Watford WD24
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About Amanda

Its my goal to help you find yourself again, sounds cheesy I know, but here's why...

I left the Welsh Valleys at 17 years young, suitcase in hand, escaping childhood trauma but unfortunately stepping into several years of domestic violence.  The result of 8 years of trauma left me with PTSD, flashbacks, severely anxious, a self-esteem that was on the floor and saw me entering a string of destructive relationships.  After being bullied by a particularly narcissistic female boss and suffering post natal depression, I realised I was repeating unhealthy patterns, being triggered too often and I needed to change, monumentally.  And I was ready…

And so my journey began.  I entered over 200 hours of personal therapy, with several different therapists, over many years.  I put myself on wellbeing courses, read self-help books, watched ted talks and soaked up as much knowledge as I could.  I learned how to self care, using exercise, diet, yoga, meditation and mindfulness, creativity and lots of practical tools.  I surrounded myself with a supportive network of friends, family, therapists and professional services, which I am eternally grateful for, all of which helped me (and still do to this day) remain balanced and well.

Finally feeling comfortable in my own shoes, I realised that I wanted to pass my knowledge and tools that I had learned, that had put me back together when I felt broken and unfixable.  I wanted to make what I had been through mean something, to help others recover, so I qualified as an integrative counsellor

I followed it up with the Award in Education and Training and began writing and teaching wellbeing courses for mental health charities – Herts Mind Network, Mind and The New Leaf College.  I now work with couples, and facilitate mindfulness and anxiety management groups and have began writing my first book.  Counsellors under the BACP have to do 30 hours of continuous professional development a year so I’ve specialised in mental health, autism, trauma and inner child work, as well as coaching.

Life isn’t a dress rehearsal.  You don’t have to continue to live with difficulty.  You can heal and feel empowered again.  Live your best life.

Amanda Wells

Counselling and Psychotherapy

It’s an innate human need to belong and have nourishing, respectful, equal and reciprocal relationships.  We also need to live authentically, let our true selves be seen and ultimately live a peaceful life, knowing that the life we live reflects our deepest desires, values and needs.

Come and work with me, let’s find your mojo!  We’re not perfect human beings, that doesn’t exist, but you can fall in love with the process of becoming the very best version of yourself, because that’s who you really are.  Make life magical!

How I can help you

There isn't anything that we can't talk about in the therapy room from sexuality to trauma, mental health issues and relationships but here are some more ideas, click on them to find out more...
Anxiety and Depression Management

Anxiety and Depression Management

Anxiety and depression can hit at any time, nobody is infallible.

Loss

Loss

Losing a loved one can be enormously distressing, confusing and complex.

Complex PTSD and Trauma

Complex PTSD and Trauma

PTSD can occur after a traumatic event. Complex PTSD can occur after multiple complicated trauma such as repeated childhood sexual, physical...

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is an uncomfortable topic for most and sadly too common for all genders.

Relationship Therapy

Relationship Therapy

Couples therapy can be a powerful way for two people to explore and heal their relationship if that is what you both want.

Self-esteem and Confidence

Self-esteem and Confidence

Everyone has a presenting self, which can be useful for professional situations.

Self-harm

Self-harm

Self-harm is often a way to release that internal build-up of pressure and cope with overwhelming distress.

Sexuality

Sexuality

A person’s sexuality is as unique as the intricacies of your personality.

Phone: 07984 449342
Watford WD24