Amanda has a passion to help people who are struggling with their emotions to become ‘unstuck’ and get back on track with living the life they want.
Amanda offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness.
Amanda is fully accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Amanda specialises in working with common mental health problems and emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and disordered eating.
Amanda started in mental health in the 1990s. Following her Psychology degree, she began working as a volunteer with the Scottish council, offering counselling skills to people struggling with addiction. She worked for many years with young people in drug and alcohol services in England and trained in Person-Centred Counselling.
In 2000 she qualified as a Registered Nurse and she remains on the NMC Register. She has worked in a variety of different mental health settings and further specialised in working with addiction.
She went on to work with an Early Intervention In Psychosis Team and later gained the opportunity to study a PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which has been her focus ever since. Amanda is trained to deliver CBT treatments (as recommended by NICE) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compasion Focused Therapy.
Dr. Orazio Giuffrida
Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist,
Laurea, PhD, SoE Equival., Pg Dip. Clin Neuropsych, Cpsychol, Csci.
Dr. Giuffrida graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1998 at La Sapienza University of Rome. He then obtained a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at Cardiff University in 2005, a Statement of Equivalence in Clinical Psychology with the British Psychological Society at Leicester in 2007 and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at Glasgow University in 2011.Dr. Giuffrida started his career in Rome delivering a range of interventions including clinical assessment, and structured Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. After his move to the United Kingdom he worked within Cardiff University as a Researcher and published articles in the field of Health Psychology.During his time in London he has worked extensively across a number of NHS Trusts leading on the development of Neuropsychological services for several newly established Memory Clinics. He has extensive experience in working in the field of Mental Health using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic, Psychodynamic and Biopsychosocial approaches.He is registered as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist with BUPA and AXA PPP.Areas of Clinical specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology, Dementias, Memory and Psychotherapy with Older People, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Anxiety, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Grieving, Personality Disorders, and Conversion Disorder.