Amanda Ryding

Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB218

+44 (0) 1772 89 5550

Subject Areas: Counselling and Psychotherapy

Amanda is a Person Centred Counsellor and Supervisor with many years of experience of working in a variety of settings, she initially did her training with the NHS and then moved into working for HMP. For that past eleven years she has been working as a counsellor and trainer in further education. Amanda moved to University of Central Lancashire in 2014 and teaches on the Person Centred theory and skills modules for the BA Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy, she is currently course leader for the Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills

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Amanda has recently moved from further education where she was the Deputy Head of Adult Learning and Curriculum leader for the Counselling programmes.

Amanda started her counselling career in 1995 and has had experience of teaching and counselling in a variety of settings including high security prisons for both male and female offenders. She was a College counsellor for many years working with young people (16-18), her current clinical practice is working with survivors of sexual abuse, offering specialist sexual violence counselling and support.


  • HND in Business
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • ADV Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited)
  • PGC Counselling (Young people and Adolescents)
  • PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • CERT in Education
  • M.Sc. Counselling and Psychotherapy

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • AUCC