Amanda Halford (MBACP)

Amanda Halford (MBACP)


07728 009493

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07728 009493

About me

Are you having a tough time right now? Do you need to talk but not know where to turn?

If you are feeling alone and misunderstood I can offer you a warm, empathic and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings. As well as practising Person-Centred Counselling (MBACP), I am a Foster Carer and I am also studying for a Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting (NAOTP).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with a wide range of people as a counsellor and in a supportive role. For the last 9 years I  have volunteered my time as a Person-Centred counsellor for the Information Shop. This service provides counselling for young people aged 13 - 25. I also carry out the assessing for the Information Shop to determine if counselling is the best way forward for the young individual.

I am a qualified Counsellor, holding a  Diploma in Humanistic Counselling. I am currently studying for a Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting and run a listening circle for the National Association of Therapeutic Parents. I hold continuing professional development certificates that are relevant for my counselling and fostering in the following:

  • Safeguarding & Child Protection
  • Child Development
  • Working Therapeutically with Children
  • Attachment Theory
  • Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Looked After Children
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Health
  • Diversity, Disability and voice of the child
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Resilience
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Promoting Contact with Families
  • Understanding Challenging Behaviour
  • Supporting Care Leavers
  • St Johns Early Years/Paediatric First Aid Course
  • Young people, Person-Centred counselling assessment
  • Speaking through the Skin – Self Harm and its meanings
  • Recognising grooming behaviours
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Aspergers

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


I offer an initial 30 minute assessment for £10 which is payable by bank transfer on booking.

Standard rate from £30 per 50 minute session

I believe that counselling should be available whatever your income so my fees may be negotiable at your initial assessment.

i look forward to receiving your phone call, text message or email enquiry and aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

Further information

I offer counselling from the comfort of my home in Purbrook. There is parking on my driveway and I am on a bus route from local areas.

Maps & Directions

Waterlooville, PO7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I am able to be quite flexible during daytime hours, Monday - Friday

Types of client

Young people
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