Amanda Fryer

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Pronoun: she
AIMS Counselling
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 I have an integrative technique and every individual that I work with has a diverse and unique personality.

My skills are tailored to suit the person. No sessions are the same. Art therapy, person-centered, singing bowls, CBT, and Psychodynamic methods are used. Along with many more techniques.  Anyone who starts therapy is anxious and worried, some are stepping into the unknown. I can help you to process thoughts and feelings, explaining in lamens terms, you will see a new direction that may support any confusion. Struggles you may be experiencing can be overwhelming I help you to look at the situation, in a better way.

Confusion is then gone and a new way of life emerges. Self-care techniques, self-worth techniques, self-esteem techniques. Personal boundaries and communication techniques. Taking my clients in a new direction and exploring you and yourself. I use different specialties.  Adlerian therapy, behavioral therapy, art therapy, cognitive therapy. Suicide training. CBT and other skills. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 5 years training
  • Grief & Bereavement certification. 
  • Level 2 diploma in children and young people's mental health. 
  • Level 2 diploma in counselling skills 
  • Level 3 diploma in counselling skills 
  • Level 4 practitioner diploma in therapeutic counselling. European level 5 
  • 18 + years in NHS health and social care Blackpool Teaching Hospitals 
  • Level 2 & 3 Safeguarding and an impressive CPD portfolio 
  • MBACP  Registered Member 
  • NCPS registered 
  • Childhood inherited trauma 
  • Cognitive behavioural change and recognition. 
  • Coaching 
  • Mind, body and recovery breakthrough training. 
  • Orange button SFA course
  • Psychodynamic methods
  • Trauma and the brain cert
  • Diversion and directional techniques 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Person Centred 
  • Integrative CBT
  • SCHOOLS LINK certification suicide or sudden death in the school community when the worst happens. 
  • Neurodiversity Foundation certification
  • Currently working in neurodiverse schools 
  • Has own private practice. 
  • Working from a Motorhome (safeguarded and secure)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Greif and bereavement 

Suicidal awareness

Unconscious Thought processing 

Attachment Issues / Boundaries/communication styles 

Support bipolar disorder and cognitive change. 

Family dynamics and parenting. 

Childhood inherited traits and trauma.

Characteristics and traits inherited from parenting 

Photos & videos


£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can adjust my working hours to suit my client's availability , providing that there are no previous appointments booked on my calendar

Further information

No session can be the same, sometimes you could be coming into an art therapy class or there may be CBT. Person-centered or psychodynamic. Chakra, meditation, and techniques can be taught as guided methods, and alternative directions with a view to succeeding with goals and a smooth journey to success in therapy. 

Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Google Meet