Gabrielle Amar, BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Working during Covid-19:
During lockdown, I am here to help you via Online and Telephone counselling sessions.
Where I am based:
Normally I work from a clinic in Cookridge (LS16) and a clinic in Leeds City Centre, but I have adapted my service to online in order to respond to the current coronavirus crisis.
My training/How I work:
I graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have since become an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means my practice has been deemed to meet the BACP’s higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist meaning lots of theories make up my therapeutic toolbox - every client is different; I don’t use a ‘one size fits all’ approach, but the single most important factor of therapy is the relationship we strike up. Having a good rapport with your therapist is essential for productive therapy, therefore allowing different theories to inform my work enables me to find the best fit for you.
How counselling can help/What to expect:
People seek counselling for various reasons, whether it be to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth. Being self-aware and having the capability to think and feel emotions with clarity and understanding is what allows us to make the changes to restore balance, purpose and enhance our lives.
Everything we discuss is held in the strictest of confidence as set out by the ethical framework of the BACP. There are absolutely no conditions or expectations placed upon you. Therapy goes at your pace, it is your time, you are in control. It is a unique journey about us working together to understand your world, yourself and discover your own inner resources. Only the decisions you make will empower you.
Call or email me now to set up a first session. We will have an initial telephone conversation, at no cost, to talk about what you want to get out of counselling and go through any questions you have. If you're happy to continue we'll set up a first session to go through an assessment and from then arrange further sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have additional training in:
- Online Counselling
- Sand Tray Therapy
- CBTE for Eating Disorders
- Play Therapy
- Gestalt Skills
- Trauma and the body
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £50 per session. I offer a free, no obligation, initial telephone consultation. This gives you the chance to ask any questions you might have before making an appointment.
Daytime and evening appointments available including 9pm.
COVID-19 Statement - During this difficult time I am available via online video sessions. Social distancing is hard in many ways. I am still here to help.