Antonietta Amorati (MBACP) Dip. Couns
Hello, my name is Nettie. I am a qualified psycho-therapeutic counsellor with a number of years experience. Do you feel that past events are affecting how you cope with life today? Do you struggle with low mood, depression or anxiety and at times it can feel so overwhelming that you find it's too much? I offer a warm, empathic, non-judgemental, accepting and trusting safe space where you can tell me your story and we can explore what is bothering or concerning you.
Together we can find ways to relieve the pain and discomfort and rediscover your resilience and inner strength. If you're reading this and it rings a bell, get in touch: I offer face-to-face counselling in Boughton under Blean, between Canterbury and Faversham, and in Canterbury. At the moment during the Covid-19 outbreak, this isn't possible so I'm offering the option of telephone or online counselling.
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, generalised anxiety disorder; panic attacks; stress; low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence; loss; anger related issues; work around your inner child and more.
I have a DBS Enhanced Certificate that is regularly renewed and I also hold personal indemnity insurance and public liability insurance.
I've attended different types of CPD workshops and continue to regularly attend them as a refresher and to keep me up-to-date.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Issues around obesity
- Inner child
My rates are £40 for a 50-minute counselling session. However, during the Covid-19 outbreak, I am offering a reduced rate for low income groups and key workers. 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 you want counselling, I will arrange a 30-minute face-to-face or telephone assessment with you and this will be charged at half the 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.
Concessions offered for
During these difficult times in which some of us have to self-isolate and most of us have to distance ourselves from people and our loved ones, it is very important that we keep connected to family, friends, neighbours and others. Technology is playing a huge part in this and more and more of us are being asked to work from home if the type of work we do permits it. This enables us to carry on communicating with people via telephone, online, through social media, etc. because it is so important to continue connecting to others who are close to us, which could also include our therapist and we can do this using the technology we have available to us.
These are stressful and anxiety provoking times for various reasons, and because this isolation goes against human nature as we are social creatures and we grow and develop when we are with other people, it can be a real struggle to cope. However, this isn't going to last forever, so if you feel that you don't have anyone to to turn to, remember that there are people around you that you care about, who care about you or maybe it's your neighbour, and of course there are also people out there, like myself, a therapist, who you can reach out to if you need to. During the Covid-19 outbreak I am offering telephone and online counselling at a reduced rate so if you're worried, feeling low or anxious and this is getting too much, do get in touch.
Take care of yourself and please stay safe.