Name: Amy Batchelor
Location: Shorne
Age Range: 15+
Therapy offered: Face-to-Face, Online via Zoom
What I can help with: Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Family issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma


About me
I am friendly, caring, compassionate and I truly do care about your well-being. I will provide a space where you can talk (or talk only a bit if that is what you need) and I will listen and be present with you. I understand that trust can sometimes take a while which is understandable and normal so I will be patient and non-judgemental when listening to you.

​I currently work with over 15’s and adults with a range of diversities, in private practice. This is from my home in Shorne which offers a lovely view of fields from the conservatory. I work with clients who experience difficulties with anxiety; OCD; depression; relationships which includes families; friends and partners; low self-worth and self-esteem; PTSD ;sexual, emotional and physical abuse; bereavement; loss and those who are towards the end of their life. I also find that some of these can overlap and you cannot always put how you are feeling into a box or put a label on it.

My work experience previously before private practice was working at a family hub working with clients who had a range of mental health difficulties. I also worked as a bereavement counsellor working with adults in a hospice.

​Person-Centred is the approach I use as a base for my sessions with clients which means the sessions are led by you, this could seem daunting and some clients worry that they need to ‘bring’ something to every session. But all it means is that the sessions revolve around what you need at that time. You may not know what that is, which is ok, I am here to guide you through that. When I say ‘base’, this means that I am not restricted to this approach therefore if your situation/you requires a more integrated or structured approach, then we work with what you need. Clients often say when they finish a session that they didn’t think they had anything to talk about, it can be surprising what you do or do not talk about but it’s important to understand that there is no pressure and some weeks, some things may or may not seem as important which is why it is best to go with what you need at that time.

I may be your counsellor but I have also been a client, so I understand the reservations, the hesitations, the feelings around initially having counselling and the whole process of counselling. I hope knowing this provides you with reassurance that whilst I can never know exactly what you are going through, I am certainly familiar with all of those normal human feelings that are involved when building a relationship with a counsellor.

​I will be me within the sessions. What I mean by that is you will gain a sense of who I am as a person whilst in the sessions, with the aim that you will feel like you are talking to a human being not a robot, hopefully making you feel more comfortable to be yourself.

Please visit my website for more information.

Tel: 07394 690989