Amy Mottram Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor MSc UKCP reg
Welcome to my page, my name is Amy and I am a Psychotherapist, holding a Masters (MSc) degree in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I am committed to offering therapy in a safe, confidential environment with no judgement, working with you to resolve what it is your facing with lasting solutions, promoting life enhancement. I offer 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. Pychotherapy differs from counselling in offering the chance to address deeper, long standing issues, bringing into awareness feelings and assumptions which shape the way you feel about yourself and others, and may cause negative patterns and repetitions in your life.
I understand sometimes life's 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, and that's ok, many individuals don't know. Accessing psychotherapy 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. 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 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.
"Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?" - Mary Oliver
People come into psychotherapy for a number of reasons; low self esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, loss, abuse, anger, trauma, relational issues, addictions 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 psychotherapy may be of benefit to you.
You can contact me initially via email or telephone, please be assured I am the only person who has access to my phone and any messages left on it. If I'm unable to answer your call I will return any messages as soon as possible, on weekdays I aim for within 24 hours. If you would prefer to write to me I regularly check my emails and will respond as soon as possible.
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. Working in this way not only allows for understanding of how past experiences shaped you but also for experiencing in the here and now.
The uniqueness of a therapeutic relationship means I will be 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.
Therapy is a place where you can become the artist and creator of your life. Where storms can pass, break downs can lead to breaking through and wounds can heal.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Msc ( Masters of Science Integrative Psychotherapy) from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire university. This involved 4 years of in-depth study, clinical work and research with all clinical work and research gaining distinctions.
I have a specialist interest in long standing complex issues, anxiety, depression, paranoia and early relational trauma.
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 therapeutic group work.
PG Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire University.
PG Cert in Integrative Psychotherapy from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire university.
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-decision therapy training- Ian Stewart
TA101 (Transactional Analysis) Workshop.
Beyond symptom; an exploration of addiction, dependency and connection - UKCP.
The Healing Power of Nature: A Trauma Informed Approach - Joanne Hanrahan
Working with Boarding School Survivors - Karen Macmillan
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Early relational trauma.
£50 per hour for individual sessions payable via bank transfer, for ongoing appointments or cash. The first session to be paid via cash.
The number of sessions will be unique to each individual dependent on the complexity of the problems you face and the solutions you seek.
I see individuals on a weekly basis. Once we have decided to work together we will agree on a day and time which suits you and this will be set aside for you, this gives a structure, continuity and reliability to the process. Sometimes I see people more often if needed.
Concessions are offered to students and those referred through charities/support services.
I require at least 48 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.
Concessions offered for
I am a full clinical member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), I am also a graduate member of 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.