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About me

Hello, I am Amanda and thank you for stopping by my profile.

As you can see I have a beautiful guide dog who's name is Zorro.

I am a Person-centred counsellor with 10 years experience working with a variety of clients with varying presenting issues.

I believe that my life experiences have shaped the person that I am today. I hope to offer a warm, safe and accepting space and for me to facilitate you in your life's journey. I welcome you with an attitude of respect, openness and without judgement and will accompany you whilst we explore what might be troubling you today.

Counselling can be an opportunity to improve self confidence and self esteem, enabling someone to evaluate or re-evaluate a persons choices in life.

I am a mum of three young adults, so family time is important to me. I search for and value new experiences and embrace life's new adventures. I respect and love being amongst nature; walking lifts my spirit every time.

I welcome any enquiries and I am happy to discuss any concerns over the telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a level four advanced diploma in person centred counselling and a BA Hons in applied social sciences.

I have safeguarding children level 3 and safeguarding vulnerable adults level 3. I am DBS checked. I have undertaken training around working with children and young people, suicide and self harm and bereavement and loss.

I have worked for seven and a half years in the local authority working with young people and adults on a one to one basis. I have also worked with both couples and families.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

My fee is £30 per hour and this is negotiable for those unwaged or a student.

I offer a 30 minute introduction at no cost.

When I work

I can offer day time, evening and weekend appointments.

Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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