- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, I’m Amelia.
I am here to professionally and skilfully enable and empower you to help yourself, leading to lasting results and change.
I have a genuine interest in people and my approach is warm, positive and sensible. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and completely confidential space. With me, in this positive environment, you can unravel problems, explore issues, and work towards finding a better way to live the life that you want.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist, Integrative Counsellor and Coach. I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and I strictly adhere to their ethical code of practice. I have also worked as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS for over 25 years, specialising in Chronic Fatigue, Pain, Depression, Anxiety, and Sleep problems.
Working with people from a variety of different backgrounds, ages, and cultures brings me pleasure and enjoyment. I have a rich life experience, and have lived abroad for several years. My children are grown up and I have ageing parents.
I am open minded and have a good sense of humour. Therapy isn’t always deadly serious, and a little bit of laughter can sometimes help towards achieving excellent results. It can be hard work, but it is also about change and personal growth. So, as our sessions progress, you may find the process empowering and exhilarating.
Let’s work together.
Being an Integrative counsellor allows me to be very client-centred and work in a creative and flexible way.
Therapy is best when it is tailored to your needs. We can decide together about using a more pragmatic, Solution Focused or CBT approach. Or you may want to use the space to talk, offload, explore, and dig deeper into feelings and past experiences. Many people find that being properly listened to is enough, but other people want to find solutions to their difficulties and make changes to their life. We may decide to move into ‘Coaching mode’ when you feel you are ready to implement changes, should you choose to.
My first session
What happens at an assessment?
The assessment is a chance for us to meet and get to know one another. It’s an opportunity for me to understand what’s brought you to therapy, and gives you the space to ask any questions, and see if I’m the right therapist for you.After our initial meeting I will be able to recommend therapies for you. We will work together to make sure our sessions are exactly what you need and are achieving the aims you came for.
What happens in a session?
We take each 50 minute session at a pace you are comfortable with, and in a gentle manner. There are no complicated forms, no list of questions, just you and me, responding to what you bring.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited