- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I have daytime and evening appointments available:
Daytime - Tuesday to Friday
Evening - Wednesday and Thursday
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, I'm Amanda,
I recognise how hard it can be to reach out for support when you need it the most and how daunting the prospect of counselling can be, particularly if you are not used to talking about your emotions. I aim to make this as easy as possible and ensure that you make a choice that suits your needs and feels right.
No matter who you are or what you are facing, I will meet you with warmth, compassion and respect, offering you empathy, acceptance and a calm, comfortable space to explore difficult feelings and experiences. I aim to put you at ease, building a genuine rapport so that you can understand yourself and relationships more fully, and find the best way forward for you.
I counsel adults and young people (aged 11+) from my counselling room in Crookham Village. I am experienced in working with clients from varied backgrounds who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing for a variety of reasons. I offer both short-term solution focussed therapy and open-ended counselling so that you can work at a pace and depth that suits your needs and goals. Alongside my private practice I also work with adults at Cornerstone Counselling and with young people at The Source.
As an integrative therapist, I don't believe in a 'one size fits all' approach. Instead, I draw from a range of different modalities (humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive, existential and physiological), tailoring my approach to suit you.
It can be difficult to put distressing experiences, thoughts and emotions into words, so if you are amenable I may employ various creative tools and techniques to aid self-expression, build understanding and explore alternative perspectives (drawing, therapy cards, worksheets, games, mind maps, family tree, sand tray, mini-figures etc). This can be particularly useful with young people, neurodiverse clients, and those who struggle to articulate themselves verbally.
My first session
Building a trusting relationship is fundamental to the work, so it is really important to find the right person to take this journey with. For this reason, I offer a free (no obligation) phone or video call so that we can learn more about each other, you can ask any questions, and we can determine if we are a good fit.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and normally take place weekly.
For further information please visit my website.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited