Pam Arland BA(Hons) Dip Couns MBACP (Accred)
Bridge Street Chambers
2 Charter Road
07709216100 / 07709 216100
I offer city centre counselling for depression, anxiety and trauma, whatever the cause.
I am also qualified and experienced in working with couples whether staying together or splitting up.
And in working with children/young people aged 5 - 17.
I work on in Manchester M3 and also in Altrincham WA15.
Counselling is available daytime & evening.
I welcome people of all races, cultures, ages and sexual orientation.
You can pay using card, cash or cheque at the end of each session. Or by direct bank transfer before sessions.
I use firstly an integrative approach based on a Person Centred core and drawing on Psychodynamic and Systemic theories and on Transactional Analysis (TA). This means that I can help you to explore and understand your feelings without judging you, which in turn helps you to trust yourself to make changes for the better.
I also use Play Therapy which is a special way of allowing children and adults to express difficult emotions without directly thinking and talking about distressing experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling 2008 University of Salford
Post Diploma Certificate in Relationship Counselling & Theory Level 4 2010 Relate Greater Manchester North
Post Diploma Certificate in Counselling Children/Play Therapy Level 4 2015 Place2Be
Certificate in Counselling 2005 City College Manchester
Counselling Concepts 2004 City College Manchester
BA (Hons Modern Languages) 1980 University of Coventry
I have worked in private practice since April 2008 and I have been a (Level 4) quaified Couple Counsellor since 2010 - this therapy is also available to family members.
I also a qualified children's counsellor and Play Therapist, qualifying in 2015, and have worked in a primary school.
I have a great deal of experience as an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) counsellor and currently work for 5 EAPs. I also work for 2 PMIs (Private Medical Insurers).
I have 8 years experience as a paid worker in a domestic abuse charity.
I was a Primary School Counsellor from 2013 - 2014.
I was a staff counsellor at University Hospital South Manchester from 2005 - 08.
I was a counsellor and telephone helpline worker at the Counselling Centre in Altrincham from 2005-07.
I was a volunteer listener at the Creative Living Centre drop in for former mental health patients (Bury) from 2004-05.
I volunteered as a Bereavement Visitor from 2004-06.
November 2017 Working Creatively with Survivors of Abuse PCCS
October 2017 The Invisible Lion (Trauma) Khiron House
September 2017 Grounding Techniques for Trauma Onlinevents
September 2017 BACP Private Practice Conference: Who am I (Identity) BACP
July 2017 Suicide Examined Onlinevents
April 2017 Empowerment & Healing in Therapy PESI
March 2016 Critical Incident Debriefing Psychotherapy for Healthcare Ltd
February 2016 Trauma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Mindsite
February 2016 Providing Psychological First Aid to Victims of Trauma Workplace Options
July 2015 Principles of Positive Psychology Workplace Options
February 2015 EAP Foundations Training Workplace Options
February 2015 Divorce Support for Groups Divorce Support Group
October 2013 Shame: the hidden core of mental disturbance Psychotherapy UK
October 2013 Counselling Suicidal Clients Mindsite
March 2013 A Comparative Study: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and the Person-Centred Approach PCCS
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Per 50 minute session £55 - £60
Per 60 minute session £70 - £75
Health-Success at Bridge Street Chambers room
On Bridge Street, just off Deansgate, on the left hand side going down to the Courts.
10 mins walk from Altrincham Metro/Railway/Bus station
Easy access from M56, A56, A53
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French, Spanish|
Please call, message or E-Mail me to make an appointment or discuss your needs between 8am and 8pm Monday - Thursday, or 8am - 3pm Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|