Hi, my name is Amanda Fisher. I am a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, fully accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and Social Work England (as a mental health social worker).
I offer treatment to those aged 16 and over, for a range of problems including Depression, Health Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety, PTSD, Impulse Control Disorders, Habit Disorders, Low Self Esteem, Anger, Body Dysmorphia and Problematic Grief (if you do not see your specific problem listed here please contact me using my contact page as I may still be able to help you). If you need to develop skills in self compassion, mindfulness or assertiveness, emotion regulation or distress tolerance - I can help you.
I have accumulated 25 years of experience working in social services, the NHS and private practice with people from all walks of life and with all sorts of difficulties.
I offer programmes of treatment that are evidence based and recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
In line with good CBT practice, you can expect a thorough assessment, a "formulation" (explanation) of the development and maintenance of your difficulty and an individually tailored course of treatment, including relapse prevention work.
I am able to offer appointments to suit you, including early mornings, evenings and weekends. Appointments would usually take place in my office in Fareham, Hampshire, however if you need or prefer to have treatment in your own home, I am happy to travel.
All appointments for individual therapy are charged at £80 per hour. Mileage and travel time may be charged separately. Reports and letters will incur additional charges according to clinical time taken.
You are welcome to contact me directly and I am also happy to accept referrals from insurance companies, solicitors, GPs and other sources.
Should you wish to learn more about your particular mental health problem or about CBT, please take a look at www.rcpsych.ac.uk the website for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
If you need more urgent help please contact your GP, dial 111 or call The Samaritans on 116123. In case of emergency dial 999.
If you would like to check my credentials, please visit www.babcp.com and use the search for a therapist function using the name Amanda Fisher.