Amanda Swan | Accredited Counsellor | Canterbury | NCPS

Amanda Swan

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-04428

Location: Canterbury

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It is my aim to help my clients feel safe and supported from the very beginning. Deciding to embark on therapy can be a difficult decision to make which brings its own challenges as well as what issues or concerns you are taking to therapy. Opening up to a stranger is not always the easiest thing to do, which is why building a rapport is important to establish trust. It is my job to help you allay some of the fears and worries of therapy by talking these through with you in the first instance so that when you come to talking about the issues you want to bring to therapy, you will be able to concentrate on these with more confidence.
I have taught psychology in university and college, I have been a TA in an SEN school, worked with adult and child offenders in YOS (KCC Youth Offending) and COSA (Circles of Support & Accountability), I have also worked with Victim Support supporting victims of crime, I have worked for Cruse supporting bereaved families, and I am a trained restorative justice facilitator where I have facilitated small groups, bringing victims and witnesses of crime together. I have much life experience to offer too, including having lived abroad.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    2021 - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    2020 - Bereavement & Loss trained by Cruse Bereavement Care
    2017- Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
    2012 - Masters Degree - Criminology
    2011 - Restorative Justice Facilitator in Adult and Youth Offending
    2009 - Bachelor of Science - Psychology
    Victim Support - Supporter of Victims of Crime
    Kent County Council - Youth Offending
    Circles of Support & Accountability - Adult Offending
    Heath Farm School, Ashford, Kent - Special Educational Needs School
    Cruse Bereavement Care
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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