Hello and thank you for looking at my profile. I understand how hard it can be to chose the right counsellor. I offer my clients an understanding person-centred approach that is non-judgmental and honest/friendly. The focus of my counselling is decided by the client, who can discuss what might help. I encourage the client to lead the session as I believe that it is the client’s journey since they are experts about their own lives. This allows me to be in the client’s world, supporting them emotionally along their journey to recovery.
I facilitate the process by supporting the client to look at their life journey and help them clarify what they think and how they feel it. My results have shown this process is effective for a wide range of problems and issues. I talk about things they wish in a context that is supportive and facilitative.
Most clients come to me with some form of a loss. This could be in the form of low mood, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, transitions in life, addictions, sexuality and anger issues among others.
I am open minded, approachable, friendly, understanding, and a caring person. I myself have experience some of life’s traumas. I know what it is like to want to talk to someone about how you really feel inside but you don’t because you don’t want people to gossip or be upset for you. Everyone needs a release their emotions at some point in their life and I a safe non-judgmental environment for you to do that.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Phobias, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #390763
Easy to talk to and understands my concerns.
Written on Dec 08, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
such a great therapist and extremely flexible to whatever my therapy needs at the time were
Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Although not a firm believer in therapy, I have found Amanda to be very human and honest and understanding without being condescendig. She leaves space to talk but not embarrassingly long silences and I would strongly recommend her.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Best I've had, very friendly, easy to talk to.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have been having regular session with Amanda for almost a tear now. She has helped me so much, I still can't truly comprehend how much I have learned, realised and healed during and thanks to our sessions .
She is very positive and understanding, creates very friendly and safe atmosphere for me to talk about everything. She does remember specific details about my story, even things I have shared long ago, and this helps so much in understanding emotions and habits. I truly recommend her as a therapist as she very human and understanding while being professional and competent and always leave me with the feeling that she is eager to help me.
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I was so grateful to find Amanda after a difficult first session with another therapist.
Amanda is very understanding, easy to talk to and has a lot of knowledge about the things I am finding difficult.
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties