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MSc Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes - Award: Distinction - Metanoia

FdSc Counselling (Integrative) - Award: Merit - Greenwich University

ABC NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory

Barnardo's Adoption Service Certificate - supplier number: 79583


EMDR Therapy Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 - Richard Mitchell; EMDR Works

Certificate in CBT with Heart? - Hemmings Field Associates; BACP Endorsed

Certificate in Attachment Focused Therapy - Barnardo's

Certificate in Young Persons Counselling - Alton Counselling Service

Certificate in Counselling Couples - Basingstoke Counselling Service

Advanced Certificate in Working with Couples - Juliet Grayson; COSRT Endorsed

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course - Barbara Boxhall

Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention


BA(Hons) English & History                                                                                         

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary) - qualified teacher status (QTS)


I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Accredited) and abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018).


My on-going interests and continuing professional development (CPD) include:-


  • Otherness in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Dr Dwight Turner: Metanoia

  • Stopping Antidepressants - Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • A Secure Base in the Therapy Room - Dr Gwen Adshead; Basingstoke Counselling Service

  • Developmental Trauma - Lynne Davis; Petersfield Counselling Service

  • Communication and Difference - Mary Clegg; COSRT Endorsed

  • Meeting Your Partner's Needs - Mary Clegg; COSRT Endorsed

  • Internal Family Systems - Paula Biles; Petersfield Counselling Service

  • Working with Adoption - Barnardo's

  • Sex, Arousal and Ageing - Mary Clegg; COSRT Endorsed

  • Growth Mindset and Building Resilience - Hampshire County Council

  • Getting Started with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Lucy Dorey

  • Understanding and Working with Anxiously Attached Clients - Linda Cundy

  • Dealing with Affairs - Mary Clegg; COSRT Endorsed

  • Couples in Conflict - Nicola Jones; COSRT Endorsed

  • Understanding and Recognising Sex Addiction - Paula Hall@London Therapy Foundation

  • Fundamentals of Working with Couples - Juliet Grayson; COSRT Endorsed

  • Working with Trauma - Elisabeth Ross @Richmond MIND

  • Attachment Theory in the Therapy Room: an Introduction to the Dynamic-Maturational Model - Steve Morris; PCS

  • Counselling Children, Young People and Young Adults - MindEd BACP

  • Let's Talk about Sex! - Gloria Flynn-Piercy & Carter Portch@Relate; Greenwich Conference

  • Working with the Dream - Elise Wardle

  • An Introduction to Couples Work using EFT - Crossways Counselling

  • Sexuality and Gender in the therapy room - Dr Meg Barker; Greenwich Conference

  • Attachment and Wellbeing - Jean Knight; Petersfield Counselling Service

  • Attachment in the Therapeutic Relationship - Sir Richard Bowlby

  • Why Family Matters - Systemic and Family therapy - Tavistock Clinic

  • Shame about the Body -Shame in the Body - Dr Phil Mollon; Greenwich Conference

  • Working with Sandtrays and Guided Imagery - Kitty Willis; Petersfield Counselling Service

  • The Physicality of the Self - working with Psychosomatic Distress - Dr Maggie Turp; Greenwich Conference



As well as my commitment to Barnardo's, I also support clients referred from social services and various Employee Assistance Providers.  My experience has helped me understand the importance of balancing work and home life and I have a particular interest in attachment styles, parenting and the challenge of work / life balance and pressures on the modern family; individual and couple.  Previous involvement with Home-Start UK has also been invaluable.  Additionally, I am a SAPERE Philosophy for Children level 1 teacher which has equipped me with further skills when working with young people.


Qualifications and Background

Amanda Croft - Cosmos Counselling

Further information:


  • Enhanced DBS for Adults and Children checked (formerly CRB check).

  • Registered with Ofsted since 2016.

  • Yearly Child Protection and Safeguarding training.

  • Monthly supervision in line with BACP and EMDR UK & Ireland guidelines.

  • I undertake regular continuing professional development (CPD) conferences, courses and workshops to keep up to date and increase my skills.

  • Professional liability insurance with PPS.

  • Member of EMDR UK & Ireland.

  • Listed in the BACP's 'It's good to talk' , Counselling Directory, Psychology Today and findatherapist websites.

  • BUPA finder profile -


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