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FdA MBACP

About me

Hello, I'm Amy,

I'm an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, and have been working successfully in private practice in Bristol for several years.

I offer a safe, friendly, comfortable and confidential space, in which together, we can explore your thoughts and feelings, the effects these may be having upon your life and to enable you to reach your desired outcome from therapy. 

As an Integrative practitioner, I am qualified in the 3 main approaches to counselling, consisting of person centred, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic. Essentially, this means I am able draw upon all three of these in order to offer you tailor made therapy to best suit your personal and individual needs.

Above all, I hold the therapeutic relationship at the heart of our work together and believe that by creating a safe, non judgemental and trusting space, in which you will feel supported and listened to, you will get the best possible benefits from therapy.

I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you in your journey of growth, awareness, development and change.

Amy

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 5 years experience of working therapeutically with clients, and have been working in the mental health sector for over 8 years. 

My professional experience includes, working with Mind mental health charity, being a psychotherapist in a Cat B/C male prison, working within a domestic abuse charity, and also working for the Nhs for several years.

  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Level 3 Award in Child Counselling
  • CPD Safeguarding Everyone
  • CPD Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • CPD Awareness of Child Abuse
  • CPD Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
  • Certificate in training for Telephone Counselling Skills
  • Mind Training for Self Harm
  • Mind LBGTQ+ Training 

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

£25 - initial consultation that lasts up to 40 mins, either on the phone, or through FaceTime / Zoom, allowing us to meet (virtually) and talk about how we can work together.

£50 per 50 minute session, either face to face or via phone / FaceTime / Zoom.

£270 per block of 6 sessions, to be pre paid,  for those looking for short term, more focussed work.

When I work

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Further information

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP)

I am committed to working safely and ethically and adhere to the ethical guidelines of the BACP.

I am fully insured.

Lyde Green, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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