Mandy Atkinson

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UKCP accredited Psychotherapist, Supervisor & Trainer
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South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13
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About me

I believe that everyone has the ability through their own inner resources to resolve their own issues and problems they face. I see my role as one who helps you to get in touch with those resources within yourself through the work we do together. 

I am an experienced UKCP accredited Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapist. I am also a BACP accredited counsellor. I am passionate about the work that I do. Through my practice, I enjoy working with a wide range of people from various backgrounds and of all ages.

How can I help you?
Psychotherapy with me offer the time and space for you to talk and the opportunity to be listened to by someone who really hears what you have to say. A safe and holding space where you can be yourself and explore the thoughts, feelings and emotions that you are experiencing. Gaining a greater understanding and deeper self-awareness can often be the first step towards making positive change. In this way, therapy with me aims to help you find your own way forward and allow you to be your authentic self.

Individual Therapy I enjoy working with clients for both short term and longer-term therapy. Individual one-to one therapy sessions take place weekly and sessions are for 50 minutes. Sessions can take place face -to face or online. To make a start, you come for an assessment session where we can meet and see whether we want to work together. I will do some initial assessment and see if I can help you and you can see how you feel about working with me. After this, weekly sessions would commence.

I offer couples counselling for heterosexual and same-sex couples. Couples therapy sessions are usually for 75 minutes. The frequency of couples sessions will vary based on my clinical assessment of what you require.  I offer family therapy sessions and these are for 90 minutes. Sometimes, based on my clinical assessment, I may see family members individually or in pairs.
Whatever type of therapy you come for, at the beginning we will discuss your expectations of coming for therapy and what might be possible and include agreeing goals for you.

I am also a qualified Registered General Nurse (R.G.N.) and postgraduate level teacher and trainer.

My practice builds on over 30 years of experience of working with people in health, mental health and educational fields.

Getting in touch
If you have any questions about counselling or psychotherapy with me, then I would like to welcome you to get in touch today. You can call or text me on 07956 877968 or you can click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training: I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and supervisor and a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) specialising in psychotherapy. I am also an accredited Member of the BACP. I have undertaken advanced clinical training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. I am endorsed as a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA) specialising in TA psychotherapy and I hold a Diploma in Relationship Based Supervision of Individuals and Groups.

Experience: I have been involved in providing pastoral care and psychological support for University students since 2004 and I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and have many years experience in clinical practice. I have always worked both face to face and in an online capacity. My experience includes working with a wide variety of issues in NHS, non profit organisations, hospital, clinic, hospice and private practice settings. I work with a diverse range of issues including anxiety, OCD, phobias, depression, eating disorders such as binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, obesity. eating, weight and shape weight related issues, relationships, abortion, miscarriage, infertility, abuse, sexual abuse, dissociation, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD), self esteem, self confidence, obsessive compulsive behaviour, personality disorders, bereavement and loss, cancer, insomnia and anger management.  I have experience of working with ADHD, dyspraxia, asperger's syndrome and autism in children and adults and with visual impairment with adults.  

I would describe myself as a integrative psychotherapist with an interest in relational psychotherapy. 

I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups from my private practice based In South Walsham near Norwich in Norfolk  and in an online capacity using Zoom as a video conferencing medium.

I provide specialist long term psychotherapy, training and supervision of eating disorders, obesity and eating and weight and body related issues and have extensive experience over the last decade in this area working for example with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, body image and obesity.

I have also provided counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples including end of life therapy.

In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I have an established supervision practice and enjoy providing clinical supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists from different therapeutic modalities and wider helping professions on an individual and group basis.  I provide supervision both face to face and in an online capacity via Zoom video conferencing. I am a qualified experienced teacher and online educator and teach and examine counselling and psychotherapy at several colleges in the UK. I also develop bespoke training for organisations on aspects of psychology and psychoteherapy.  I have been a core tutor teaching Transactional Analysis at the Connexus Institute in Hove and an associate lecturer in mental health for the Open University.

I provide CPD and training about various aspects of counselling and psychotherapy in face to face and online environments.

Training includes: PTSTA (Psychotherapy), Diploma in Relationship Based Supervision, Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) Psychotherapy, Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis (TA) psychotherapy, Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.

Training as Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist involves vigorous and robust training usually over a 7 -10 year period. Additionally my training has involved working with eating disorders, working with trauma, working with children, working with couples, working with groups, body work, mindfulness, professional excellence workshops, coaching and numerous other short courses.

I have a background in training as a Registered General Nurse and am qualified as a as a Teacher holding two teaching qualifications: a Certificate in Post Compulsory Education (Cert. Ed.) and a specialist Certificate in eLearning and Teaching( CeLTT - online learning).


I am a Clinical Psychotherapist and Supervisor, accredited with the UKCP in both psychotherapy and supervision disciplines and an accredited Member of BACP.  I am also a member of United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA), European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and I abide by the ethical principles and frameworks of these organisations. I am a member of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in working with eating , body and weight issues and eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Female Athlete Triad, binge eating and obesity.

I work with visual impairment, dyspraxia and autism in adults.

People come to see me for help with the following kinds of issues:

  • Depression, manic depression, postnatal depression
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Anxiety, panic disorder and phobias
  • Eating Disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, EDNOS, binge eating and obesity
  • Weight issues such as binge eating, obesity, under-eating, over eating
  • Relationship issues with couples such as affairs and betrayal, fertility issues, separation and divorce
  • Relationship issues with partners, friends, family, parent/child
  • Anger and anger management
  • Bereavement, loss and grief
  • Family issues
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Stress and work-related stress
  • Lifestyle changes such as redundancy, retirement, furlough from work
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviour (OCD)
  • Infertility
  • Abortion
  • Miscarriage, stillbirth
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Adoption
  • Sex problems such as impotency
  • Sexuality
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Carer support
  • Cancer support
  • Passive-aggressive behaviour
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociation
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder.


£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

I provide an initial introductory assessment session which provides an opportunity for us to meet and for you to see how you feel about working with me as your therapist.

Sessions are £65 per 50 minute session.

Couples counselling costs £90 per 75 minute session. Most couples usually attend for short term therapy of 6 to 8 sessions in addition to the initial introductory session over a 3-6 month period.

Family/group counselling costs £90 per 75 minute session.Initial insurance client assessment/consultation costs £75

Supervision sessions cost £65 per 60 minute session and £65 per person per group session.

Concessionary rates are available for those who are struggling financially and are needing support and for front line workers.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I see clients on Tuesdaysfrom 1pm to 8pm and on Thursdays from 9am to 8pm; Supervision is available 9 to 6pm on Wednesdays , 9 to 5pm Fridays either face to face or online, 1-1 or in groups.

Further information

Specialist training and experience

I specialise in working therapeutically with weight and eating related issues and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, obesity and binge eating.

I am registered as a psychotherapist for health insurance for Bupa and AXA PPP. I am a:

  • Bupa Recognised Psychotherapist
  • AXA PPP Recognised Psychotherapist

Setting up in private practice and Marketing support for Counsellors

In addition, I provide one to one training, mentoring and workshops for counsellors and therapists who want to help marketing and developing their clinical practice.

Here I combine my experience of marketing and public relations and my knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy and offer cost-effective support to those starting their practice.

To find out more, get in touch by phone or email.

Or give me a ring and we can talk some more about what help is available for you.
"Mandy has immense knowledge and experience in the field of marketing and PR. My business was ready to invest in ongoing marketing support, and Mandy has been somebody I could trust to pick up something that is so precious to me and deliver results that have driven up turnover and profit. I would highly recommend Mandy to any small business that wants to grow, and feel safe in their investment."

James Lamper, Founder and Managing Director of WeightMatters

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South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Additional languages

A little German

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Mandy Atkinson
Mandy Atkinson