Amy Mottram Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor PG Dip BACP
Sometimes lifes difficulties and challenges can feel overwhelming, life unsatisfying, maybe you are struggling with something that is known to you such as a traumatic event/s or your unsure what the root cause of your distress is. Accessing psychotherapy/counselling can help to understand and resolve what it is your facing. I aim to meet you with respect and empathy, valuing your individuality and way of being in the world and I am committed to providing therapy in a safe and non-judgemental space. Trust is also of the upmost importance, you may share very personal thoughts and feelings with me and in doing so can expect your confidentiality will be kept.
I am a practicing Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor based near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, within easy access of Boston, Louth, Horncastle and Skegness and surrounding areas, having experience of working with a wide range of presenting issues through both short and long term work.
I work with individuals to resolve issues with long lasting solutions, promoting life enhancement, offering sessions on an open ended basis or for an agreed number, dependent on what you feel suits you, the issues you face, their complexity and the solutions you seek.
People come into counselling and psychotherapy for a number of reasons; low self esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, loss, abuse, anger, trauma, relational issues, loneliness and isolation.
Not everyone knows what is bothering them and that's ok. Maybe you are struggling to make sense of your experiences or who you are, words like stuck, lonely, anxious or depressed may fill your thoughts. Psychotherapy offers you the opportunity to explore and work through the difficulties you face; to think, feel, reflect, make connections and understand.
Once you have decided to explore the possibility of therapy I offer a short, free initial telephone conversation with no obligations. After this an initial assessment will be made. This time spent together will enable you to meet me, ask any questions and make the decision whether I am someone you would feel comfortable working with. This time will also give me the opportunity to explore with you what brings you to therapy, what your goals and hopes are, and to take a brief personal history so that together we can see if counselling or psychotherapy may be of benefit to you.
What is Integrative Psychotherapy?
Integrative psychotherapy means I work with individuals to enable them to experience life and others in the fullest way for them. This approach enables me to draw on a blend of theories designed around what you may need and to help with the working through of issues. My approach is relational -developmental; I very much believe in the therapist client fit, that it is important I am the right therapist for you.
This also means what may be troubling you now can be seen within the context of your whole life, right back to your earliest relationships and experiences and the meaning they hold for you.
The uniqueness of a therapeutic relationship is another being available for you with no preconceptions of you or agenda, only to be in relationship with you and help guide you in your right direction.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a specialist interest in working to resolve trauma; PTSD, complex trauma and early relational trauma and complex, long standing issues.
I also have particular experience of working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self esteem & confidence, self harm, suicidal ideation, anger, domestic and sexual abuse, childhood trauma, PTSD, confusion, addiction, loss and grief; be that through the loss of a loved one or life transitions. I have also facilitated theraputic group work.
I hold a PG Dip in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire University.
I am currently completing research for my Masters of Science in Integrative Psychotherapy, due to complete in June 2020. This has involved 4 years of in depth study, clinical work and research.
Further training undertaken -
Working with complex trauma, PTSD and dissociation- Kathy Steele
Healing the fragmented selves of trauma survivors- Janina Fisher
Shame obsession and habitual worrying- Richard Erskine
Re-descion therapy training- Ian Stewart
Beyond symptom; an exploration of addiction, dependency and connection - UKCP.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per hour for individuals, £50 for couples, this can be paid via bank transfer or cash. The first session to be paid via cash.
The number of sessions will be unique to each individual dependant on the complexity of the problems you face and the solutions you seek.
I see clients on a weekly basis, on the same day, at the same time. Sometimes more often.
Concessions are offered to students and those referred through charities/support services.
I require at least 24 hours notice of cancellation or the full fee will be payable.
There is free parking available at my private practice, based near the peaceful, historic market town of Spilsby.
I am a member of BACP, UKCP & Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. I abide to all their ethical codes and hold full professional insurance.
I also hold an enhanced up to date DBS, formally known as a CRB check.