Amber Poulastides strives to keep her therapy room an open and safe place to discuss the entire spectrum of topics that her clients wish to explore. The Psychodynamic approach to mental health generally states that current life issues are often connected to, or patterned after past relationships and experiences. The good news is that once an individual has identified and worked through their own new patterns, things can get better. Amber keeps her practice informed by psychological theories as well as scientific studies, and always keeps the uniqueness of each individual client at the heart of her work. She is warm and welcoming.
Amber has had years of experience volunteering for Victim Support. Through this agency, Amber met many people who were struggling with feelings of violation, rage, helplessness and numbness. No two people reacted or felt the same, despite having been affected by very similar crimes. This further suggested that a person’s childhood experiences inform the way they think years and decades later. She has worked with a range of clients and has yet to choose a specialty.
Amber is studying to become a psychodynamic counsellor. She holds a BSc in Psychology with Counselling Skills and is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. Her current course will award her diploma and accreditation with the BACP and BPC. Her goal is to continue her studies in order to earn a doctorate.