Amy Thomas-Owen

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Abergele LL22 & Bangor LL57
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Have you got the point where enough is enough and realise that something needs to change? Is self-doubt derailing your life and stopping you from living up to your full potential?

On ‘paper’, it might look like you’ve already achieved a lot but in spite of this you never feel ‘enough’. Perhaps you hold yourself to incredibly high standards and feel like you need to be ‘perfect’. This might mean you feel like you always have to do ‘more’, which leads to feelings of tiredness and exhaustion and maybe even burnout. You may have even been told that you’re an ‘over thinker’ or identify as that yourself.

Your self-doubt probably means you compare yourself to others which leaves you feeling jealous and disheartened. It might also tell you that you shouldn’t ‘rock the boat’, meaning you often put other people’s needs before your own and have difficulty setting boundaries, leading to stress and overwhelm.

Stop letting self-doubt get in the way of you living up to your fullest potential and living the life you really want.

Although this might feel impossible right now, therapy CAN help you achieve this by:

  • Reframing unhelpful thoughts and beliefs so you can develop a more helpful mindset, that actually encourages and motivates you instead of judging and criticising.
  • Teaching you strategies to manage stress and anxiety so you feel better able to cope.
  • Helping you develop trust in yourself, so that you feel more confident in putting yourself forward and in setting boundaries.
  • Resolving past issues so that you can move forward with purpose and clarity, without being tied to the past.
  • Teaching you self-compassion so that you can feel more comfortable and content in yourself.

I see all too often how self-doubt stops high-achievers, creatives and academics from going further in their education or careers. I see how it leaves them feeling insecure and anxious in their relationships and friendships and how it keeps them up at night constantly going over things they might have said or done.

There is another way.

With the right support, you can learn to be the confident, courageous person you know you really are. You can feel worthy of taking up space and start to believe that you have something of value to offer to the world.

About Me & My Practice

With my background rooted in academia and Fine Art, I know what the pressure is like to maintain certain standards and expectations. I know what it’s like to feel like you’re in constant competition with others (and yourself) and what it’s like to constantly compare yourself to everyone who’s ‘better’ than you.

I can help you overcome these blocks and fears and transform your relationship with yourself through the powerful process of therapy.

I draw from lots of different perspectives and approaches to therapy which allows me to create a ‘holistic’ practice where your whole person and all the different parts of you are acknowledged and supported. I draw from more ‘traditional’ perspectives like CBT, ACT and DBT whilst also taking elements from Creative Counselling, IFS and mindfulness, to name a few.

Previous clients have told me how therapy has helped them to stop blaming and criticising themselves and how they’ve been able to move forward in their careers and improve their relationships so they feel more meaningful and connected. They’ve also told me how they no longer lie awake worrying or feeling anxious which has enabled them start enjoying life more!

I offer therapy sessions over video and telephone and work with clients anywhere in the UK. Sessions last 50 minutes and are typically scheduled weekly or fortnightly. The duration of therapy will depend on your needs and goals; we’ll will work together to determine the best plan for you. While therapy can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years, most clients find that several months is necessary to achieve lasting change.

If you feel like I could support you, get in touch to book an introductory call where we can talk more about what’s bringing you to therapy and assess whether we’d work well together. I’d love to hear from you!

Book a free 30 minute introductory call today or visit my website for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MEd Psychology of Education
  • Level 5 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art

Further Training

  • Relapse Prevention
  • Suicide and Self-Harm Awareness
  • Mindfulness Meditation 
  • Breathwork
  • Introductory BSL
  • Level 1 BSL
  • Level 2 BSL 
  • Level 3 BSL (current)
  • Remote Counselling
  • Harm Reduction
  • Compulsive Hoarding
  • Integrating Creative Arts in Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (skills + interventions)
  • ​Gender Diversity
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Substance Awareness 
  • Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (skills + interventions)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (skills + interventions)

Member organisations

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

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Llangernyw, Abergele, Conwy, LL22

Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


Amy Thomas-Owen
Amy Thomas-Owen