Amanda Bainbridge

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Leeds LS2 & York YO1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Does something need to change?
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, frazzled? Like everything’s getting on top of you? Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for your own thoughts? Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating? Perhaps memories from your past are holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to address them in a safe environment with a professional. Or maybe you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help.

From personal experience, I know the value of therapy and the positive changes it can bring. I recognise that making the decision to see a therapist is a big step and it’s my aim to help you feel supported in taking that step forward. 

I am a relational integrative practitioner, which means I draw on a range of skills from different approaches to support you in our work together. I believe that living in alignment with our core values is an integral part of living a fulfilled life and having healthy relationships. In our sessions we can work out together what’s important to you and what you want for your life moving forwards.

My specialism lies in supporting those recovering from psychological and physical abuse, including sexual abuse, rape, grooming, domestic violence, coercion and controlling relationships. If you have been through this type of experience I will be well placed to understand and help you work through the impact it has had on your life.

I am passionate about empowerment, personal boundaries and clear communication.  I am particularly skilled in helping you find effective ways of communicating in your personal relationships. I can also offer help with your wellbeing; how to find self-care methods that can increase your peace of mind and give you greater everyday satisfaction.  

I am a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and offer therapy for a range of issues including; depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, grief and women’s issues including being child-free. It is my aim to offer my clients a place of safety, a relationship that provides a secure base in which to increase in self-awareness, heal from past events and work towards the future you desire and deserve. 

Getting Started:

  • Send me a message or give me a call.
  • Our first session will be an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have and for us to get to know each other.
  • We’ll cover: the reasons bringing you for therapy, what I can offer you & what you want to get from your sessions.
  • We can agree on a block of sessions, (you might decide to start with 6-8), or we can arrange to work in an open-ended way.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Registrations

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
  • Fully insured: Towergate Insurance


  • MA Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University
  • PG Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University
  • PG Cert Interpersonal & Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University
  • BSc Nutrition - University of Leeds
  • Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy - Time to Talk 
  • Transactional Analysis 101 - UKATA

Exploring self-disclosure between the survivor-therapist and survivor-clients: An autoethnography of the value of ‘sisterhood’ between female survivors of sexual violence 

BACP New Research Award 2023

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2

York, North Yorkshire, YO1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Ask me about online / telephone therapy for sessions from the comfort of your own home.

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Amanda Bainbridge
Amanda Bainbridge