Amanda Read

Amanda Read


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07707 062481

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Therapist - Leicester

Leicester LE3
07707 062481
Sessions from £35.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

 

Available Monday to Thursday 10am - 8pm

About me and my therapy practice

 

Hello, I am a warm and compassionate counsellor and mindfulness practitioner, who has a real enthusiasm for helping individuals work through their emotional issues and personal difficulties towards resolution and healing, to improve well-being and to make positive changes in their lives. 

Living in a busy stressful world we can struggle day to day with our emotional issues, leaving us feeling exhausted, misunderstood, low, anxious, alone and overwhelmed with our thoughts, issues and personal challenges. 

Making the decision to see a counsellor can be really daunting,  my aim is to support you through your counselling journey by creating a safe, calm and confidential space for you to talk freely about your difficulties, where you will be listened to, understood with sensitivity, without being judged.

Practice description

 

My counselling approach is person-centred, which means I collaboratively work with you to explore your issues at your own safe pace, help you gain a deeper understanding, reconnect with your inner values and sense of self-worth, discover your strengths and encourage you to develop new ways of coping, so that you are more independent, resourceful and resilient.

I can also incorporate CBT tools and techniques, which can help you identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours, in order to develop positive changes.

I can also apply 'The Rewind Technique', which is a non-intrusive and effective treatment that can help reduce or even remove PTSD symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares and painful symbolic reminders of a traumatic event. 

You may want to learn about mindfulness and meditation, where I can show you how to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness with less judgment and more self-compassion, which can improve your emotional well-being and promote living more mindfully.

My first session

I offer a 20 minute telephone consultation which is free without obligation, to discuss what brings you to counselling and understand your individual needs and expectations.

The first session cost is £35, which is an opportunity to see if you feel comfortable and happy to work with me as your counsellor and establish an agreement to work together. 

Counselling sessions thereafter cost £45 per session (sessions are 50 minutes duration).

Please contact me on 07707 062481 to book your free without obligation 20 minute telephone consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited