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Amanda Garber Counselling and Psychotherapy

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All About Therapy

Seeking therapy can be an opportunity to make sense of your past and consider how you respond to the present and prepare for the future.

The aim of therapy is to increase self awareness, and to help make changes that feel right for you. We can all experience difficulties in our lives: sometimes we feel stuck with an issue and might wish to reflect on our lives from a new perspective. It could  be that a stressful situation or traumatic event leaves us feeling vulnerable and unable to cope. Being listened to with empathy can help you to deal with and overcome issues that are causing distress or unhappiness.

It may be that you want to discuss a current life event, or something that has been troubling you for some  time.  Seeing a therapist means talking with someone in a confidential, reflective and caring environment. This can help you to explore issues and understand your situation and emotions more fully, with the aim of helping you to feel happier and stronger with a greater sense of control.

 By being understood in a supportive, non–judgemental and confidential relationship, you can find ways in which to explore and gain a deeper understanding of yourself, others and your relationships.

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Is therapy right for you?

It may be that you are finding  it hard to work out just what the problem is and are perhaps feeling stuck or confused.

Being able to gain insight facilitates greater self-awareness, understanding and enhanced self-esteem thus promoting confidence and an improved quality of  life.

Therapy can help you to:

  • Identify your problems.

  • Find your own way of living in a more satisfying and resourceful way.

  • Support you to clarify your thoughts and feelings.

  • Make decisions which can lead to changes in your life.

  • Enhance your relationships.

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About Amanda

My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is person centred and humanistic. This means that I work in a non-directive and non-judgmental way.
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred. Membership number - 067698). This means that I subscribe and adhere to their Code of Ethics.
I have substantial experience of working within statutory, voluntary and private sector counselling services.

Amanda Garber

BA Hons.
Dip. T.Counselling
Cert. Counselling

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How I can help you

Issues that therapy can help with and are often hard to overcome include:

  • Low self esteem

  • Relationship issues

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Racism & Cultural Identity

  • Stress

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Health Related Issues

  • Sexual Issues

  • Gender identity issues

  • Childhood trauma and abuse

  • Sexual, physical and emotional abuse

  • Compulsive behaviour

  • Addiction and substance misuse

  • Fertility issues

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"It is the client that knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what expereinces have been deeply buried".

Carl Rogers

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I offer therapy for individuals on a short-term or open-ended basis from my practice in Stroud Green (between Crouch End and Finsbury Park). 

Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis and last for 50 minutes.
If, after contact has been made either by phone or email, we decide that it would be helpful to meet, the next step will be an initial consultation where we can discuss your needs and how we can work together.


Initial consultation £50

Ongoing sessions £70

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Covid19 and Online Sessions

I am currently offering both face to face and online sessions using Zoom. 

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Contact Me

Phone: 07562 928 839

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