked with a number of issues:
- suicidal thoughts
- self harm
- eating disorders
- low self esteem
- self worth
- family issues
- loss of identity.
I am registered with the BACP and am committed to working within their ethical framework for good practice. I hold my own full professional liability insurance and am DBS (disclosure and baring service) checked.
I am committed to always furthering my experience and knowledge so have attended many further training courses such as:
- DBT training
- Eating Disorders
- Working with challenging behaviour
- ASSIST - Working with suicidal thoughts
- Motivational interviewing
- Working with Self Harm
- Child Protection
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Drug and alcohol dependancy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Prices - £40 per session.
Discounts available on block bookings.
Sessions will last 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible appointments. I am available weekday afternoons, evenings and weekends.
Types of client