Watford WD24
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About Amanda

It's always an honour and a privelidge to be allowed to be alongside you on your recovery journey, to help you heal from the trauma you've experienced in your life, but here's why I have such passion...

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 complex 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 recovery journey began aged 23.  I entered over 100 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 help me 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 trained as an integrative counsellor.  I don’t believe that one way fixes all, having learned from the variety of approaches that had helped me.

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 saw a lot of complex trauma cases entering the therapy room and so I followed my passion and specialised by completing a Level 7 PgDip in Traumatology and PTSD.

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

Amanda Wells

PsychoTraumatology

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 and values.

Come and work with me, let’s find your mojo and heal pain from your past!  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 before your past got in the way.  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. 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