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(MBACP)

About me

I believe that human beings need connection and that the most important connection is with ourselves. I believe that with courage and commitment, change is possible for anyone.

Choice is the path to change and therapy is a space for you to become aware of the power of your autonomy. The space I offer is safe, confidential and empathetic. I chose an integrative approach in my training, because i feels it fits well with my philosophy that the mind and body are not separate. Alongside talking therapy, I advocate the practice of listening to our body we can also process emotions and clear stagnant energy, this can be done through meditation and breath work, which helps regulate the nervous system and through that, calm the mind.

As a counsellor I do not believe in treating people from a place of labels or illness. External influence can lead us to lose trust in our ability to function and this can lead to feelings that we are ‘broken’ or ‘sick’. I believe it is my job to encourage clients to explore their inner world, past and present, in order to unpick the knots that keep them bound in suffering and move forward to a healthier way of being

Integrative counselling means that I am trained in more than one approach. This allows me to be flexible with what concepts i works with, depending on what my client’s needs are.

With the knowledge that no two people are the same, i can use the different approaches to work with variety, tailoring them to her client’s needs. I work with Person-Centred concepts so that clients can begin to gain an awareness of self through the therapeutic relationship. Psychodynamic concepts allow me to work with clients to help make their unconscious conscious, in order to gain more understanding and control over the choices they make. I can use CBT to help clients become more aware of the link between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

I have experience in working with Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Shame, Guilt, Loss & Life Transitions. I also have an interest in working with the somatic symptoms of these issues.

In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Clinical Assessor for a low cost counselling service in South London & as a NHS Team Leader for Wandsworth Talking Therapies. Call me or send me a message to arrange a booking. I am happy to have a 15min chat to discuss your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Diploma is Therapeutic Counselling - 2020
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Trainings and Workshops

  • 2019- Understanding Personality Disorder
  • 2019- Initial Consultation and Assessing Suitability
  • 2019- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • 2020- Setting Up In Private Practice
  • 2020- Safeguarding Adults
  • 2020- Prevent Covid- 19
  • 2020- Conflict Resolution
  • 2020- Confidentiality
  • 2020- Information Governance Awareness
  • 2020- Completing Initial Assessments
  • 2021- Mental Health and the Body
  • 2021- ongoing -EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Diploma

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

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

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Type of session

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Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Amy Sharpe

Amy Sharpe