Amy Whittle

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Burnley, BB10
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About me

I’m a Burnley based counsellor covering East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I follow their code of ethics.

I have additional qualifications in mindfulness, meditation and relaxation as well as training in supporting people who self harm, therapeutic work with children, domestic violence and mental health.

One of my main areas of interest is Autism/Autistic Spectrum Conditions and PDA. I have over 20 years experience of working with autistic children and adults and their families. 


Children and Families
Children also at times have difficulties and 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 offer children a way of communicating through therapeutic play, creative practices, relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, sand-tray, drawing and talking, role play, painting,  puppets, movement,  therapeutic stories and sound. 

I work with parents, grandparents, siblings and carers 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

  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.( Person-Centred)
  • Post Grad training Autism Studies
  • Person Centred Expressive Art Therapies
  • Therapeutic Play Skills & Post Graduate training in children & young peoples therapy
  • CPCAB Level 4 (IMC) Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion 
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training
  • Compassionate Mindful Resilience (CMR trained teacher) 
  • CPCAB Level 5 Counselling Children and Young People Advanced Specialist Training
  • CPCAB endorsed training in Creative Counselling
  • Post Grad training in Bereavement & Loss, Compassion Focussed Therapy & Trauma Informed Mindfulness
  • Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision Certificate
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cruse Bereavement Course
  • Sleep Practitioner 
  • Arts for health 

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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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Neurodiversity, Social Anxiety, Disability, Selective Mutism, Hearing Impairments, Autism, Autism Spectrum Conditions, ASD, Sensory Sensitivity, Asperger Syndrome, Epilepsy, Stroke, Neurological Conditions

Social Skills, Relationships, Bullying, Sleep difficulties.
Children and Young people, Families, Bereavement, Stress, Carers

Fees

£35.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Fees and Terms
Free 30 min initial phone consultation 
1 hour - £45
Private Referrals - 1 hour £70
Couples - £55 per hour 
Discount on block bookings of 6 sessions - individuals & couples

Concessions available -  £35.00 per hour. Discounts for block bookings.

Mileage fee may apply for home visits

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.




When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

General hours are Monday-Friday 9-5pm

For evening and weekends please email for availability 

Zoom/Teams/Phone appointments available 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I offer appointments via phone or zoom.

Additional languages

BSL Level 1

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Microsoft Teams
Amy Whittle
Amy Whittle