I’m Amy, a Humanistic counsellor (but you might also call me a self-love igniter) based in West London.
I know that if I’m not authentic, I can’t expect you to be either.
I believe in first establishing a confidential, safe and open dialogue with my clients. First, we create a space in our sessions for you to be your true, authentic self. We then work on translating that experience of realness and authenticity to work on your concerns and to areas of your life which you are wanting to change.
I support people who long to feel at peace within themselves.
I know from my own path to authenticity and witnessing this through my work, that when we fear judgement, we can struggle to experience love and to value ourselves. I will work with you to transform how you view yourself. This might include talking about culture, family, ethnicity, race, relationships, religion, sexuality, gender identity, sexual preferences, education, work etc…
Through the counselling process, you are empowered and supported to make informed decisions about how you want to live your life.
I studied Counselling and Psychology at the University of Lancashire and then trained as a counsellor at the Metanoia Institute, gaining a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling. I attend regular training to continue learning and develop myself and my counselling practice.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore work within their ethical framework. I attend regular supervision to maintain my ethical standards.
I specialise in working with but not limited to:
- Intercultural issues: race, culture, beliefs, religion, racism and refugee status.
- Sexuality issues: sexual identity, homophobia and coming out.
- Emotional issues: shame, sadness, fear and anger.
- Psychological issues: low self-esteem, anxiety, stress and depression.
- Relationship issues: family, sex, dating and loneliness.
While I love working with people from all cultures, my own background means that I feel particularly well suited to working with those of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. Being of a mixed cultural background, and having lived in both the Caribbean and in the UK, has led me to have a deep curiosity about how our background and culture can shape and influence our everyday lives.