Amy Sharpe (MBACP)
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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with