Amy Scott

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BA (Hons), PGDip, PGCE, MBACP
Limited availability
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Derby DE22 & DE1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Are you feeling sad, low, anxious or lost? Struggling with depression, anxiety or imposter syndrome? Perhaps you're feeling burnt out, overwhelmed or unfulfilled? 

I work with people who've lost that spark of hope or joy in their life and want some gentle help to get it back. Together, we can find it again.

Seeking support can feel very vulnerable so I'd like to thank you for looking at my profile and reassure you that you're very welcome here. 

My approach

I believe that you deserve an approach to therapy that's truly as unique as you are so I never use 'a one size fits all' approach. Instead, I draw from a wide array of tools, approaches and theories - always working alongside you to find out what's best for you. I can offer you a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space to explore whatever is on your mind. Whether there's a certain event that's brought you to counselling, or things just don't feel 'quite right', counselling can help.

I have a special interest in the use of mindful awareness, the importance of self-compassion in therapy and the use of polyvagal theory to understand how stress and trauma affect our sense of embodied safety. This type of work lends itself well to working with a variety of personal difficulties, in a trauma-informed way.

I work online, which means that I am not bound by geography and can work with clients across the UK. I also offer face to face counselling from my cosy city centre therapy room in Derby.

How does counselling work?

We'll meet online, via Zoom, for a free 20 minute consultation where you can get a feel for how I work and if you'd like to work with me. There's no pressure or obligation.

If we decide to work together, we'll set a regular time slot to meet for 50 minutes each week. You might want to set goals to work towards together or you might really enjoy some non-structured, pressure free space to just be you away from the pressures and roles of everyday life. The wonderful thing about integrative therapy is that it's flexible and tailored to you and your preferences. 

If you'd like to find out more you can also book a free Zoom consultation at a time that suits you by going to www.calendly.com/amymaywellbeing or ring, email or text. 

Although I work with a wide and varied range of clients, I have a special interest in providing support around eco anxiety and climate grief,  those experiencing family issues and difficulties, support for those in caring and teaching roles, activists experiencing (or at risk of experiencing) burnout and people experiencing 'imposter syndrome.' 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified in integrative counselling and psychotherapy to a postgraduate level (level 7) and I also have a background in the study and use of creative and expressive therapies. 

My main professional qualifications and memberships:

  • BA (Hons) Creative and Expressive Therapies - University of Derby
  • PGCE - Institute of Education - London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of East London
  • Registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Membership number: 385526
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - ACTO (Association for counselling and therapy online) approved training.
  • 6 Month Polyvagal Skills and Supervision Group with Deb Dana - PESI (Sep 2022 - Feb 2023)

In addition to this, I undertake continual, year-round professional development, supervision and research in order to keep up to date and informed.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Eco-anxiety and climate grief
  • Activist burnout
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self esteem
  • Compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatisation for those working in caring professions
  • Counselling for singers and performers (I have previously worked as a singer)
  • Anxiety around climate change/world events/war
  • Counselling for carers
  • Counselling for adult children of emotionally immature parents (including the challenges faced when those parents age and require care themselves)
  • Difficult family dynamics
  • Overcoming people-pleasing, learning to attune to your own needs and values
  • Establishing healthy boundaries
  • Co-dependency
  • Inner child work
  • Polyvagal theory
  • Mindfulness
  • Creative Expression

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Fees

£45.00 - £65.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

To book a free 20 minute consultation and view my current availability: https://www.calendly.com/amymaywellbeing

My fee is based on a sliding scale of £45 - £65 per session, based on what feels fair and affordable to you in your personal circumstances. Counselling sessions that begin from 5pm onwards or occur at weekends operate on a sliding scale of £55 -£65.

I know that times are difficult at the moment, so if you are seeking support and unable to pay these fees then please do reach out. I offer a certain amount of concessionary places and may also be able to refer on or advise on how to access lower cost counselling if I'm not personally able to help.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
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Depending on client need and difficulties (and whether fortnightly would be suitable and safe) I occasionally have fortnightly slots as well as weekly slots available.

Further information

Finding the right therapist for you is an incredibly personal process, so if you would like to find out more about me, please feel free to have a look at my website, blogs and social media.

Blog: https://www.amymaywellbeing.com/blog

As an ex-teacher still working in education, I am also passionate about supporting teachers and education staff. For more info please visit my website.

Derby, Derbyshire, DE22

Derby, Derbyshire, DE1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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If you have accessibility needs, please contact me for more information regarding whether 'face to face' sessions my counselling room would be appropriate for your individual needs. If not, I can offer online counselling.

Online platforms

Zoom
Doxy

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