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Amanda Dunbar


Reg. Member BACP (Accredited)

Reg. Member UKRCP



I work with individuals and couples as an Integrative Counsellor, incorporating CBT and elements of Transactional Analysis & Psychodynamic therapies; specialising in short-term, solution-focussed work, but working longer-term where applicable.  I also provide supervision to counsellors, specialising in working with trainees.

Professional Philosophy

In my previous careers, I have worked in the corporate as well as the voluntary sectors, so consider myself to be very professional, with a warm, accepting nature.  I specialise in short-term therapy (4-14 sessions) but, where appropriate, work long-term also.  Since most of my work is short-term, it is about finding a focussed way of working collaboratively with clients to enable some useful progress.

I believe in tailor-making counselling sessions to individuals, believing each person to be unique.  I aim to draw on clients’ resources, enabling them to take control of their lives and become empowered to make changes and continue post-counselling in a positive direction, with insight and tools from our time together.  I describe myself as a ‘life-enhancer’, facilitating growth in self-awareness and development, and renewing vision for the future



I am a recognised therapist for several Private Healthcare Insurance Companies, including Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s), counselling individuals and couples.  My experience has been working in a GP Surgery (as the sole counsellor), NHS and the Voluntary Sector, including Stockport Women’s Centre.  I have facilitated Personal Development groups, including auto-immune support and mental health disorders.  From 2009-2017 I was the Training Co-ordinator for a Voluntary Organisaion.  I have experience of dealing with a wide variety of issues including, but not exclusively:


  • Relationships (including couple counselling)

  • Abuse (Childhood, Domestic, etc.)

  • Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks

  • Bereavement & other losses

  • Stress – work related and other

  • Self Esteem & Lack of Confidence

  • Childhood related issues

  • Trauma

  • Anger

  • Health related issues (ME, CFS, etc.)

  • Spirituality/Religion/Culture

  • Personal Development



  • Masters in Counselling (Manchester Uni, 2009)

  • PG Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Manchester Uni, 2008)

  • CBT Training at The Manchester Centre for CBT PG Certificate

  • PG Supervision Certificate, Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy

  • Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • ACC Accredited

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) approved Affiliate Counsellor

  • Private Healthcare Insurance Companies – recognised approved Counsellor

  • CMCS approved Affiliate Counsellor

  • Registered with the ICO (No. ZA024197)

  • Current Enhanced DBS


With a passion for all things French, I can converse in French where applicable.


  • Adults: £70/hour’s session

  • Couples: £90/hour’s session (First session 1.5 hours = £120)

  • Supervision: £60 (1.5 hours)

Get in Touch

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Perspective Therapy

Ground Floor

34 Altrincham Road




Call me: 

07810 485869

(please leave a message and I’ll call back promptly)

Email me:




Effective Communication

Developing Positive Connections

Setting Clear Boundaries



Self Esteem

Self Acceptance

Self Empowerment



Courage to Change

Peace of Mind

Hope for the future

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