I have been a practising therapist in Chichester and Bognor Regis for the past 22 years, originally training in body therapies, Reflexology and Massage. Soon afterwards through wanting to increase and deepen my therapeutic skills and understanding I took my therapy training to the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have gained a wealth of experience in the Counselling/Psychotherapy field over the past 15 years, working in a number of settings including a large Counselling organisation, Schools and Therapy centres alongside running a busy private practice. I currently work in a school and in private practice. I am deeply passionate about using natural and creative ways to assist healing and growth and have a wide variety of skills and experience to bring to each individual.
I have over 22 years of meditation and yoga experience and thus are habitually immersed and grounded in Mindful awareness. I have as far as I can recall always had an urge to know who I really am, which has been a driving energy for spiritual seeking which has allowed me to have followed many interesting, inspiring and wise meditation and yoga teachers over the years, including Buddhist monks and students of BKS Iyengar. my spiritual seeking has brought me in more recent times to immersing myself in retreats in the field of 'non-duality' which is an understanding of the connectedness of all life and the 'non-dual' nature of the Self, an ancient yet timeless teaching originally from India. I would describe my approach to therapy as 'Transpersonal' which means alongside honouring the individual I also see beyond this aspect of Self and acknowledge the natural connection that we are, and have to others and no nature. I am also a Mother and activist for environmental issues.
In my therapeutic work I specialise in treating Stress, Anxiety and Depression and their related conditions.
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling
Diploma Humanistic Counselling
OCR Certificate Counselling skills
BACP Accreditation (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
INLPTA Diploma NLP
IIHHT Diploma Aromatherapy
IIHHT Diploma Indian Head Massage
IIHHT Diploma Reflexology
IIHHT Certificate Body Massage
(Continued Professional Development)
Child and Adolescent Counselling
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness Teacher Training
Working with Anxiety and Stress
Body Mind Centering
Advanced Massage with Remedial techniques
Hot Stone Massage
I am a full accredited member of the BACP since 2011 (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work in strict accordance with their code of ethics which includes regular supervision and continued professional development (CPD).
Testimonials from a few of my clients:
''Amanda's help has greatly improved the quality of my life, I can thoroughly recommend Amanda.''
''I have been seeing Amanda reguarly for the past four years, she has a 'magic touch'. Not only is Amanda an excellent therapist, she is also a very gentle, friendly and caring person''
'' I was in therapy with Amanda for 6 months and the sessions brought many positive changes to my life. Amanda is a sensitive, insightful and intuitive Counsellor and I recommend her highly.''
''I have been having regular massage with Amanda for more than 3 years and I look forward to every visit, it's a wonderfully relaxing and healing experience''
''We have been using the on-site massage service from Amanda for a number of years. The staff receive 15 minutes of total relaxation and tranquility. A wonderful remedy to everyday stresses of work. It's simply wonderful''