Antonietta Amorati (MBACP) Dip. Couns
Hello, my name is Nettie. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years' experience. Having also worked in a pastoral capacity during my 20 years of teaching English as a Foreign Language enabled me to have a head start when I embarked on my counselling career.
I offer a warm, empathic, non-judgemental, accepting and trusting safe space where you can tell me your story and talk about what is bothering or concerning you and together we can explore what you bring into the room.
I find that counselling is a collaboration between the client and the counsellor, and then together we walk along your path and with my support we can create a space for you to start making changes. A trusting therapeutic relationship is seen as the most important factor in allowing change to happen and it’s also because of this that the counsellor-client relationship is such a unique one.
I offer face-to-face counselling and having had training and experience in telephone counselling I am able to offer this as well, and also online. I do 1-2-1 counselling and also facilitate psycho-educational groups for weight management issues. I work in Boughton under Blean, between Canterbury and Faversham, and also in Canterbury.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I'm a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) whose ethical framework for counselling professions I am bound by and adhere to.
My initial counselling training was integrative and in the work that I do, I draw from the humanistic, mostly person-centred; some psychodynamic and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) models.
I mostly work with adults but I’ve also worked with young adults and children. I’ve had specialist training in trauma, sexual abuse and rape, domestic abuse and weight management issues. Some of the issues I work with are trauma; issues arising from sexual abuse and rape and domestic abuse; weight management issues, i.e. obesity and binge eating; low mood and depression; anxiety; panic attacks; stress; low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence; loss; anger related issues; work around your inner child and more.
I've attended different types of CPD workshops and continue to regularly attend them as a refresher and to keep me up-to-date.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic abuse
- Inner child
My rates are between £30 and £40 for a 50-minute counselling session dependent on income. At times there may be lower fee spaces for students, trainees and people with difficult financial circumstances. The fee is agreed during the first consultation when you can call me for an informal chat or email me to set one up and if you decide that you’d like to embark on this journey, I will arrange a 30-minute face-to-face or telephone assessment with you and this will be charged at half the agreed price. Payment will either be cash or by bank transfer and paid on the day or before the session. I will ask you to provide at least 24 hours-notice if you’re unable to attend and if no or less than 24 hours-notice is given, the charge will be 50% of the fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client