Welcome, my name is Amy, thank you for checking out my profile.
Research shows that a good, trusted relationship between client and therapist is one of the most influential factors in effective therapy, but I know from experience that all the jargon, different types of therapy, and the sheer number of therapists out there can make your search for the ‘right’ person seem overwhelming.
Besides solid training/accreditation, by far the most important thing is to find someone you feel safe and comfortable talking to – someone that you ‘mesh’ with.
Please be assured that whatever you bring, my priority will always be to help you feel safe, heard, valued, and understood. I’m compassionate, open-minded, and easy to talk to. I will never judge, force you to change, or tell you ‘should’ think, feel or do.
Instead, we’ll work together to gain a clearer understanding of you and your life, to discover your unique route to feeling better. And, if I’m not the right therapist for you, I’ll always be happy to signpost you on your journey to finding one who is.
I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor and I think this approach is great for clients because it means carefully combining different therapeutic styles to suit the individual.
I tend to draw on Person-Centred and Existential philosophies – and having taught yoga for nearly ten years (including specialist training in working with stress and trauma) I also think a body-informed approach to mental health can be incredibly helpful.
Thanks for reading my profile. If my approach sounds like it could be useful for you, I would be delighted to hear from you.