The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance...provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.
Carl R. Rogers
Dr Amanda Sives (MBACP)
I am a qualified counsellor with an MA in Clinical Counselling (Distinction) from the University of Chester, a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CPCAB) and a Certificate in Online Counselling (CPCAB). My work is informed by my training in person-centered therapy and CBT.
I have worked in a variety of locations including Jigsaw Counselling in Widnes, John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University Counselling Service, West Cheshire College and medical centres on the Wirral. I have worked with adults of different ages, genders and cultures.
I have experience of working: anxiety, depression, work-related stress, infertility and pregnancy loss, bereavement, relationship breakdown, low self-esteem, identity, bullying and abuse.
In addition, I have undertaken specialised training in infertility, pregnancy and infant loss. If you would like to read more about this please click on additional training.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to their ethical framework.
Before training as a counsellor, I worked as a researcher and lecturer for over fifteen years. I have a doctorate in social sciences.