Amy Whittle MBACP
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 panic.www.anxietyuk.org.uk
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)
PGC Asperger Syndrome
Therapeutic Play Skills
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
Clinical Supervision Certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and weekends