Amanda Perl MSc BSc Adv Dip Couns
Psychotherapist Counsellor CBT Practitioner
MBPsS BACP (Accred)
“Life begins on the other side of despair” Jean-Paul Sartre
I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can share and explore present and past experiences, express thoughts and feelings, gain personal awareness enjoying a better quality of life, robust mental health, improved well-being and positive relationships.
My experience and interests include: anxiety, paranoid anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, trauma, PTSD, OCD, phobias, anger management, personality disorders, eating disorders including obesity, physical and sexual abuse, gender and sexuality, addiction(s) including substance misuse, alcohol, food, compulsive lying, affairs and betrayals, sex and porn, internet, gambling and gaming in addition to relationship issues specialising in men and women positioned as “abuser” or “abused” aka “perpetrator” or “survivor (victim)”, caught up in a cycle of emotional abuse. Additionally, work-related stress, redundancy, bullying, prejudice.
Training, qualifications & experience
My belief is that each of us is unique with the potential for growth and development and can move forward in our own way. My practice is humanistic existential, integrating Person-Centred, Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis, Schema Therapy, CBT (recommended under the NICE Guidelines), Psychodynamic and Gestalt approaches.
I am qualified to Accreditation level with the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (“BACP”). I am also a Member of the British Psychological Society (“BPS”). I hold the position of Course Lead for the LIFE-FORCE Stage 4 BACP Accredited Counselling Diploma. Workshops and presentations delivered at BPS Conferences and school INSET staff training days include Assertiveness and Relationships, Personality Disorders, Mindfulness, Health & Well-being, Addictions and Disordered Eating. Fellow practitioners, if you wish to train with me, CPD workshops are available in a range of interventions.
Previous positions: Clinical Lead, Team leader, Group Facilitator, Domestic Violence Lead, Trainer, Developer and Lead on Transtheoretical and Structured Day care programmes. Specific Recovery Service Programmes set up within large London Boroughs.
Initial training: long-term psychotherapy with outpatients at an NHS Department of Psychotherapy & Art Psychotherapy (up to 104 weeks per patient) with those amongst us facing serious challenges to mental health diagnosed with personality disorders [including narcissistic, borderline, antisocial], bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Experience also includes working with jointly commissioned third sector Charity/NHS and Dual Diagnosis Services. Additionally delivering training and interventions within the Criminal Justice System.
My qualifications and training include:
MSc in Psychology
BSc (Hons) in Psychology
Advanced (Integrative) Diploma in Counselling
Eating Disorders & Nutrition
CBT for Depression
Anxiety (Integrated approach)
Emotional Abuse (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-36257791)
Mindset (sports psychology)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Gender and Sexuality
Addictive Thinking, Drugs & Alcohol, Gambling, Internet, Gaming, Porn
Accredited register membership
- Emotionally abusive relationships: Survivors of narcissistic parents
- Emotionally abusive relationships: Technological violence, stalking on Facebook and social media
- Emotionally abusive relationships: anger, men and feminism on International Women’s Day
- Emotionally abusive relationships: how to tell if you’ve been manipulated by a narcissist
- Male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse: Men coming out of the shadows
- Anxiety and escapism: a post-traumatic stress disorder
- Understanding personality disorders: Triangulation
- Understanding personality disorders: Symptoms and treatment
- Caught up in the cycle of emotional abuse
- Why we project: Understanding our alternative reality
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples
Range £40 to £75 per 50 minute session
Basildon: currently no availability [potential to be seen at Leigh-on-Sea Practice, please enquire]
Leigh-on-Sea: please enquire for initial assessment appointment
Groups: fees and availability on request
Workshops, INSET days, Presentations, Seminars, Conferences: fees and availability on request
Supervision £60 per hour: currently no availability