Amy Peters MBACP Dip. Couns.
Counselling for ADHD, Autism and Other Neurodivergence
Hi, I’m Amy. I’m a fully qualified and insured counsellor working with teens and adults online and in person near Canterbury. I specialise in working with neurodivergent individuals and their families (with or without a diagnosis). If you’d like to know more, please see my Autism/ADHD page. I also work with a range of other issues such as anxiety, identity issues, stress, self esteem, bereavement, depression, work related issues and relationship difficulties.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I also have comprehensive safeguarding training/experience and I hold a current DBS. See my Qualifications page for more details.
I’m an integrative counsellor which means I can use a variety of different methods to best help you including person centred therapy, CBT, transactional analysis and creative techniques. I can also offer the Rewind therapy technique for trauma. I believe that my flexible approach will help you feel safe and empowered whilst providing you with coping strategies and insights to help you gain clarity in your life.
It’s important above all else that you feel comfortable with your counsellor. So for this reason I offer a free 15 minute phone or video call so we can have a chat and you can see if I am the right fit for you. Click the button below to contact me.
For parents of neurodivergent teens, I also off one off online support sessions. Ideal for those parents of autistic or ADHD children who are seeking some strategies and/or guidance to help and understand their child. See my parent support page for more details.
Feel free to take a look around my site and read my blog for tips on mental health and self care. There are also lots of free downloadable tools on my Shop page and see my Etsy shop for more therapy resources for purchase.
See my therapist support page for details of my coaching sessions for therapists wanting to start their own private practice. Particularly useful for those therapist who may be neurodivergent and want to explore any barriers to success and get some tips on how to get started.
“Amy is an excellent listener – patient, compassionate, practical and non-judgemental. She provided invaluable support when I needed it most. Thank you so much!” – Client Feedback
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