I have been a practising therapist in Chichester and Bognor Regis and Arundel for the past 22 years, originally training in body therapies. 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 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 a recognition and understanding of the connectedness of all life and the 'non-dual' nature of the true Self, an ancient yet timeless teaching originally from India. I would describe my approach to therapy as 'Transpersonal' which means alongside honouring the individual's personal self, I also see beyond this aspect of self and acknowledge the natural connection that we are, and have to others, and to nature. Knowing this as my true and deeper Self, I keep psychologically well and happy and have a gift to guide others to get to know this within themselves too.
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
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness Teacher Training
(Continued Professional Development)
Child and Adolescent Counselling
Working with Anxiety and Stress
Body Mind Centering
IHHT Diploma Aromatherapy
IIHHT Diploma Indian Head Massage
IIHHT Diploma Reflexology
IIHHT Certificate Body Massage
Advanced Massage with Remedial techniques
Hot Stone Massage
I have been a registered member of the Bacp (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) since 2006 and an accredited member of since 2011. I work in strict accordance with their code of ethics which includes having regular supervision of my work and engaging in continued professional development (CPD).
Testimonials from a few of my past clients:
''Amanda's help has greatly improved the quality of my life, I can see things so clearly now and am happy, I thoroughly recommend Amanda.''
''I have been seeing Amanda regularly for the past two years. 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 transformed my life. Amanda is a sensitive, insightful and intuitive Counsellor and I recommend her highly.''
''I engaged in Amanda's Mindfulness course and it has awoken me to 'real life', I am no longer a prisoner in my own mind. I've found my life again! Amazing guidance from Amanda"