(BSc, MSc, Registered MBACP)
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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.
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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£50 per session for either Face to Face, Zoom or Telephone appointments that last for 50 minutes.
Concessions are available, depending on personal circumstances. This will be something we will need to discuss.
When I work
My working days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday Morning. I currently have no availability.
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.