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"It is a Joy to be Hidden, and a Disaster not to be Found" D.W Winnicott.

Welcome to my page, my name is Amy and I am an experienced Psychotherapist, holding a Masters (MSc) degree in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).

At first the above quote may seem to make no sense yet I believe it talks to something innate within all of us, a deep truth. Feeling unknown, unseen, hidden sometimes within plain sight can be both painful and comfortable, a clever strategy at one point in time that was found to be effective at taking care of ourselves. Yet just as the child's game of hide and seek goes on there is an ongoing realisation of the disaster in not being found, in being truly known, both to ourselves and others. This disaster can show itself in many ways, anxiety, depression, psychosomatic symptoms, drug abuse, eating disorders, to name but a few.  Accessing therapy offers a space where you can be seen, heard and known.

I offer a warm, relational presence within a safe, confidential environment with no judgement working with you and what you bring to your sessions to resolve what your facing. I believe our relationships both currently and historically play a core role in our well being. The relationship between you and I is very important, that you feel comfortable working with me, because of this I offer a free, initial telephone call which will last around 15 minutes to enable you to discuss with me what you feel comfortable to and get a sense of me, before an initial meeting is booked. Historical relationships may also be alive within our present day, what may be troubling you now may be connected right back to your earliest relationships and experiences and the meaning they hold for you.

I strive to offer a therapy for your needs,  not believing in a one size fits all I draw from a blend of different theories which allows me to work with a therapy unique to the individual you and your lived experiences. I integrate object relations theories, psychoanalytic self-psychology and aspects of humanistic psychology, along with somatic experiencing, the integrating of body awareness. The mind and body must be connected for full health and connection to both self and others, distressing physical symptoms may be related to trauma held in the body, or repressed, avoided and denied emotions. Working with embodied physiological symptoms, which may be through bringing a gentle awareness to the body, movement, touch can be essential for moving towards health and healing old wounds.

I have a specialist interest in long standing, complex issues, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, paranoia and psychosomatic symptoms. Individuals have also come to me for help with; addictions, abuse, relational issues, trauma, loss, anger, obsessions, panic, low self esteem, eating disorders, identity/making a sense of who they are, loneliness and isolation. I understand you may not know what the route cause of your distress is, and that's ok many individuals don't know, no issue is too big or small, if it is impacting you it is important. Accessing psychotherapy can help understand and resolve what it is your facing.

I am based near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, within easy access of Boston, Louth, Horncastle and Skegness and surrounding areas.

"Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?" - Mary Oliver .

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. UKCP & BACP accredited.

PG Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire University. UKCP & BACP accredited.

PG Cert in Integrative Psychotherapy from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire university. UKCP & BACP accredited.

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 - Deborah Blagden.

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.

I am a member of an International Relational Group Process Group with Richard Erskine.

Affect Confusion, Cumulative Trauma and Attachment Disruptions: Psychotherapy for Borderline Disorders - Richard Erskine.

I am a member of an International Supervision and Process Group with Richard Erskine.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Complex Trauma.

Early relational trauma.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£50 per hour

At the moment I have no availability but please do contact me as I am holding a waiting list.

 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, those who may struggle to access therapy because of financial limitations, 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

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

I offer weekday and evening appointments.

Further information

I am a full clinical member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), 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.

Spilsby
Lincolnshire
PE23

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access is available.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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Amy Mottram Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor MSc UKCP reg

Amy Mottram Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor MSc UKCP reg