Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07773285797

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Therapist - Torquay

Torquay TQ2
07773285797
Sessions from £45.00

Features

Availability

I have several different time slots available 

Please contact me if you have a specific day and time you prefer and I will endeavor to find a convenient day and time for us both.

My therapy one is on the first floor, so there are some stairs involved.  If this is a difficulty for you, please let me know as I do have some availability for a downstairs room.

About me and my therapy practice

I am really pleased to say that I am now offering face to face sessions for clients as well as telephone and online. I work with adults, young people and children (age10+)

I am a humanistic Counsellor and Supervisor. I have been in Private Practice now for about 10 years. I am BACP Registered, which means I meet the criteria of my governing body as a counsellor.

My strength is building relationships and please be prepared to laugh, as well as having the safe, confidential space to express any other emotions as well. As a humanistic counsellor, I believe that the relationship between myself and my client is paramount to the process of exploration, understanding and facilitating changing.

I work from the Person Centred position, which is about the relationship and also draw on other models of counselling. When we meet, we would work out how best the counselling would work for you and what you would like to bring to counselling. It would be then that I would consider and discuss, other ways of working in order to reflect and explore how you think, feel and behave.

I am also trained to work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is amore specific way of working. CBT works with how you may think in a negative way, play out behaviours to support these negative thoughts and also the feelings that go alongside. It can be a really useful way for some people to find ways of challenging these thoughts and developing a mental 'tool box' that they can draw on. Sometimes, I will also draw on CBT to help identify feelings in other ways alongside other models.

It can be confusing thinking about different, the BACP website has some useful resources should you want to know more - or you can ask me!

If you would like more creative ways of exploring, let me know as I have a lot to offer. Sometimes ‘seeing’ things visually can give you another layer of understanding.

Practice description

I have a really lovely comfortable room and tea/coffee is available should need it.

The room itself is quiet, bright and comfortable with adequate space for social distancing. It is based in a business Centre in town area of Torquay.

There is an intercom service and my room is on the first floor, so some stairs involved I’m afraid!

If stairs are a problem, please do let me know as I do have a room available with no stairs involved. This room is subject to availability but is usually workable.

There is plenty of parking available nearby. The road outside usually has some spaces and is free after 5pm. The multi-storey carpark is not far away also.  

My first session

It may be a little daunting to you to make the first contact, but whatever you are feeling, please rest assured that I will deal with your call sensitively and respectfully. If I am not available to speak to directly, please do leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you have a particularly day or time you would like me to call, then if you include this in the message, I will endeavor to call you at that time.

When we do speak to each other on the initial call, you can either give me some information about what you would like to explore or you can let me know when we have our first session.

If you would like to go ahead, we will arrange a day and time convenient for you. For the first session, I usually ask for payment prior to the session, which confirms the booking. I will give you back details in order to do this.

I will also give you directions, parking details and any other information if we are meeting face to face. Or if online I will send you the link for the session once payment has been received.

I have an intercom service at the building and when you press the button for my room, I will open the door for you. I will then come down to meet you and show you where we will work.

The first session is for us to get to know each other. First of all we will discuss the counselling contract, which will give your details about confidentiality, contact details and data protection.

I may ask you some questions about what you would like to work on in our counselling and also some prior history. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Torquay

Torquay TQ2
07773285797
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Please let me know if you have a preference as to day and time and I will endeavor to find a convenient  session for us both

About me and my therapy practice

I have not long qualified in Supervision, but I have plenty of experience!

I felt experienced and knowledgeable enough to offer supervision, but I wanted to have the qualification in order to be fully competent in this role and what I could offer to Supervisees.

I have 10 years of experience of working with adults and young people.  I work face to face, by telephone and online.  

I have completed counselling for EAP's. Insurance companies, the IAPT in Kent (telephone), other independent services,  as well as private referrals.

A little about my supervision model and how I work!

I am a humanistic counsellor and this is reflected in my supervision practice.  If you want to explore your clients world in a creative way, then I have an abundance of creative ways of doing this.  

I use the 7 Eyed Model of supervision (Hawkins & Shohet 1985) which consists of focusing on the client, supervisee and supervisor, it is a relational model and its main focus is the process and interventions of the relationship.  Let me know if you would like to know more about this model.  I 

Whatever your stage of your career, I can help you process and look toward 'best practice' in your counselling.

I believe it is important to be able to reflect and learn without judgement, in a nurturing and professional environment.   

I believe it is not just about the clients you may be finding challenging, but the clients that you may have done some really fantastic work with.  Relationship is important to me, not just with clients but with my supervisees.



Practice description

I have a really lovely comfortable room and tea/coffee is available should need it.

The room itself is quiet, bright and comfortable with adequate space for social distancing. It is based in a business centre in town area of Torquay.

There is an intercom service and my room is on the first floor, so some stairs involved I’m afraid!

If stairs are a problem, please do let me know as I do have a room available with no stairs involved. This room is subject to availability but is usually workable.

There is plenty of parking available nearby. The road outside usually has some spaces and is free after 5pm. The multi- storey carpark is not far away also.  

My first session

If you would like to have a discussion about the way I work and would you are looking for in a Supervisor then please do let me know and we can either arrange a telephone consultation or face to face if you prefer.  

I will provide you with details on how to find me and also about payment.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling