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RGN. DipHe. DipCouns. MBACP

About me

I qualified as a registered general nurse in 1984 and occupational health adviser in 1995. My priorities have been about the psychological, physical and social 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. I adopt the biopsychosocial model which supports clients' biological, psychological and social experiences and issues. I also 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.

I am able to offer flexible appointments and sessions will be without judgement or criticism and I aim to provide a safe, empathic environment for clients.

During this unsettling time, I offer sessions by telephone, Zoom, WhatsApp or face-to-face in the Prestwich, Chorley or Bolton clinics. Every care is taken with respect to social distancing and safeguarding the client.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any aspect of my service.

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
  • Stress
  • Low self confidence and low self esteem
  • Personal issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Work related issues and bullying
  • Loneliness and sadness
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
  • Terminal illness
  • 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
  • Pre and post natal depression
  • Female and male menopause
  • Chronic fatigue/ post viral stress disorder
  • Anger

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.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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From £60.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Initial telephone call to establish how I can help is not charged for.

Individuals - £60 per 60 minutes face to face session

Couples - £70 per 60 minute face to face session

Kettle is always on!

Telephone - £50 up to 60 minutes session

Concessions - Please discuss with counsellor

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Days, evenings, nights until 10pm and weekends by arrangement at the Prestwich Holistic Centre. 

Other venues and home visits by arrangement 

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


Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

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

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