Amanda McGarry MBACP MA (Distinction)
Hi, my name is Amanda and I am a qualified counsellor based in South Liverpool. I offer a safe and confidential space where you can discuss whatever you may be struggling with in an environment where you will not be judged.
You may be considering counselling for a number of reasons. You perhaps want support in moving forward from a difficult, potentially traumatic, experience which has occurred in your past, or you may be dealing with something in the present, for example relationship issues, a stressful working environment, a bereavement, or issues with body image.
The world we live in can be high pressured and fast paced, not allowing us time to reflect and process our experiences. Counselling allows you that time, and my experience has shown this to be hugely beneficial to the vast majority of clients I have been fortunate to sit with.
When considering counselling, clients can often feel nervous and unsure, particularly if this will be their first experience of counselling. Know that you are not alone. I offer a 15 minute telephone consultation before any work we do begins, this is in order for you to ask any questions you may have. It also allows you the opportunity to begin to understand if I am the right counsellor for you, or if in fact that counselling is not something you wish to proceed with at the present time.
I am able to help with a wide range of issues but have particular experience of working with bereavement and loss having volunteered at the Liverpool Bereavement Service for two years. Additionally as part of an MA in Clinical Counselling I have completed research on those that feel suicidal.
I conduct sessions mainly from a counselling room in L17, a short walk from Aigburth train station and the various bus stops on Aigburth Road. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), am fully insured and access supervision regularly to ensure that I practice safely and ethically. I am also covered by an enhanced DBS.
I endeavour to respond to all emails on the day they are sent, please check your junk email as replies may be there.
Update 18th March 2020
All new clients will now be offered online counselling ONLY until the restrictions regarding social distancing are changed.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Counselling with Distinction from University of Chester. This is a course accredited by the BACP.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills from University of Chester.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions cost £45 for an hour.
A discount is available for counselling students and those I have seen previously at LBS. Please get in touch for further information.
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