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Amanda McGarry MBACP MA (Distinction)

Liverpool, Merseyside, L17
07399 436276 07399 436276

About me

Hi, my name is Amanda and I offer online therapy and online coaching to individuals.
I am based in the North West of England but working online allows me the flexibility to work with clients from across the UK and internationally. I am registered with both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).

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.

Why Online Counselling?

For many people accessing traditional face to face therapy is difficult for many reasons; childcare, mobility issues, geography and limited time to name a few. It can also be quite daunting to attend counselling face to face and for some people they find it easier to share their feelings and thoughts with their counsellor when they are not in the same physical location. Generally, sessions take place somewhere the client is familiar with and feels safe in, rather than attending an office or the counsellor’s therapy room which may be at their home.

Other benefits to online counselling include:

Access to a wider range of therapists, not just the people in your local area.
Greater convenience in attending appointments as you can attend wherever you are as long as the space is confidential.
Accessibility

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 endeavour to respond to all emails on the day they are sent, please check your junk email as replies may be there.

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.
  • Certificate in Online Counselling provided by Online Counselling Services and Training. This is a course accredited by ACTO.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

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

  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Sessions cost £45 for an hour.

I offer a subsidised rate to those that need it and counselling students. Please get in touch for further details.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

If you would prefer to email you can do so here.

Liverpool
Merseyside
L17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

My practice days are Monday and Thursday and I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Amanda McGarry MBACP MA (Distinction)

Amanda McGarry MBACP MA (Distinction)