Mrs Amanda Wu
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-06226
Amanda Wu is an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and is the founder of Kind Mind Therapy. She provides counselling services to children, adolescents and adults. In addition to an advanced psychotherapeutic counselling diploma, Amanda has an honours degree in psychology. She is also a trained and accredited hypnotherapist. She uses an integrative approach to counselling, therefore she integrates a number of different models and techniques to her work including person-centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, gestalt and transactional analysis. In addition to this, Amanda is trained in mindfulness and she often includes this within her practice.
Amanda works with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, eating disorders, relationship issues, addictions, behavioural issues (in children & teens) & many more. Amanda believes very much in a ‘one size does not fit all’ method and tailors her therapy to suit each individual. She is very gentle in her approach and aims to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for her clients.
This year Amanda was awarded the ‘Outstanding Individual’ award within NHS Lanarkshire & has recently been nominated for an award from NHS Scotland. This award was in response to a new service that Amanda developed which targeted children & young people with self-esteem issues. She developed a group for children called ‘Boost’ and received excellent feedback from the children and their parents/carers.
Amanda closely works alongside Jill Trevena from Practical Mindset & Amanda has recently begun assisting Jill with her work in schools. Amanda provides one to one counselling, runs group therapy and online therapy sessions. Amanda also supports Jill to provide training to school staff and parents/carers.
Having recently become a Mum, Amanda is enjoying all the new adventures that come along with parenthood. She loves exercising, travelling and going for long walks. She is also a professional samba dancer and loves to express herself through dance. She believes firmly in the psychological benefits of dance and arts. She is also a trained Zumba fitness instructor and previously taught Zumba classes to children and adults. She believes exercise & dance are excellent for boosting mood & self-esteem.
Amanda is a member of the National Counselling Society, the National Hypnotherapy Society & the British Psychological Society & she adheres to their codes of ethics.
She is also a registered counsellor with the Healthcode and is recognised by private medical insurers such as Aviva & Vitality Health.
- Qualifications & ExperiencePsychology Honours degree
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Social Sciences HNC
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken