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  • 23 Brise Close, Braintree, Essex CM7 1BP.

About Counselling

Are you suffering from Depression, or Anger, feel Stressed and out of sorts? Have you an addiction to Alcohol or drugs. Have you been Sexually, Physically or Mentally Abused? Is your Relationship suffering thru lack of communication, or are you going thru Seperation or Divorce? I am here to help.

When our emotions get the better of us, they bring more difficult, destructive times in our life than we feel able to cope with. Changes can make us feel very overwhelmed and we find ourselves not knowing what to do next.

Depression, Anger, Anxiety and Stress, Relationship issues, OCD and Addictions, all play a major role to how we are feeling, which then affects every corner of our life.
As well as it affecting our life, it also affects those around us, which can bring added stress.

Sometimes the need to talk to someone is often thought about, but not always followed thru. It can be very difficult to talk to a partner, family member or friend about things that are affecting us. As we hold ourselves back, from expressing how we really feel, from fear of being a burden or causing worry to them. Contacting a counsellor can be a large step to take,but it may well be the best thing you ever did.

Relationships are affected due to a breakdown in the lack of communication and understanding. You start to feel frustrated and trapped, even unsupported. This is the time where help may be needed, to gain understanding, to the reasons to why you feel the way you do.

Counselling offers a safe, confidential place for you to explore your problems, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It helps you work thru your issues, where you learn to understand, who you are. Helping you to gain new insights and understanding, which will enable you to move forward in life more positively.

I work with individual, couples, and also families, to assist with relationship and all other problems.


Here are a few testimonials, past clients have kindly wrote. I have retained client identity as I believe in complete confidentiality.

“Amanda gets to the heart of the problem quickly and professionally” anonymous.

“If you have an issue that is getting you down you really do need to make the effort to get it resolved, I did and the results I achieved with Amanda’s help were amazing” anonymous.

“Amanda guides you through the darkness with skill and understanding until you can see the light once again” anonymous.

“I was broken, Amanda helped me heal” anonymous.

“Amanda’s dedication and thoughtfulness helped me recover my self-esteem and allowed me to make a new life for myself” anonymous.

How I Can Help

Counselling takes place, in a specially allocated room in my private practise. Complete confidentiality is given a place where you can express the things you have hidden from others without feeling judged in any way. You will find me, very emphatic, supportive, understanding – someone you can trust.

The initial consultation and following sessions are for 1 hour. You will be able to talk at your own pace, only touching on areas you feel comfortable discussing at the time. We will get to know each other a little and start to explore your concerns.

I use different models, CBT, Person Centred,Psychodynamics and Transactional Analysis, to allow a personal therapy plan that is best for you.
Which will assist in the understanding as to why you feel the way you do, what brought you to the point you have found yourself at, and help you to learn how to work thru the issue, which will then enable you to move forward.

My specialties are, Anger Management, all Relationship problems (both couple and individual), Stress and Anxiety, Addictions, OCD, and Eating Disorders.

EFT for Children

Children can often find life experiences very traumatic and not easy to talk about. If a child is being bullied for example, the child may be fearful of expressing thru fear of reoccurrences, bringing them more trouble and pain to deal with.
I work with children of all ages using EFT therapy.
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique, and is a therapy that uses the meridians in our body, to release emotional blocks caused by expriences that are either traumatic or negative and can interfere, with a childs natural growing life.
I encourage a child, to tap on meridian points while they talk about what is causing them distress. They are never pressured and can talk as much or as little as they choose.
Children find EFT an easier way to express what they are feeling. They also find tapping fun, which encourages them to use the tapping and express more easily.
EFT can also be used outside sessions, if a child needed support with feelings and thoughts connected to whatever is distressing them. They can use EFT, to help them express because each time EFT is used, it lessens the impact of the emotional block, until that emotional block no longer exists.
If you feel I can help your child, please call me for any more information or advice.

Bereavement Counselling is one of the many other areas I work. When we lose a loved one, we find ourselves lost, we feel shock, denial and despair. We yearn and search for the ones we love, and feel life will never be the same again. Berevement counselling helps you to recognise, all that you are feeling is very normal. You are not going mad, you are just lost and empty without the one you loved.

Asking for help and the need to un-burden isn’t failing. It is acknowledging something is wrong with the need to put it right. Counselling can be challenging, but also be very rewarding and you may wonder why you didn\’t pick up the phone, or write the email sooner.

I counsel clients in the Braintree and surrounding areas, Bishop Stortford,Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Sible Headingham.

My fee is £40 for the consultation and £40 following sessions.

Consession appointments are available for those on low income.

I work
Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm

Saturday sessions 9am-6pm

My Training

I trained at college, reaching Diploma levels in all my therapy qualifications. I attend new courses to extend my knowledge, in order for me to bring useful tools of therapy, to the assitance of each of my clients. I enjoy the challenge in finding the answer to any given situation we find ourselves going thru.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding Counselling and Psychotherapy services Braintree. If you leave a message, I will return your call as soon as possible, you will not be left waiting for a reply. If you do not receive a reply email, it will be due to the email not reaching me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Certificated levels 1,2,3, EFT Practitioner
Certificated EMDR Practitioner
Distinction Diploma Reflexology
Reiki Degree 1 and 2
Accredited member of the Counselling Society
Accredited member of the Hypnotherapy Society
Fully Supervised
Fully insured

Member organisations
Registered / Accredited

Accredited voluntary registers
National Counselling SocietyNational Counselling Society
Areas of counselling I deal with

Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Anorexia nervosa
Asperger\’s syndrome
Binge-eating disorder
Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
Bulimia nervosa
Career counselling
Carer support
Child related issues

Couples counselling
Debt counselling
Domestic violence
Drug abuse
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Gender dysphoria
Generalised anxiety disorder
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Panic disorder
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Postnatal depression
Pre-nuptial counselling
Relationship issues
Self harm
Separation and divorce
Sex problems
Sexual abuse
Work related stress

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet Bereavement
Gender issues
Therapies offered

Behavioural therapy
Cognitive and behavioural therapies
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive therapy
Person-centred therapy

Psychodynamic therapy
Transactional analysis


My Fees

Consultation £40

Following Sessions £40

Consessions are available for those on low income.
Further information


Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm

Saturday 9am – 6pm

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory

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