About Me

Counsellor | Arts Health Practitioner | Writer

Hi, I'm Amy! I'm based in Padiham, Burnley in Lancashire, North West of England. Whilst most of my work is from my home in Padiham, I do travel to the local areas of Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, and the smaller towns in between.

The work I do comes in three parts:

Counselling

I work with young people and adults on a one to one basis using talk therapy for a range of mental health, wellbeing and social issues. I can also use creative approaches to counselling where it is wanted and appropriate. I work from home for this but have the option to work in Burnley centre, Blackburn centre and Preston centre. I am also available to work online using secure video links.


Arts Health Practice

I design and facilitate writing for wellbeing workshops for community groups for a broad range of mental health, wellbeing and social issues. My special interest in this area is therapeutic writing.

Writing

And in my spare time, I like to write and perform my own writing at an open mic, pub or arts festivals! I am open to accepting commissioned creative pieces and my favourite type of work is creating experimental poetry exhibitions and performances. I am also available for content writing work. My areas of interest are in class and social issues, identity and sexuality, disability and mental health and North West landscapes/ heritage.

You can get more of a sense of how I work in these areas by continuing to explore this site, or you can get in touch with any questions you might have. 

I'll be happy to help.

  

 

My Qualifications

2018 - ongoing

MA Art Health

University of Central Lancashire

2014 -2018

BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing

University of Central Lancashire

2006 - 2010

Diploma in Counselling Theory and Practice

Burnley College and Facilitate Counselling Tuition 

 

It is a requirement that I have continuing professional development. I have had further training in the following areas:

  • GDPR

  • working creatively with childhood trauma

  • death, loss and bereavement

  • suicidal ideation

  • creative counselling online

  • providing online counselling

  • autism awareness in counselling a therapy

  • relational depth theory

  • existentialism's contributions to psychotherapy and counselling

  • understanding sexual differences in a relationship