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21st July 2024 
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Amanda Jayne (aka Goss) MBACP. MA (Couns) 1-1 Counselling/Psychotherapy; Family Therapy; Couples Therapy; Focusing Training; Counselling Supervision; Group Therapy; Workshops; Training

Amanda Jayne (aka Goss) MBACP. PGDip Couns. MA (Couns)

After going through several difficult issues of my own I finally sought the help of a Therapist. It was a life changing experience for me, and one which has enabled me to lead a happier and more fulfilled life. I was very nervous about seeking counselling and lucky to find an excellent Counsellor with whom I felt comfortable. I do therefore understand how important it is to find a Therapist with whom you feel completely at ease, so feel free to call me for an informal chat.

I work with adults on a variety of difficult issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, couples counselling, divorce and separation, abuse, low self-esteem, stress, bereavement, self-harm, loneliness, suicidal feelings, separation anxiety, eating disorders, ocd, anger management, addiction, work issues, lack of motivation etc. amongst others. I specialise in Couples Counselling and have been working in this area for over 10 years helping couples in crisis re-connect and understand each other.  Whether it is to stay together or amicably separate I can help ease the process and instil harmony through difficult times.

I work with other companies providing Counselling for employees.

I hold counselling sessions at my comfortable, quiet consulting room in London W2, also at The Practice Rooms, Greenwich, London.  We also have a team who work at St Ann's House, St Ann's Street, right in the centre of Kings Lynn. The sessions will be for a duration of 50 minutes.

I also offer online counselling. Perhaps you travel often or cannot get here, or maybe it is difficult for you to fit the travel time into your busy week. Online sessions are as effective as face to face counselling and quick and easy to set up. Contact me for details and we can try a first session to see if you are comfortable with it before we plan more sessions.

Our time together will be spent exploring the issues that you bring in a safe and supporting environment. Together we will work on the issues which are affecting your life to find a way for you to deal with what is going on for you, and help you to resolve them so that you can feel happier and more at ease. I understand that it can be very difficult to talk about certain issues and I will try to help you feel as comfortable with this as is possible.

Like many of us I have had to deal with some difficulties in my life. After many years searching for a fulfilling career in the helping profession, I trained as a Psychotherapist and I love the job that I do, particularly as I have been on the receiving end of therapy and I know that it can be life changing.

Lots of us just need someone neutral to talk to who will not judge us and who will have great empathy for what we are going through. Lots of us need help to come to terms with what we have been through in life and help us find a way to lead a happier and more fulfilled life. Perhaps you have a particular issue or perhaps you are not quite sure yet what is making life difficult for you.

If you have any concerns that you would like me to answer with regards to counselling/psychotherapy I would be happy to answer them for you if I can. What I always suggest is that we have a first session to see how we get on. If you feel that the session went well and you are comfortable with your therapist we can arrange further sessions. If, for any reason, you don't feel that it's quite right for you, then we will help you find another more suitable Counsellor, or perhaps another avenue you might explore. It's so important for you to feel totally at ease so that we can work together on the issues.

Please feel free to call me or email me and I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully meeting you too. I am very happy to have a chat on the phone and answer any questions you may have before we make the appointment. We can then arrange a first session, at the end of which you and I can decide if we will carry on together or if you need to see one of my team. I look forward to meeting you.

(If you would like to see testimonials, these can be found under the tab 'Articles and Testimonials'.

I also offer focusing and focusing training, please see separate tab for details.



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Rebecca Barber: Children/Adolescent and Adult Counsellor (ADPC) 1-1 & Family Counselling

Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling - CTI

I have been a Counsellor for the past 17 years having completed my training in 2002.

I am a Mum of 4 children: 3 are in their 20s and I have a son of 10 years old. I am a creative and artist person and in my spare time enjoy yoga, running, music, games and watching films and walking on the beach.

My career began as a Graphic and Studio artist in 1987 and following on from this I returned to my studies after having my 3 daughters, gaining A levels and BTEC National Certificate in Social Care and then following on to complete the RSA Counselling skills Certificate and then a 2 year Advanced Diploma in Counselling, gaining 100 training hours with supervision and personal therapy.  

From 1996,  I initially volunteered as a Befriender and also then as a Counsellor for a local Counselling Service (One to One project – working with adults with varying mental health challenges – longer term therapy – up to 1 year). AT this time I also worked for Off Centre, Counselling; a Youth provision working with young people and this too was longer term work. Alongside my training I was also working for the National Childrens Home as a Lifeskills/Employment and Personal Development Trainer, working with 16 – 21 year olds.

From then I worked as a Personal Advisor for Connexions as well as a floating Support Worker for young people in their tenancies. I was then employed at JBS Training as  a Programme Manager/Youth Counsellor offering brief counselling to 14 – 21 year olds. After 3 years working at JBS, I gained employment as a Substance Misuse Worker/Counsellor for NORCAS and took a break to have my son and returning to work in a Womens refuge and Pre-school.

More recently I work for a Youth Charity as a Youth Counsellor, working with 11 -18 year olds, I have been working in this post for 6 years.
This is brief therapy of 6 -8 sessions with also parent/young person sessions.

I have a real passion working with a wide range of clients and have gained a broad range of skills enhancing my work as a Counsellor. I would describe my practice to be authentic, sensitive, grounded and creative.  

Working with Children/Young People in a Counselling setting is very different to working with adults and in my work with younger clients I work in a playful, artistic and encouraging way to help those find a way to express their feelings and so necessary to be flexible to match individuals differences.

During your counselling sessions, which are 50 minutes in duration, we will use the time for you/your child to feel at ease and have a sense of feeling able to share any worries and work through these in a safe and confidential setting.

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ROBIN EVANS MBACP: Adult and Young Persons Therapist

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Originally I spent several decades as a software engineer and web designer, before deciding that my lifestyle was not making me happy. I studied for a degree in Psychology, after completing it I realised I wanted to become a counsellor. After another four years of study I passed my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Although It took some time, and it was challenging at times, I feel like I learned what I wanted and worked to change my life for the better, which for me is what counselling is about.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their ethical framework. I trained as an integrative counsellor but I mainly practice a person centred approach, where the individual is supported in resolving their own difficulties, realize their potential and, most importantly, change their life for the better. I have experience of working with teenagers and using a variety of approaches to develop the trust and empathy needed for successful therapy.

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David McGeachan. MBACP. Counsellor/Psychotherapist. 1-1 Counselling & Psychotherapy Online

David McGeachan, Professional Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Diploma in Neurolinguistic Programming

David is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and holds an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a Mental Health Certificate and is also a Mental Health First Aider. As a Member of BACP he is bound by their code of ethics and standards.

David has spent the last 14 years working in both primary and secondary care services within the NHS in Essex and Norfolk. He is trained as an Integrative Counsellor, but he predominantly favours a person-centred approach to counselling. This humanistic approach offers you, as an individual, the time and space to make your own decisions and through David's facilitation, you will feel more empowered within the therapeutic relationship. David's gentle and supportive approach will put you at ease while you work together to deal with the issues you want to address.

David is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, specialising in psychosis, dual diagnosis and personality disorders and he has completed training in Dissociative Identity Disorders as well as Metallisation Level 1 and 2.

David has many years of experience working as a Psychotherapist including working as a High Intensity Counsellor for Mind as well as providing for his private practice. He has worked for NSFT Wellbeing service for a number of years.

David will assist you in taking those steps forward to live a life with more meaning and work towards a greater sense of wellbeing. He provides a safe, supportive and confidential service.

It can take a level of courage to take that step and seek help and David is dedicated to assisting you overcome any issue that you may feel is causing you distress.

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Vicky Meller: 1-1 Counselling; Adult; Young Persons Therapist; Autism/ADHD/Aspergers

Vicky Meller, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling MBACP

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists working within their code of ethics. I trained using an integrative approach but feel I am drawn to the more person centered way of working.

I came to counselling through my love of talking with people. I have had hands on experience working within the NHS in psychiatric care for many years. I have worked with people with Mental Health issues, including Anxiety and Depression as well as people on the Autistic Spectrum. I feel this experience helps me to understand the importance of communication and the need for trust in the therapeutic relationship. As my love of talking with people has grown I have gone on to speak with a range of different people which include working in a Male Prison and for a charity specialising in Autism, Asperger’s ASC and ADHD.

The Harley St Psychotherapy Team. Penny Morton

Penny Morton: 1-1 Counselling/Psychotherapy

Penny Morton MBACP. Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Disability therapy access via telephone

Penny is a highly enthusiastic professional with a solid academic background and many years of experience of working within mental health. Penny worked for Mind as an Intensive Support Worker providing supporting relationships which enabled clients to develop personal skills such as confidence and resilience.

Penny has a BA Hons in Psychosocial Studies, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Skills and has qualified and achieved an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Penny is gentle, approachable and achieves great results with her clients. She uses a variety of different therapeutic models carefully tailored to each client and their specific needs. Penny also works with disabilities where you can access therapy from the comfort and ease of your own home via telephone.

Penny works online, via telephone, on Wednesday and Friday mornings. If you would like to arrange an initial session with her, please contact us.

The Harley St Psychotherapy Team. Kathryn Price

Kathryn Price. MBACP: 1-1 Counselling/Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Specialism: Mother/Daughter Relationships

Kathryn Price: Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Kathryn is a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist working within an established approach which places you at the very heart of the therapeutic relationship. She is fully committed to really hearing and understanding your perspective and experience of yourself, your relationships and your world.

Kathryn will offer you a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space, in which you can begin to work through whatever is troubling and of concern to you. This will build a relationship which is based on mutual and shared trust which encourages the development of greater levels of self-awareness and the opportunity for you to explore new and different ways forward that feel more positive, growthful and satisfying.

Kathryn has experience in both the voluntary sector as well as in private practice. She has also undertaken further studies on shame/anger/attachment and has interests in spirituality, humanity, meditation, yoga and mindfulness.

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Amy Woodrow. NSC: 1-1 Counselling/Psychotherapy

Amy Woodrow: Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

After both family and personal struggles with mental health and having received some excellent counselling myself I decided to study to be able to help others in similar situations. Having received counselling myself I understand how daunting it can be to seek help but know how much can be gained by working with an understanding counsellor that is right for you.

It is important to me to offer you a safe and confidential environment to speak freely. To really listen to you, with empathy and no judgement, so that together we can find the right path forward for you.

As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of techniques to explore the past and the present and your hopes for the future. My core training is in person Centred counselling meaning I will follow the core conditions of that field, those being to show empathy, be honest and genuine and never to judge, to accept you as you are and we will work in a direction and pace set by you.

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am fully accredited member of the National Counselling Society and am therefore bound by their code of conduct end ethics.

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Janine Daws Adults and Children

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice

Janine is has worked within an educational setting since 2012 and became the Mental Health First Aid Champion in her place of work in 2017. Janine has worked with a variety of age groups providing the space for adults and young people the time to talk about anxiety; bereavement; confidence; self-esteem; divorce and many other issues. She is a caring, empathetic Counsellor trained in Integrative Counselling and registered with The National Counselling Society. She has completed a three year course studying a Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and has outstanding feedback from her clients and Supervisor.

Janine's works with both Adults and Children and continues her work within an educational setting as well as being part of our team here at HSP.

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Richard Brotherston-Barnett: 1-1 Adult Counselling Online; EMDR; Trauma-informed Therapy

Richard Brotherston-Barnett MBACP. Adv Dip Person-Centred Counselling, Adv Dip Addiction Studies, EMDR

Prior to qualifying as a counsellor in 2007, Richard had a successful career in corporate IT/Finance in which he developed a keen interest in workplace culture and wellbeing. This led to his eventual move into the world of health and social care and a significant amount of time working within the field of substance misuse and addiction whilst also developing his own private practice.
His experience spans a broad range of settings including the NHS where he began as a front-line therapist and progressed to managing a multi-disciplinary substance-misuse service both within the community and across the secure estate (prisons, courts and custody suites).
In more recent years, Richard has broadened his training and experience in the field of trauma, leading to his qualification in EMDR and working alongside a number of specialist services supporting survivors of sexual abuse.
Whilst his core model stems from a humanistic, person-centred approach, his subsequent personal development and training enables him to draw from an integrative toolkit, working collaboratively with his clients in a safe, empathic and authentic space to help them discover what works for them in their own unique and personal journey and at their own pace.
He has also undertaken specific professional development in the field of neurodiversity and works as part of a UK-wide network of therapists working with the emotional repercussions of dyslexia and neurodiversity.
Richard has always been a passionate advocate of the third-sector, spending many years not only in roles within it, but also co-establishing voluntary sector organisations including a successful local LGBTQIA forum and latterly an international animal-welfare non-profit.