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Definition:

Adverb: In a new or different and

typically more positive way

Why Counselling?

The majority of us will at times feel overwhelmed or struggle to cope with our emotions or difficult life events. Talking to those closest to us can help us to process our feelings, but this often has its limitations. 

Counselling offers a calm, non-judgmental and dedicated space to work through whatever is troubling you. With the support and expertise of a qualified professional, you can gain valuable insight into your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and relationships. With this deeper understanding you will develop coping strategies and techniques that work for you; unlocking your unique potential, realising your goals, and empowering you to begin life anew.

About Me

Hi, I'm Amanda,

I recognise how hard it can be to reach out for support when you need it the most and how daunting the prospect of counselling can be, particularly if you are not used to talking about your emotions. I aim to make this as easy as possible, and ensure that you make a choice that suits your needs and feels right.

No matter what you are facing, I will meet you with warmth, compassion and respect, offering you empathy, acceptance and a calm, comfortable space to explore difficult feelings and experiences. I aim to put you at ease, building a genuine rapport so that you can understand yourself and your relationships more fully, and find the best way forward for you.

Amanda New from Anew Counselling

Amanda New

Integrative Counsellor

MBACP Dip, BSc (Hons)

I counsel adults and young people (aged 11+) from my counselling room in Crookham Village.​ I am experienced in working with clients from varied backgrounds who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing for a variety of reasons. I offer both short-term solution focussed therapy and open-ended counselling so that you can work at a pace and depth that suits your needs and goals. 

As an integrative therapist I don't believe in a 'one size fits all' approach. Instead I draw from a range of different modalities (humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive, existential, transactional analysis, and physiological), tailoring my approach to suit you. It can be difficult to put distressing experiences, thoughts and emotions into words, so if you are amenable I may employ various creative tools and techniques to aid self-expression, build understanding and explore alternative perspectives (drawing, therapy cards, worksheets, games, mindmaps, family tree, sandtray, mini-figures etc). This can be particularly useful with young people, neuro-diverse clients, and those who struggle to articulate themselves verbally. 

Building a trusting relationship is fundamental to the work, so it is really important to find the right person to take this journey with. For this reason I offer a free (no obligation) phone or video call so that we can learn more about each other, you can ask any questions, and we can determine if we are a good fit. 

All the best,

Signed by Amanda

Qualifications

Counselling Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Certificate in Counselling Studies

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

  • BSc (Hons) in Social Psychology

BACP Registered Member 401697 MBACP
Counselling Directory Verified

Professional Standards

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), meaning I adhere to their ethical framework and professional guidelines

  • Enhanced DBS clearance, permitting me to work with children and vulnerable people

  • Safeguarding & Prevent training

  • Professional indemnity insurance

  • ICO membership, demonstrating GDPR compliance

  • Commitment to continued professional development (CPD)

Enhanced DBS Checked
ICO Membership
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  • Anxiety, stress & panic

  • Abuse

  • Addiction

  • ADHD, ADD

  • ASD 

  • Attachment issues

  • Bereavement & loss

  • Bullying & discrimination

  • Co-dependency

  • Confidence & self-esteem issues

  • Depression or low mood

  • Divorce & relationship breakdown

  • Emotional regulation difficulties

  • Family breakdowns & separation 

  • Grief & Loss

  • Identity, gender & sexuality

  • Life Transitions

  • Loneliness & isolation 

  • OCD

  • Phobias & fears

  • Self-harm

  • Shame

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Trauma

  • Various mental health conditions

Areas of Expertise

"When I came to you I felt lost. You changed my world. You have made me laugh and cry, but most importantly reminded me of who I am and how strong I am. I am leaving knowing that I can cope and keep going, even when everything is shit."

Anon, 17 years old

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