Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling MBACP
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Hello, I'm Amy. I am a qualified, experienced Counsellor who can offer a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space to listen to you ( Age 16+). This can be face to face or through online counselling via Zoom.
I started my training in 2007, and have 14 years experience counselling young people and adults about a variety of emotions and life events, with 11 of those as a qualified Counsellor. I have worked within a GP Practice, a counselling charity and for 7 years as a Counsellor within an NHS Health and Wellbeing service for young people. The majority of my counselling work has been in the areas of depression, anxiety, anger, bereavement and self-esteem. (Please see below profile for more information on the different emotions/life events I can offer counselling for).
I work within a Person-Centred approach, tailored for you. This means that I will see you as an equal, accept you as who you are and listen without judgement. With you, I will gain an understanding of your world and together we will explore how you are feeling. Alongside talking, this can be done in different ways such as timelines and pictures or if you wanted to share, for example, song lyrics or a book that means something to you.
The approach I offer can help you to feel heard and allows you to express your emotions. This in turn can increase your self awareness and together we can explore strategies to support you in your life.
I offer a free phone consultation if you would like more information or have any questions about counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (2010)
- Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (2007)
- BSc Health and Sports Studies (2004)
- How to do counselling online: a coronavirus
- Primer (The Open University and the BACP)
- NHS SIPP Suicide Intervention and Prevention Programme
- Young people’s Mental Health First Aid
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme (Disclosure Scotland)
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Fees are by Bank Transfer
Concession for Students £40
When I work