Age Concern Salford

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 0LH
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About us

Empowered Carers provide Dementia Specific Therapeutic sessions around coping with the realities of living with Dementia . Our team offer a unique service to support family caregivers either online or on telephone so that people can access support from the comfort of their own homes. Caregivers are paired up with one of our experienced and compassionate team members. They offer a safe and non judgmental confidential space for caregivers to talk about their everyday challenges, to explore emotions, their own health and wellbeing and support around transitions. Sessions would then be charged at £30 per 30 min session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Empowered carers is based on the emotional support Model of the New York care giver intervention. Empowered carers is delivered by qualified counsellors with a collective 40 years of experience in Dementia supervised by a BPC registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.

Amanda Barrells qualifications:

  • Group Analysis North (GAN) Group work skills Certificate of attendance
  • Centre of Excellence End of life therapy diploma (Distinction)
  • Centre of Excellence Grief and Bereavement counselling Diploma (Distinction)
  • ILM Level 4 Leadership and Management 
  • SNHS Diploma in Stress Management Grade A
  • EdExcellLevel 5 Btec Professional qualification in building a weight management consultancy
  • NCHP Diploma In Hypnotherapy and Hypnopsychotherapy
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in theory and practice 
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in counselling skills
  • ABC Level 2 Certificate in counselling concepts.

Member organisations *

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of counselling we deal with

Therapies offered


£30.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are priced at £30 per 30 mins session.

Age UK, 108 Church Street, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 0LH

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Age Concern Salford
Age Concern Salford