Amy Gardiner

I am currently registered as a provisional psychologist with experience supporting clients with differing needs and levels of intellectual functioning across the lifespan. Having worked in early intervention with both neurotypical and neurodivergent children with complex care needs, I have supported children in developing positive behaviour, coping strategies, and increasing wellbeing and emotional regulation. My practice is underpinned by evidence-based theories, drawing mainly from the modalities of Compassion Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Attachment Theory. I work with children as young as 6, adolescents and young people, as well as adults on whatever life challenges they may be facing.

I understand that making the first step in seeking psychological support can be challenging for many and because of this I am committed to creating a compassionate space, where my clients feel comfortable, heard, and validated. I am passionate about supporting clients in developing a greater awareness of their emotional experience, and invite feelings that have previously been dismissed to be explored within the safety of the therapy room. I endeavour to support my clients by drawing from a person-centred therapeutic approach and am conversational and collaborative in my style. I recognise the value of building a strong therapeutic relationship and hold the belief that individuals are the experts in their own lives.

Whether the focus be on interpersonal difficulties and exploring relational patterns, emotional awareness and regulation, or developing more empathy and self-compassion and a deeper insight into yourself; I am dedicated to helping my clients better manage their mental, physical and social wellbeing by addressing the underlying cause of the issue and providing support towards finding a resolution. By taking a goal-directed approach and working together collaboratively, we can address your concerns, realise personal growth, and move forward in a meaningful way.

Amy Gardiner