I offer a range of psychological assessments and mental health interventions tailored to the individual need of the client and at a pace which suits them best.

Amanda Hall CPsychol; AFBPsS

After my undergraduate degree in Psychology, I undertook a postgraduate classical training in Analytical and Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy – which I built upon over the years to doctoral level combining them with other evidence based approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Systemic Therapy; all of which are underscored by the humanistic tradition – which means that the person is always situated in the centre of any work undertaken.

I am also trained and experienced in delivering executive and life coaching – which enables me to take a creative and pragmatic, time focused approach when required.

The integration of a broad range of therapies and approaches allows me to create bespoke packages of care where, for example, we might explore dream imagery during one session and then emotional regulation or distress tolerance in another.

All my programmes of care are individualised, and I adapt the approach we take in accordance with client’s goals and needs.


I am now 46 years old and since my early twenties I have suffered with depression, anxiety and a food disorder as a result of very complex family relationships. In 2008 I moved to South Wales and my Psychologist, who I was working with at the time in the Midlands, recommended Amanda to me.

I have gained strength and self- knowledge to the extent that I am feeling far more confident of being able to cope with various life issues and understand more and more about how I ‘tick’. She is a very knowledgeable and professional Psychologist but always compassionate and made feel at ease every time I saw her. I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone and would not like to think about where my life would be now if she had not worked with me.


My qualifications and work experience

I am a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council (Registration no PYL15166) (i) and I am Chartered with the British Psychological Society (CPsychol) (Registration no 036945) (ii).

I am also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

I have extensive experience in delivering a wide range of therapies and executive/life coaching as referred to in the previous section. I also designed and evaluated many service delivery models within the NHS from primary to tertiary level.

As a Counselling Psychologist in the NHS, I worked in various settings in mental health and learning disabilities and eventually became Head of Psychology in Swansea NHS Trust and then Lead for Psychological Therapies in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) NHS Health Board.

At the peak of my career (before taking early retirement from the NHS in 2017 with Mental Health Officer status) I was the interim Executive Director of Therapies and Health Science in ABMU Health Board for 20 months. During this time, I trained in health service management and coaching and attained a green belt in Lean and Six Sigma (transformational approaches to healthcare management).

Along the way, I worked in national (Wales) working parties establishing policy and developing strategies which culminated in my writing the first draft of Matrics Cymru (national policy for the delivery of evidence-based psychological therapies).

I have undertaken a number of national UK roles for the British Psychological Society (BPS) (Current Lead of the Qualification Leadership Team (Counselling Psychology), Chair of the Division of Counselling Psychology Wales and BPS lead in the New Savoy Partnership). I have also published a number of articles pertaining to Counselling Psychology and a chapter on Eating Disorders in a book (2013) entitled: Common Presenting Issues in Psychotherapeutic Practice (iii).

More latterly, I worked in private locked rehabilitation hospitals and branched out creatively at festivals and elsewhere to run several types of workshops – including The Psychology of Ritual, Decluttering and ‘Living Consciously’ in Rhodes.

Throughout my career, I have overseen trainees of the BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology and have seen 20+ candidates through the process of doctoral-level training.

I also taught for many years on the Masters in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology and the Graduate Entry for Medicine programme at Swansea University.

(i) https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register/professional-registration-detail/?query=PYL15166&profession=PYL&backtosearchurl=https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register/register-results/&backtosearchquery=Hall
(ii)  https://www.bps.org.uk/lists/cpsychol/view/psychologist/35339?page=
(iii)  https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/common-presenting-issues-in-psychotherapeutic-practice/book237318