Amanda Lloyd RGN. DipHe. DipCouns. MBACP

Amanda Lloyd   RGN. DipHe. DipCouns. MBACP

Greater Manchester

07342 136192

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About me

I am a registered general nurse with qualifications in counselling, health education and occupational health nursing

I began nursing in 1980 at Hope Hospital (now Salford Royal) and my priorities have been about the psychological and physical care of my patients and clients.

I qualified as a person centred counsellor in 2000 and use an interdisciplinary model developed by George L Engel in 1977. My dual qualifications enable me to adopt the biopsychosocial model which supports clients' biological, psychological and social experiences and issues. I am also able to work with other counselling models such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution focused techniques (SFT) if deemed more appropriate for the client

My approach is respectful and holistic irrespective of sexual orientation, race or religious belief

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered General Nursing
  • ENB 998  Clinical Teaching and Assessment 1992
  • City and Guilds 9294  1993
  • Diploma Higher Education...Community Health Care Studies  1995
  • Occupational Health Nurse Diploma  1995
  • ENB 870  Introduction and Application Research 1995
  • Certificate Counselling  1999
  • Diploma Counselling  2000

I have undertaken courses for my continuing personal development and these have supported my work in the following areas

  • Low mood, anxiety and depression
  • Low self confidence and low self esteem
  • Personal issues
  • Loneliness and sadness
  • Stress
  • Palliative care- people caring for someone with life limiting illnesses or disability
  • Bereavement through illness, injury or disability
  • Loss of self worth and identity
  • Self harm and suicidal thoughts
  • Infertility and miscarriage
  • Peri and post natal depression
  • Female and male menopause
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Post traumatic stress disorder

I worked as a volunteer counsellor at Trafford Macmillan Centre for 10 years. Clients were  either carers for people with life limiting conditions, predominantly cancer or people who had problems around loss and bereavement

I also have experience working as a counsellor for a charity in Lancashire and I currently volunteer for Feed for All in Need in Manchester

I work with clients from the age of 15.

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Individuals - £45 per 60 minutes face to face session

Telephone - £40 up to 60 minutes session

Please contact me to discuss my charges which include any room charges and insurance.

I accept self referrals by telephone, text or email and I will respond as quickly as possible

Home visits can be arranged where appropriate. A GP referral is preferable to explain the issues that their patient is experiencing. This is for the safety of both the client and counsellor.

Further information

I am based in Prestwich and also cover areas within Greater Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Chorley and Preston by arrangement

There is disabled access in Prestwich and Bolton.

In addition to the counselling services I am co owner of The Wellness and I can offer mindfulness, meditation, occupational health advice, coaching and workshops.

Working alongside individuals in the work environment is very productive and the following remarks are from clients:

'Dramatic life changing positive transformation and transition on my recovery process. Emotional and physical well being improved immensely. Amanda has been exceptional in every way. I would not be where I am in my recovery journey if I hadn't had Amanda's counselling. 1st class'    LA  April 2019

'I cannot emphasise how beneficial I have found my sessions  with Amanda and I will take forward the techniques to assist me in the future'  QZ June 2019

'This has been so helpful to bring me back into a really good position. Amanda has been amazing, so supportive and understanding in all aspects. Thank you so much'    MM March 2019

Reading Material

Therapy Today  BACP                                       

Articles are varied and can be used in line with the therapy a counsellor is offering to their clients

A Biopsychosocial Approach to Return to Work  Watson 2015  Occupational Health Journal

Website  What Works Well

'Overcoming Anxiety: A self Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques' 2009 Dr Helen Kennerley

'You'll Get Over It: The Rage of Bereavement'  by  Virginia Ironside 1997

'Stress Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness'  1997  Dr Edward Charlesworth and Dr Ronald Nathan

I am focused on creating a safe, confidential environment and service to clients. If there is anything you would like to discuss informally then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mobile  07342136192    Email


Maps & Directions

Manchester, M25

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Wheelchair access Prestwich centre and Bolton office on Chorley New Rd.


Days, evenings and weekends by arrangement at Prestwich and Bolton.

Preston and Chorley offices by arrangement Mon to Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults