Amy RylesPerson-centred/humanistic counsellor
My name is Amy (she/her) and I am a qualified Person-Centred psychotherapeutic counsellor.
Research shows that one of the most important factors in successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between client and therapist. The Person-Centred Approach is a relational way of working based on the belief that we each have the inner wisdom to find our way forward. This capacity for self-direction can get blocked, buried or diverted, however, as we adapt to the different environments and cultural contexts we find ourselves in. A genuine and accepting therapy relationship can help us reconnect with our inner power by giving space to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Because what matters is how you sense and perceive your experiences, it is important that you are in control of the process. I try not to direct, advise, analyse or offer techniques. My intention is to sensitively listen and explore at the direction, pace and depth you wish to go. I believe that if you feel at ease to be yourself with me you’ll feel safer and more open to discovering, feeling and questioning your experiences. This process can reveal new insights and develop your self-awareness, self-acceptance and trust in yourself to help you live a more meaningful and satisfying life.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
My fee is £65 for a session. I offer some concessions for people who are unemployed and/or receiving benefits.
Training and qualifications
I have worked with people from a diverse range of backgrounds facing different challenges. As well as my private practice, I have years of experience in the charity sector, including in services for people who have experienced - or are at risk of - homelessness.
I hold a clinical diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling at the Metanoia Institute, a leading training institution for humanistic psychotherapy and counselling.
I am in my final year (of five) for a MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy.
I follow the BACP and Metanoia code of ethics. This includes regular supervision of my work and ongoing professional development.