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About me


Sometimes life doesn't go quite how we have planned and events can happen which can leave us feeling vulnerable emotionally. This in turn can impact on our self esteem, relationships and on our general health. It can be helpful to work through these feelings with someone outside of family and friends.

I am an accredited Counsellor with over 10 years experience offering one-to-one support in coping with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, loss, depression and relationship problems. I offer a welcoming, supportive and confidential space in central Bath in which you are free to discuss any problems in your life. I enjoy working in collaboration with you to explore the best way for you to move forward in your life and I offer qualities of warmth and compassion as well as gentle challenge should it feel helpful to you.

As well as running my private practice, I currently work as a Supervisor and Trainer teaching Counsellors on the Diploma Course at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. My experience also includes working as a volunteer Counsellor for an agency and as a volunteer Befriender for The Lullaby Trust.

Whatever is troubling you, getting in touch will offer you the opportunity to decide whether counselling could help. You are welcome to phone or email me for further information or to make an appointment.

I offer Supervision for trainee and qualified Counsellors. I am in the final stage of completing my Diploma with the Centre for Supervision Training and Development (CSTD) and so am currently offering Supervision at a reduced rate. I also enjoy supervising groups and welcome groups of up to 4 supervisees in my practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

BA Honours in German, University of Wales

MA in European Management, University of Cranfield

Accredited with the BACP (MBACP Accred)

Currently working towards a Diploma in Supervision with the Centre for Supervision Training and Development (CSTD)

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


£50 per appointment


Monday to Friday daytime appointments available

The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a supervisor in the final stages of completing the CSTD (Centre for Supervision and Team Development) Certificate in Supervision.

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Amanda Hawking, MA, BA Hons, Dip.HIC, MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor

Amanda Hawking, MA, BA Hons, Dip.HIC, MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor