Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 12th January 2022

About me

Welcome to my page. My name is Amy and I am a Registered MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

I specialise in providing counselling for children and young people aged between 9 - 24 years old. I help young people to gain confidence and believe in themselves by listening and offering an understanding of what is important to them. I offer a confidential service to help young people find their voice and I am here to support them with anything that they may need. I help young people with many different difficulties, which includes low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety, panic attacks, low mood, self-harm and many more.

I also work in a 3rd sector Mental health charity and have done for several years where I specialise in working with young people under 18.

We can work together to help you understand what you are feeling and help find new ways to cope with those feelings. It can sometimes feel overwhelming when asking for some help, but I believe it’s the bravest thing you’ll ever do. When you feel ready to reach out for some support, please do get in touch.

What I offer

A free 30-minute consultation to see if we feel we are able to work together. It's important that you feel comfortable during your sessions, in this initial consultation it will give you a chance to get a feel for what counselling can be like. In this session, you can share the things that you might like to work on or ask me any questions.

This session can either be a face to face session or video/voice call.

After our first consultation, I then offer 50-minute counselling sessions which can either be weekly or fortnightly. This can be on a short-term or long-term bases, we will work together to decide what would be best.

Text counselling can only be offered to 14 year olds and above, with contracting in place. I would also need parental consent for anybody under 16 to use this method of counselling. I would request that we did our initial consultation via the phone or a video call.

How to get started

  • Email, Text, or Call me to arrange your free initial consultation. We will discuss what you might like to get out of counselling or what you might like to work on.
  • In the initial consultation, i aim to find out more about you in order for me to get a better understanding of how i can help you.
  • You are under no obligation to continue into counselling, if it doesn't feel right for you. However, if you are happy to continue we will find a time that best suits you to get started.

What to expect on your first counselling session

During your first counselling session, I will take some more details from you and find out some more information about how I can help you. I understand that trust takes times to build and you may not feel ready to talk about what’s brought you to counselling straight away and that is ok.

We often spend the first session talking about what feels most comfortable for you. If you are under 16, I will go through the counselling contract with you and your parent as this will help your parents to understand what to expect from sessions too.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • BSc (honours) in Psychology and Child Development
  • Post graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • University Certificate in Counselling
  • Edexcel Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

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.

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per session for either Zoom or Telephone appointments that last 50 minutes. I offer a text service, which I allow 60 minutes for.

Concessions are available, depending on personal circumstances. This will be something we will need to discuss.

Availability

My working days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday Morning. I currently have no availability at the moment

Further information

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I agree to work under their ethical framework and I am committed to working in an ethical, moral and respectful way. The professional body requires a high standard of practice. I also have indemnity insurance, monthly supervision and have a clear and enhanced DBS.

4 Victoria Square
Hanley
Stoke On Trent
Staffordshire
ST1 4JH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Amy Lewis

Amy Lewis