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Amy Poole (MSc, PG Dip CBT (child and adult), PG Cert Supervision CBT-CYP IAPT)

Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, ST6 1JQ
(+44) 7951 024831 (+44) 7951 024831 Registered / Accredited

About me

Some things you may find useful to know about me, while considering me as your therapist.

I am a fully qualified, experienced psychological therapist and supervisor for children and adolescents (CYP) and adults.

I am here to support you in a safe and confidential environment. I can work with a variety of difficulties with compassion, focus and any life goals you may be struggling to achieve.

I have 16 years experience working both within the NHS and in private practice; fully qualified to work therapeutically with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked using both person-centred and cognitive-behavioural approaches and which one I choose to work with will depend on the difficulties you are having. Different approaches work better with particular problems; I can explain more about this when we talk together.

The beginning of your therapy.

The first session or two will involve you helping me to understand your story and what brought you to therapy. This will help us to make sense of, not only how you got to the point you are at now, but also what your goals for therapy will be. This process will ensure that I am offering you what you need from the therapeutic process.

The various difficulties I can help you to overcome.

Some of the more frequent difficulties I have worked over the years are:-

The Family of Anxieties - Social anxiety, OCD, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety (Hypochondriasis), Habit Disorders (including hair pulling and tics).

I can work with trauma, PTSD, victims of abuse (historical or recent, sexual, physical and emotional) and bullying (adults and young people).

I also work with individuals experiencing loss and bereavement, work stress and change of life adjustment issues. I can also help you to achieve goals like positive habit changes, i.e smoking cessation and weight loss, as I am a fully qualified personal trainer and nutritionist.

Depression and mood swings can also be supported to help people feel more in control of their life again.

A healthy mind is supported by helpful, positive life choices and vice versa; I can help you become more of the person you want to be, or indeed the person you used to be before difficult times got in the way for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified in 3 different modalities - Person-centred counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy.

I am also a qualified supervisor with a post-graduate certificate in Supervision.

  • 2.1 Joint Honours in Applied Social Studies and Sociology - 1998
  • Certificate in Counselling - 2001
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling - 2003
  • MSc in Counselling Psychology - 2006
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - 2012
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - 2015
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in CBT Supervision 2016
  • I am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and a fully qualified CBT supervisor(CYP-IAPT).

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.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a fully accredited Positive Parenting Practitioner (Triple P) and can offer a comprehensive program for managing unwanted behaviour in children and teenagers, while encouraging positive development and social/emotional intelligence in your loved ones.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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We can negotiate discounts for block booking if you prefer this method of payment.

Fee per session - £50

We can explore which modality is right for you when we first meet. I will thoroughly explain the difference between these two modalities, so you can make an informed choice.

Therapy is the most beneficial when you engage regularly in the process, so sometimes paying for blocks of treatment can help maintain consistent attendance, which will help you reap its rewards in the end.

Please see my Supervision profile for fees for that service.

Room 14
Burslem Enterprise Centre
Moorland Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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 user access Unspecified


Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5pm onwards

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I am qualified supervisor for CYP IAPT CBT and have seven years experience supervising within NHS CAMHS.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Amy Poole (MSc, PG Dip CBT (child and adult), PG Cert Supervision  CBT-CYP IAPT)

Amy Poole (MSc, PG Dip CBT (child and adult), PG Cert Supervision CBT-CYP IAPT)