Amy Whittle MBACP

Amy Whittle MBACP

About me

I am a Burnley based Counsellor and Holistic Therapist covering East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within code of practice. 

I have additional qualifications in meditation and relaxation as well as training in self harm, therapeutic work with children, domestic violence and mental health. I have gained experience through counselling in Sure-Start, Brook and Place2be.

I am an Anxiety UK approved counsellor and work with clients who experience high levels of anxiety and 

My main area of interest is Autistic Spectrum Conditions including Asperger Syndrome. I have over 10 years experience of working with children and adults who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition including Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

I am also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Children and Families

Children also at times difficulties which can benefit from counselling, although it is important to reach the child from a perspective they can understand, often through 'play'.
I offer children a variety of ways of working which can allow the child to explore emotions, problems and experiences.

I am a therapeutic play practitioner and I have worked with children and families for many years. I have a special interest in Autism Spectrum Conditions, Neurological conditions, Selective Mutism and Social Anxiety.

I offer children a way of communicating through Therapeutic Play, Creative Therapy, Relaxation, Sand tray, Drawing and Talking, Role Play, Painting and Drawing, Puppets, Movement,  Creative Visualisation, Therapeutic stories and Sound.

I work with parents, grandparents and siblings as working together as a family can allow individuals to gain the view of others and an understand the child's process.


Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. (Person-Centred)
Creative Counselling
Asperger Syndrome
Therapeutic Play Skills
Creative Therapy
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
Clinical Supervision Certificate
Motivational Interviewing
Sleep Practitioner

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Selective Mutism, Hearing Impairments, Autism, Autism Spectrum Conditions, ASD, Sensory Sensitivity, Asperger Syndrome Relationships, Epilepsy, Stroke, Sleep problems, Children, Families


Fees and Terms

Initial session - £25.00

1 hour - £35.00

1.5 hours - £45.00

2 hours - £55.00

Private Referrals - 1 hour £50

Couples - £40.00 per hour, Initial Session - £35.00

Discount on block bookings of 6 sessions - individuals & couples

Reduced fee for students - £20.00 initial appointment, £25.00 per hour for further sessions. Discounts for block bookings.

Small mileage fee may apply for home visits outside the Burnley area.

Fees can be paid on the day - block bookings to be paid on the first session.

Full payment will be required for missed sessions without a minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

Maps & Directions

Burnley, BB10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Evenings and weekends