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 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
Accredited Register Scheme
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