Amanda McGarry

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MBACP (Accred) MA (Distinction)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Wirral, Merseyside, CH43
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Amanda and I offer online therapy and coaching to individuals.
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 work 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.

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).

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.

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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions cost £50 for 50 minutes.

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

When I work

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Further information

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

Wirral, Merseyside, CH43

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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