About Me

I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Amanda Burns BSc (Hons), Dip.Couns, MBACP

I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I offer a warm, supportive and confidential space that will give you the opportunity to work through difficulties affecting your life.

I always work in a way to respect individual differences, values and beliefs and strive to ensure my clients feel free to express their thoughts and feelings without judgement, criticism or rejection.

I see mental well-being as a continuum. Anyone can experience problematic feelings and distressing thoughts and all of us can feel bad about ourselves and lose confidence.

My Approach

My theoretical model is psychodynamic which focuses not just on the symptoms, problems and issues which people develop, but also on the underlying thoughts, feelings and conflicts which may be causing or contributing to these problems.

I will work with you to help you get in touch with the real difficulties which, if not properly understood and worked through, may lead to repeating painful experiences, which often make people feel depressed, angry, hopeless and powerless.

I firmly believe that effective counselling is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship between the client and the counsellor. Being truly heard, understood and accepted can be a powerful catalyst for change.

“The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.” – Sigmund Freud.

Fees

Fees are £50 per 50 minute session, payable at the end of each session.  I reserve some concessionary places for those on low income.