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Welcome to Amanda Green’s website

My Alien self my journey back to me Amanda Green e book cover march 2012

My name is Amanda Green (pen name). I was born and live in England, UK, and I set up this website and wrote two memoirs and one self-help book to share with my readers the stories of my issues with mental illness, therapy and recovery. I also write thought provoking, inspiring fiction including drama and women’s fiction, plus dark short story collections including psychological thrillers.

You can check out my books on Amazon by CLICKING HERE FOR AMAZON UK and CLICKING HERE FOR AMAZON US   

I regularly post blogs about mental health coping strategies, writing and inspirational things to do, but this site contains so much more. I hope you enjoy looking around.

I am also a BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) qualified Counsellor, and am humbled by my work with clients. I can help with many issues, but specialise in dealing with Anxiety, Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Join my MAILING LIST‘ by clicking the link down on the left hand side of this website, where you can also Subscribe to Amanda Green author by email – you will receive an email each time I publish a new article to the site, to keep you up to date.

Some of Amanda Green's books

Some of Amanda Green’s books

My personal website is SandraMDean

Counselling website is Essex Depression and Anxiety Counselling 

Twitter – @AmandaGreenUK and @SandraMDean and @EDACounselling

Goodreads – CLICK HERE

Dirty Laundry by Amanda Green

Dirty Laundry by Amanda Green

Instagram – CLICK HERE

Facebook book page – CLICK HERE

LinkedIn – CLICK HERE

Click on ‘read more’ to read or make comments…

…….Continue reading Welcome to Amanda Green’s website…

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*** Delighted to announce my debut novel, ‘Dirty Laundry’ paperback is LIVE! *** Buy for Christmas presents!

Dirty laundry book cover

Dirty laundry book cover

*** Delighted to announce my debut novel, ‘Dirty Laundry’ paperback and kindle ebook is LIVE! ***

Circle of Books 5* review badge for 'Dirty Laundry'

Circle of Books 5* review badge for ‘Dirty Laundry’

BUY ON AMAZON HERE
Dirty Laundry

Fun, quirky and dark… Order for Xmas presents!

Support local authors!

I’ll be on BBC Essex radio with Tony Fisher on Monday 4th December at around 2/3pm to talk all about it. Hope you can listen in and that you enjoy the story as much as I did writing it x

DESCRIPTION: Beckley Laundry is more than just a laundry business… 

Run by the effervescent manager, Sandra, and her feisty team of girls, the launderette becomes a place where more …….Continue reading *** Delighted to announce my debut novel, ‘Dirty Laundry’ paperback is LIVE! *** Buy for Christmas presents!…

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My new release is FREE for a few days just in time for Halloween. Dark drama, psychological thriller short story collection

Book cover for 'Through Their Eyes' by Amanda Green

Book cover for ‘Through Their Eyes’ by Amanda Green

My new release is FREE for a few days just in time for Halloween. Dark drama, psychological thriller short story collection. Enjoy, and please leave a review if you can 🙂

Get it on AMAZON HERE

Get it on AMAZON UK HERE 

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My mum – from Schizophrenia to Dementia in 60 years

Let me start by saying I have not edited this post. It was enough to write it than to re-read it and make any corrections…

I want to share with you a little of my ongoing journey with my mum’s mental illness. Her and my dad’s 60th

mum and I Dec 2015 (a rare smiley photo of my mum)

mum and I Dec 2015 (a rare smiley photo of my mum)

wedding anniversary came and went last week. The day was all good until mum turned, and began shouting in the shop and refusing to move.

Sixty years ago, my mum was sectioned, and taken to a psychiatric hospital for a year. She was diagnosed with catatonic schizophrenia. Whatever they did to her, including electric shock treatments and medications (I shall never know the full extent of her treatments), she didn’t know who my dad was when he visited and she had to learn about living again. At first, she was like a child, being taught how to buy something in a shop. She never did get to a fully responsible adult stage, but had four children, of which I was the last and the only girl.

We were a dysfunctional family and have all suffered in one way or another for our experiences. There has always been lots of anger, resentment etc thrown at us by mum; dad receiving most of it. I felt sorry for her but often hated
…….Continue reading My mum – from Schizophrenia to Dementia in 60 years…

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Assumptions, and why they can be so negative for ourselves and our relationships

‘Assumption’ – something that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.

We can believe many things, and make them our stories, but it doesn’t make them true.

We can believe things from:

  • our own imagination
  • our own ideas
  • our judgements of others’
  • our judgements of ourselves (we can project our judgements on others and think they think they think that of us)
  • because someone said so…

There are many more, but you get the gist.

The problem is, that if they are just assumptions, based on no proof at all, then we are on dangerous ground, for:

  • Accusing others’ of things they haven’t done
  • Spreading rumours that aren’t true
  • Hurting ourselves with presumed judgements of what people think about us
  • Making decisions based on untruths

This could result in:

  • Libel
  • Broken relationships, in family, friendships or love.
  • Low self-esteem, anxiety, depression…
  • Bullying
  • Impulsiveness
  • Bad decisions

…….Continue reading Assumptions, and why they can be so negative for ourselves and our relationships…

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A tattoo to celebrate my beautiful boy cat!

It’s Tit and Tat – Titus and my tattoo!

How could I not, when my boy is so special in my life 🙂

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Finally, I have a video for all of my books on YouTube!

Check out my new promotional video for all of my books on YouTube. I hope you like it! 🙂

All books can be bought on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Amanda-Green/e/B0087O89QS

and Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amanda-Green/e/B0087O89QS

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