Amy Needham MBACP
Therapies @ About Backs & Bones
506 Duffield Road
Caritas Natural Health Clinic
24A Chilwell Road
I am an experienced qualified practitioner offering counselling in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, stress, phobias and bereavement are just a few issues which can affect our mental health and most people will experience these feelings at some point during their lives.
It is times like this when we are experience distressing, sometimes tragic events, which seem to have no end or solution in sight, that we need support. Counselling is a process by which you are helped in a confidential and supportive setting, to gain more insight into yourself, your situation and your relationships with others.
I don't believe people should feel they have to be silent when it comes to dealing with their feelings and emotions. People often feel scared to share what they are thinking and may need a bit of encouragement to explore their emotions further. An independent, listening ear is often missing in most people's lives and this is where counselling therapy can be very beneficial.
I decided to become a counsellor because I have always had a keen interest to be there for people. Society and people's past experiences can strongly influence the way people believe they "should" and "shouldn't" be which can sometimes make us forget who we actually want to be and who we are.
I am a warm, friendly and approachable person. I have built many previous professional counselling relationships, helping people of all ages, work through problems they are facing in their lives.
I offer Person Centred Counselling integrated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on a one to one basis.
Person Centred Therapy will allow you to approach and explore any difficulties you may be experiencing in your life at your own pace. It is very important to feel comfortable and safe with the counsellor you choose so trust can be built and a professional counselling relationship formed. As a Person Centred Therapist I will provide a non-judgmental, confidential and safe setting in which to work together so you are able to talk openly and resolve any issues you may have.
If appropriate to you, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) may be introduced to your counselling sessions. This can help you manage your problems in a more positive way by changing the way you think and behave. It encourages you to examine how your actions can affect how you think and feel.
I work within professional premises where you will always be made to feel welcome and comfortable.
Making the decision to contact a counsellor is sometimes the most difficult part of the self-healing process but once you begin to talk about your feelings and emotions you will realise how beneficial and, sometimes life changing, counselling can be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor integrated with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
I studied at West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield for 4 years and hold the following qualifications:-
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I worked on a voluntary basis with ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors, Newark) and have experience working with people who have suffered physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, feelings of low self esteem/self worth, depression, anxiety, shame and trauma. I volunteered with ISAS for 4 years.
As well as practising privately, I work as a sub contract therapist for SV2 in Derby supporting survivors of rape, sexual violence and sexual abuse.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work to their ethical framework.
I am fully insured for public and professional liability.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
My fees are £40 per session. Each session is 1 hour
I offer concessions for students and those on a low income or in receipt of benefits.
Please contact me for more information.
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available Monday to Friday. Daytime appointments also available at the weekend where required.