Amanda Horlick MBACP MBPS - Integrative Counsellor
Hello! I am a qualified integrative counsellor who specialises in working with young people. I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I am bound by their Ethical Framework.
My training was integrative, meaning I am incredibly fortunate to be able to draw upon a number of different approaches depending on the needs of the person sat opposite me. I have found that some clients thrive with just having a witness; someone to listen, offer an empathic ear with no judgement, whilst other clients like a more structured approach with strategies and techniques. No two clients are the same and so it's important for me to recognise there is not a one size fits all approach. I can tailor our work together based on your needs and what will work best for you.
I have experience of working with young people with mild to moderate and severe mental health difficulties. Some of the presenting issues my clients have had are; anxiety, low mood, self harm and suicidal ideation, bereavement, family break down, previous (or current) domestic violence, relationship/friendship difficulties, bullying, cyber bullying, drug and alcohol related problems, all levels of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), low self esteem or self worth, self destructive behaviours, among others.
I have been afforded the opportunity to work with young people who are on the autistic spectrum and who see the world differently to how you and I do. My clients have also had difficulties such as ODD, ADD, ADHD or PTSD to contend with.
I provide a safe place to enable you to talk through your concerns and thoughts without judgement to enable you to unravel your problems and see them from a different, more manageable, perspective.