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 £45.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office


I have no availability to take on new clients at present

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I am a warm and compassionate counsellor with over 17 years' experience helping individuals work through their emotional difficulties including anxiety, trauma and self-esteem, towards personal growth, inner peace and healing, making positive changes in their lives.  

You may be struggling alone with your thoughts, emotions and personal issues feeling overwhelmed with worries and fearful of the future, or feeling anxious and stuck with unresolved traumas from the past.  

You may be feeling unheard and conflicted in your relationship, or feeling unfulfilled and judged in the workplace. 

You may lack confidence and self-belief, feeling frustrated and held back, unable to move forward towards fulfilling your personal goals.

Making the decision to seek counselling can be really daunting and scary at first, however I can support you through your therapy journey by creating a safe, calm, comfortable and confidential space for you to talk openly and freely about your personal difficulties and issues, where you will be listened to, understood with sensitivity, without being judged.

I provide a number of different options meeting for therapy sessions and can be flexible to your individual wants and needs.  You may choose face to face sessions, socially distanced at my comfortable private practice based in LE3, or you may prefer online zoom meetings that fit around your daily work schedule, or via telephone call at a time to suit you.

Practice description

My counselling approach is person-centred, which means I collaboratively work with you to explore your personal struggles in a safe and confidential space at your own pace.

Together we can identify and explore your current emotional difficulties more clearly and help you develop a deeper, richer understanding and awareness. 

We can discover new ways to tackle your issues, identify and change unhelpful thinking patterns, explore your strengths and weaknesses, uncover repetitive themes present in your life, challenge and transform unhealthy habits and behaviours, overcome barriers, learn better coping strategies, reconnect with your inner values and self-worth, towards making positive changes, healing and improved well-being.

I aim to build an equal and trusting relationship, so you feel empowered to make your own authentic choices and better life decisions.

I am also a registered Rewind Practitioner with the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT).  The Rewind Technique is an internationally recognised treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), developed by Dr David Muss.

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

One of the main benefits of the Rewind Technique treatment, there is no requirement or expectation for you to disclose any details of your personal trauma, which minimises the risk of being re-traumatised and protects your sensitive trauma details.

You may want to learn about living more mindfully, mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion, where I can teach you how to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness with less judgment and more self-compassion, which can improve your emotional well-being, confidence and self-esteem, creating inner peace in the present moment.

My first session

I offer a 15 minute consultation which is free without obligation, where we can discuss what brings you to counselling, understand your individual needs, therapy aims and expectations and I can answer any questions you may have.

The first counselling session is an opportunity to see if you feel comfortable and happy to work with me as your counsellor, establish an agreement how we can work together, along with completing a core outcome measures assessment form. 

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

Please contact me on 07707 062481 or email to book your 15 minute consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Take care,


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, Person centred, Play therapy, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited