About me


If you want a confidential, welcoming, non-judgemental space to make sense of what is troubling you - please get in touch. I offer an initial 30 minute session free of charge so that you can see if you think we will work well together.

Sessions can be either face to face, on-line, on the telephone or we could go for a walk together. If you prefer we could choose a beauty spot outside to sit and chat.

I work with adults experiencing depression or anxiety, helping them to understand the underlying cause and to improve their situation. Clients will understand the causes, rediscover their strengths, perhaps develop new ones and be able to move forward more confidently.

Some of the issues I can help with are:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Self confidence
  • Feelings around health issues - your own or someone you care for
  • Stress
  • Work issues

As a fully qualified counsellor I offer either short or long term therapy. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Level 4 diploma in Counselling Practice and a certificate in Online Counselling.

My experience, face to face and online has been gained by offering counselling to NHS staff.

Member organisations


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.


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

Additional information

I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation, sessions afterwards are charged at £40 per hour.

Clients normally meet me weekly or every other week.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Appointments outside my standard working hours may be available by arrangement.

James Bews Rehab
20 Haywood Street
ST13 5JX

Congleton Complementary Medical Centre
9 West Street
CW12 1JN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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 gov.uk , 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.

The location I use in Swythamley (SK11 0SJ) is wheelchair friendly

Amanda (Sam) Hughes

Amanda (Sam) Hughes