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Mrs Amaia Mackle

Counselling, Psychotherapy

  • Fee assured
Overview

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

About me

My clients say consistently that I am naturally warm, that they feel comfortable with me very quickly, that I am supportive and that they feel hopeful and encouraged after the sessions even when we have had to explore difficult or painful issues.

I offer an authentic and honest working relationship based on the trust that we will built together. It is this trust that will enable us to share and explore your issues in a safe environment. I will support you and guide you if difficult feelings appear by using practical methods and strategies to manage emotions.

I am an integrative humanistic counsellor which means that your wellbeing is at the centre of my practice and that the ethical principles and the values of honestly, empathy and respect are the pillars of our relationship. By integration, I mean that if you like, I will use techniques from different approaches to therapy when I believe they will be of benefit to you.

I am also a relational counsellor. By this I mean that I relate and interact with you and not just listen.

We will create together a space and a time that will help you with whatever you bring to therapy.

I am a UKRCP and BACP accredited counsellor with 14 years experience working for the NHS and in private practice.

I have worked in many different areas and departments within the NHS through the years: the former Primary Care Trust at different surgeries in York, York Hospital Trust, Priory Medical Group within three of its surgeries and TEWV NHS Trust.

I have also worked in two secondary schools counselling children and staff, in the Women Counselling Service in Harrogate and in Askham Grange prison in York.

In private practice, I work with the University of York and York Hospital Trust and also with different Government Ministries and York City Council through different EAP companies. I also work with Axa and Aviva.

These different settings have allowed me to work with a great variety of people of different nationalities, races, religions, education and backgrounds, and many different problems and issues both in short-term and long-term therapy. We can work with current immediate issues or deeper long standing ones.

I trust in the capacity my clients have to heal and recover and consider my role is that of a humble helper in my clients' journeys.

We may use our therapeutic relationship to aid the understanding of dynamics that might be displayed in your every day life. The understanding of emotions and how they affect our bodies, appropriate supportive challenging and information sharing, may also be part of our therapy if they are of benefit to you.

Similarly, if it is just offloading what you come for, I will respect it. Whatever your aims and your needs are, they will be respected.

I offer an initial flexible appointment of up to 90 min for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you and for me to confirm that I can help you. This initial session will be charged at the same rate as the 60 minute sessions that might follow.

I am flexible and will try to accommodate any further 60 min. appointments to suit you whenever possible within these times:

9am - 4pm (last session starts at 3pm) Mondays & Tuesdays,

9am - 3pm (last session starts at 2pm) Wednesdays & Thursdays,

1.00pm-3.00pm (last session starts at 2pm) on Fridays (only occasionally)

Please, do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat if you require further information about me, my practice or any other questions you may have.

I look forward to welcoming you into my practice.

Areas of interest

Family & relationship issues
Bereavement / Loss
Divorce / Separation
Cross Cultural Issues
Work related issues
Mental health issues
Pregnancy and childbirth
Abortion
Infertility
Post Natal Depression
Miscarriage
Psychosomatic issues
Personality problems
Physical problems
Depression
Suicide
Anxiety / Stress
Phobias
Obsessions
Panic attacks
Eating disorders
Anger issues
Self-esteem and confidence
Trauma & PTSD
OCD
Gambling
Addictions
Bullying / Harassment
Child Sexual Abuse
Adult Sexual Abuse
Sexuality
Self-Harm
Domestic violence
Violence / assault
Criminal offences
Living / Welfare

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability

Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations
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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

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