My name is Amanda Golley and I have been counselling since 2012.
I have always been interested in people and the dynamics of relationships and pursued this further through academic and vocational experience in psychodynamic counselling. This culminated in me graduating with a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF).
I have a particular clinical interest in the dynamics of attachment theory which led me to further training, achieving a BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice.
I have additional training in time limited and couples counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in counselling and Psychotherapy and their Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy. More information on these documents can be found here.
I am specifically trained in online and telephone counselling and a member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online).
The sessions of counselling I had with Amanda really enabled me to make sense of my thoughts and feelings. At the beginning, the idea of counselling made me feel quite uncomfortable and I often questioned if ‘I really needed it’ or ‘If I was worthy of counselling’. However, Amanda reassured me that it was ok to have these feelings and later throughout our conversations I found that our sessions were really helpful to me. Amanda is very compassionate and I felt she listened well without judgement to the topics we spoke about. At the beginning I felt a little lost in my life and I felt like I just wanted to escape from it at times. However, confronting these emotions with help from Amanda really did make a difference in how I felt and also encouraged me to be proactive in my own life by finding answers to certain things I had questions for. I would certainly recommend Amanda as a counsellor and would certainly contact her in the future if I felt like I needed to. Thank you Amanda!