Amy Peach MSc PGDip FDAP (accredited) BABCP (Provisional) CBT Therapist
Hello, My name is Amy and I am a BABCP accredited psychotherapist specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These are evidence-based approaches, proven to be highly effective in the treatment of a wide range of mental health problems including:
- Low self-esteem
- Excessive worrying
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Specific Phobias
- Trauma adjustment difficulties
If you are feeling stuck in a rut with low motivation, scared to face certain situations due to the anxiety you experience or constantly worrying and beating yourself up, you might benefit from an initial consultation to see what action we could take to help you move through these obstacles. Our approach to therapy is based on the following values:
What kind of problems do I work with?
I work with adults who might be experiencing one or more of the following problems; panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), general anxiety disorder (GAD), specific phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, low self-esteem, addiction related problems, and difficulty processing experiences of abuse. I also work with people experiencing the challenge of managing chronic health issues such as diabetes, chronic pain and IBS.
What is my approach and style?
I offer a collaborative approach where we work as a team to help you achieve your goals. This centres on developing a compassionate and non-judgemental space where you can feel safe to face difficult thoughts, memories and emotions in the service of what matters most - developing a life that has meaning and value to you. CBT and ACT are active models of therapy which means that there will be specific activities to complete in session and between therapy appointments in order to make the most of your treatment and maximise your experience. Evidence suggests that completion of these tasks is highly linked to treatment success so it is important that we work together to create tasks that will be useful to you and take you closer to your goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a senior High Intensity CBT Therapist in an NHS commissioned IAPT, delivering a clinical and supervisor role in primary care. In addition to my post-graduate diploma in psychological therapies (CBT) and masters in Addiction Psychology & Counselling, I have completed the University of Surrey IAPT Supervisors Course and training in working with long-term health conditions. I am fully accredited with the BABCP. This means that I adhere to the professional boundaries, ethics and principles of these organisations and attend regular supervision with a clinical psychologist. My experience in different IAPT NHS services as well as my previous role as an addictions counsellor has enabled me to develop a highly focussed approach which delivers effective results in a brief-therapy environment. I began my therapeutic training in 2009 and prior to this I worked with young people involved in the criminal justice system, helping them to resettle into the community get back into education or employment.
- MSc Addiction Psychology & Counselling
- PGDip Psychological Therapies (CBT)
- University of Surrey High Intensity CBT Supervisor Course
- Canterbury Christ Church University working with Long-term Chronic Health Conditions
- British Psychological Society certificate in Third Wave CBT (CFT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness)
- Advanced Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Courses
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution-Focussed Therapy
- Compassion-Focussed Therapy
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£59 Individual 50 minute appointment between Monday and Friday 09:00-17:00
£69 Individual 50 minute appointment at weekends/evenings
£49 Skype/Telephone 50 minute appointment
I offer flexible appointment times during the day, evenings and weekends