Admitting you need emotional support can be hard. Some people may feel like a failure, as they see it as admitting they have a problem. However, I see it as a strength as I know this can be really difficult for some people to realise. It is the first huge step towards making things better. My name is Amanda and I am an Integrative Counsellor. The main approach I use is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), however, I will also use psychodynamic and person-centred therapy if I feel it will benefit the client and the counselling process. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, environment for you to feel comfortable to be open and honest with me.
My personal and professional experience contributes to my success as a Counsellor as I have the ability to offer full empathy and a non-judgemental attitude. Counselling can help with a number of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, phobias, lack of self-esteem, self-confidence, as well as relationship, work or family conflict. People of all ages, backgrounds and from different walks of life seek and benefit from counselling. The relationship between you and your counsellor is key to your success. You have to feel comfortable in the counselling environment, in order for you to be able to share your thoughts and feelings and talk about anything you feel is relevant, however painful. I feel my down to earth personality is often what makes clients feel at ease straight away. So if you feel you need to talk to someone, please call me on 07903 859 797 and we can discuss if counselling could be something that will help you.
I mainly work remotely, however, I can accommodate face to face sessions.
I am a Registered MBACP member, and I adhere to the BACP policies and guidelines.