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Last updated: 2 May 2020
- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
In the early 1980's I trained and worked in Singapore as a counsellor. On returning to the UK I continued my training at Relate, working for them as a couple counsellor and psychosexual therapist for 8 years, after which I was appointed as senior counsellor with a busy GP practice, treating a diverse group of patients. I ran a private practice from my home and also treated patients at The Priory Hospital Chelmsford. Currently I treat patients at my home and also work for Mind the mental health charity as a senior psychosexual psychotherapist.
I also practice as an EMDR therapist which is recognised by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence). This is a powerful technique used to treat a variety of conditions such as phobias, anxiety related issues and trauma. I am a volunteer therapist for The Association for Postnatal Depression.
In 2018 I was accepted by COSRT as an Accredited Clinical Supervisor, supervising both trainee and experienced therapists.
Areas of interest
Depression; Stress; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Eating disorders; Individual therapy; Adolescent mental health; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); HIV / AIDS; Relationship problems; Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Major trauma; psychosexual therapist.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Amanda Hollingworth: http://amandahollingworthcounselling.co.uk
I keep up to date on current mental health problems by attending seminars and lectures specific to my speciality. I attended regular supervision demanded by my professional body COSRT.
I am a member of two reading groups. I enjoy walking, skiing and yoga.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Fluent
- Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling Theory & Practice Relate 1994
- Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy Relate 1997
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Senior Psychosexual Therapist Mid & North Essex Mind 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Accredited Member COSRT - College of Psychosexual Therapists - Accreditation No: 1293/204
Registered Member UKCP - United Kingdom Counsellors & Psychotherapists - Registration No: 00980826
Registered Member of SAC - Suffolk Association for Counselling.
- Chapel House Church Hill Kersey IPSWICH IP7...
- 10:00 - 18:00
- 01473 824663
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