Amanda Middleton: Therapy and Consulting

Psychotherapy and Counselling

I see therapy/counselling as a collaborative relationship that seeks to bring healing and change in people’s lives.

What can the therapy I offer help with?

  • Relationships – patterns, communication, desired changes
  • Being more confident in yourself, in your social and working lives.
  • Managing intense and difficult feelings, such as anger, sadness, anxiety, depression and stuckness.
  • Developing a positive and fulfilling sexual life.
  • Struggles with sexual identity, sexual desire and sex.
  • Changing your use of alcohol and drugs.
  • Coping with histories of violence and abuse.
  • Collaboratively stopping all forms of violence in relationships.
  • Life changes, e.g. births, deaths, separations, relationship changes, illness, migration.
  • Coping with and fighting against all types of discrimination.

This list is not exhaustive! Please contact me to discuss your needs if you want to come to therapy, but not sure if I am able to work with the difficulties you or your family are experiencing.

People and problems are different and need different approaches in therapy. When I begin to work with people I explore with them how they would like their therapy to be.

We talk over what changes they would like to make and the mix of reflective conversation, questions and suggestions that would best suit them. This is so that the therapy can be collaborative and work best for the person or people attending.

I work with people of all sexualities, gender identities, and family configurations and have completed specific training in working with people who identify as LGBT (and beyond), people in non-monogamous relationships and people who practice kink/BDSM. I have also received specialist training and had years of experience supporting people and families living with mental health problems, people who use drugs and alcohol in problematic ways and people who are living with the effects of abuse and violence.

I offer both short and long term work. Together can we talk about how often you would like to come, how many sessions you would like and how much space between appointments is best for you. Ultimately it’s up to you how we structure the work.