Amanda Macdonald

Counsellor and Psychotherapist for children and adults

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

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Hi, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a friendly and welcoming counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with adults and children, tailoring the approach as much as possible to what it is that you hope to gain or change through therapy. I offer an initial 30 minute session free of charge, which gives you the chance to share a bit about what it is that has brought you to therapy, and to ask any questions.

ADHDAdjustment DisorderAging ConcernsAnxietyAspergersAttachment TheoryAutismCareer CounselingChild or Adolescent IssuesChronic Pain or IllnessCoachingCodependencyDepressionDivorceFamily CaregivingFamily ConflictGender IdentityInfertilityInsomniaIntellectual DisabilityLearning DisorderLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefNonviolent CommunicationPanicParentingPersonal GrowthPolitical ClimatePostpartumPregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)Premarital CounselingPsychodynamicRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSocial PhobiaSpiritualityWomen’s Issues

I work pluralistically, which means that I integrate person centred, psychodynamic and existential theory. What this means is that with your knowledge of what it is that brings you to therapy, and what you hope to gain or change from therapy I will work with you, enabling you to understand yourself better, and achieve what it is you are looking for. If you chose to work with me as your therapist, then my role is to listen to you, and provide a time when you are the focus. Working together to form a safe, reliable and trusting therapeutic relationship is considered more important than whatever type of therapy is on offer. Only when the client feels safe and heard within the therapeutic environment, can change or understanding truly occur.

I am member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP) and hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. In addition, I am currently completing MSc Psychotherapy Studies. I have worked as a counsellor with NHS IAPT clients, and with Place2Be in both a primary and senior school. Before training as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I worked in Corporate Communications, and take with me from this how important communication and connection is to us all. I have lived in Hong Kong, New York and London, and value the richness of connection.

Type of Therapy
  • Existential
  • Existential Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Sand Tray
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)SkypeTelephone