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Amy Whittle MBACP

Burnley, BB10

About me

I am a Burnley based Counsellor and Holistic Therapist 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 meditation and relaxation as well as training in supporting people who 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 panic.www.anxietyuk.org.uk 

On of my main areas of interest is Autistic Spectrum Conditions including Asperger Syndrome. I have over 15 years experience of working with children and adults who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition including Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.


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)
Person Centred Expressive Art Therapies
Post Graduate in Autism &
Asperger Syndrome
Therapeutic Play Skills & Post Graduate training in children & young peoples therapy
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
Clinical Supervision Certificate
Motivational Interviewing
Sleep Practitioner

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

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.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages BSL Level 1

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

I offer appointments via phone or zoom.

Availability

Evenings and weekends

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Amy Whittle MBACP

Amy Whittle MBACP