Amy Poole (MSc, PG Dip CBT (child and adult), PG Cert Supervision CBT-CYP IAPT)
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).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
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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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5pm onwards
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am qualified supervisor for CYP IAPT CBT and have seven years experience supervising within NHS CAMHS.