Amanda Ingram Clear Beginnings Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision in Halifax and Leeds

About Me

My aim is to promote psychological health and wellbeing, whilst facilitating subtle yet profound change.

The foundation of my training is the Relational Approach, which is based on both Humanistic and Psychodynamic theories. However, I respect that everyone is individual and that their therapeutic needs differ, therefore when we meet I will be able to discuss this with you.
I have worked in an organisational setting for many years as a sessional counsellor woking with clients who bring a wide range of issues of varying complexity.

Personal Approach:

The foundation of my training is the Relational Approach, which enables the exploration of both your self experience and your relationships with others. This approach helps to highlight and appropriately create change in unhelpful debilitating patterns. I do however respect that everyone is individual, and that their therapeutic needs differ. Therefore, I am able to integrate a range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapy to ensure that my approach is tailored to your needs.This will provide safe and effective support whilst we work collaboratively towards your personal aims.

I have a keen interest in Transactional Analysis which I incorporate into my practice where appropriate to help clients to develop their awareness of both themselves and their relationships. This approach focuses on helping you to fully understand any behaviors, thoughts and feelings by discovering their unconscious meanings and motivations.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and I work in accordance with their ethical framework.

Professional Qualifications:

*Post Graduate Certificate in Counsellor Supervision (York St John University).

*Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Leeds Metropolitan University).

*I hold a Certificate in Couples Counselling.

* Foundation Course in Transactional Analysis.
I have a keen interest in Transactional Analysis and after completing the foundation course I have continued into advanced clinical training in this specialist area.

* Introduction Certificate to CBT

*Mosaic II training on issues surrounding sexual abuse.

*Certificate in Counselling (Wakefield College).

I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and fully uphold their Code of Practice. I am committed to Continued Personal Development and therefore I regularly attend various training courses.

Areas of Specialism:

I am able to offer both long and short-term therapy, and I have extensive experience in helping clients dealing with issues including:

  • Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Sexual abuse
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Low Self Esteem / Confidence
  • Bereavement / Loss
  • Redundancy
  • Depression


Fees & Cancellations Policy

Each Therapy Session will last for 50 minutes, and costs £70.00.

Couples Counselling is £ 85 for a 60 minute appointment.
(A further 30 minutes can be added to the session for an additional 50% of the fee).

My cancellation policy requires a minimum of 48 hours' notice before a session; otherwise the full fee will be payable.
However appointments cancelled before this time can be rearranged where possible and will not incur a charge.


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