Tammy Knights MBACP
Like many professions, deciding on who to choose can be overwhelming. So let me tell you a bit about myself:
I started my profession as a counsellor as I feel strongly that, given the right conditions, all people have the ability to change or become more aware of themselves. This can then enable you to leave some of the unwanted and unhealthy habits/ behaviours behind.
As a humanistic therapist, I use a person centred approach with aspects of object relations to work with clients aged 11+. My therapy is client led and works on the foundation of relationship. I work with mental health issues such as ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety as well personal issues of self harm, family, relationships, abuse and neglect. I work integratively using psycho-dynamic and CBT knowledge and skills to provide the client with the support they need.
- Counselling 11+ Children, Teenagers and adults with a wide range of issues.
- Maintaining professional boundaries, placement standards and ethical practice.
- Safeguarding clients, making referrals, sign posting clients.
- Attend Supervision to ensure I provide the clients with a safe and ethical practice.
- Attend regular meetings, CPD courses and material.
I reflect and mirror your feelings and thoughts to help you explore them freely. I do not promise to have all the answers but I do commit to your therapy and will always ensure you are held safely and prioritising your well being.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a level 4 CPCAB qualified practitioner in counselling and psychotherapy. This qualifies me to work with people suffering with mild mental disorders or cognitive issues. I continue to educate and expand on my knowledge by attending CPD courses.
Since my qualification I have attended CPD courses on:
- Self harm
- Anger management
- Attachment Patterns (and Brain Neurobiology)
- Child development and play therapy
I feel this is necessary as a therapist to always strive to develop as a professional counsellor.
Along with my private clients I have worked with a charity called CASY (counselling and support for young people) for a few years. I believe support for young people is important for their development of self especially between 11 and 18 years old. I am passionate about offering young people with the opportunity of therapy as they transition from a child to an adult. The pressures of modern day life can be overwhelming, stressful and fearful therapy can give them the tools they need to feel confident in themselves.
I have worked in a lot of schools around the Lincolnshire area. I have worked with vulnerable teenagers with complex needs. This role was about providing a safe place for them to open up and talk about there lives and experiences. Using empathy and acceptance, offered them guidance when asked and helped with there self esteem and confidence.
My experience is not just with young people, I have worked with client in there 70's. I personally believe that you can benefit from therapy at any age, and would encourage anyone who feels stuck in a negative pattern or journey of self awareness to give themselves the chance of change.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
My fees are £40 an hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|