My name is Amanda Budden and I am a qualified Psychotherapist, Children's Counsellor, Child/Parent Relationship Therapist, Brainspotting and certified Autplay provider. My background includes a special interest in Attachment Parenting and the effect of early years experiences on mental health and development, together with many years of being involved with working with children and young people in a variety of settings.
I believe 100% that no child wants to be naughty and there is always a reason behind the behaviour and that's why I am passionate about teaching parents how to form stronger, lasting connections with their children, together with helping children and young people heal and build resilience. Part of my ethos is also about enabling all children to reach their full potential, whatever their current difficulties.
My work is inclusive, whether children are neurotypical or neurodiverse. Please note, I do not support behavioural-modification programs such as ABA.
I am integratively trained, which means whatever therapy model I work with, is underpinned with non-judgement, empathy and unconditional positive regard for my clients, and the most important aspect of my work is a solid, therapeutic relationship.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework (a commitment to clients to work to professional standards and build ethical relationships). A mandatory part of this framework is that all therapists are supervised by a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist , which means (that while a client's personal details are never revealed) I have regular access to another opinion if needed and someone to ensure I'm on 'the right track'. I have a current DBS Certificate.
My education is at HND level with a Child Psychology Degree in progress..
On a more personal level I am a wife, mum to a 7 year old and am potty about animals, gaming, model farming and Star Wars.
'Thank you so much for all you've done for me in helping me get through my exams. I was convinced I was going to fail' (From an 18 year old student with ADHD)
'I really was starting to give up hope of improving school attendance - thank you so much ' (From the Mum of a 9 year old with ASD)
'So much happier and better able to communicate feelings to us - thank you' (From the carer of a 7 year old with behavioural issues)
'Your work is amazing - I can really see an improvement in my child's behaviour. (From the mum of a 6 year old with ASD/SPD/PDA)
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TA9 4HJ, Highbridge, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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