Ms Aziza Kapadia Reg. MBACP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor
Whalley Range Clinic
I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor and Associate Therapist for Bupa and Aviva Health Insurance.
Therapy for individuals and couples
I offer a safe and comfortable space (see pics below) for you to explore all feelings without being judged so you feel accepted, valued and understood. My approach is person-centred and non-directive. I have extensive experience (over 25 years) supporting people from diverse backgrounds on a range of issues.
Extensive experience: identity, longing and belonging
- ageing related changes/ getting older
- anxiety, depression or stress
- bereavement, grief and loss (a loved one or beloved pet)
- ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity inc dysphoria
- relationship issues, breakdown or separation
- family issues, breakdown and rifts
- workplace issues, change or redundancy
Specialist interest: managing change
- making a major decision in your personal or professional life
- coping with upheaval at home or at work
- facing a crossroads in your life or loss of direction
I offer a welcoming and inclusive practice that is culturally sensitive and gay and Trans affirmative. I have extensive experience (over 25 years) working with BME and LGBTQ people of all ages and backgrounds.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Therapist. I trained in classical Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Manchester Person Centred Counselling Services and completed my training placement at Trafford BlueSCI, a charity for people living with enduring mental health distress.
I am also an experienced Equality and Diversity Professional. I am Founder and Chair of the first Equality and Diversity Network for Housing Practitioners in England and led on organisational equality strategy, policy and staff training for 10 years. Prior to this, I worked for 15 years across London in advice and advocacy contexts (rape crisis centre, womens' refuges, supported housing). I draw on this broad experience to inform my counselling and clinical supervision practice.
PG Dip Cert Clinical Supervision 2016
BACP Accreditation, Jan 2016
BACP Accredited Adv PG Dip Cert Couples Counselling, Oct 2015
BACP Accredited Prof Year PG Dip Person Centred Counselling, PCCS Jan 2010
ABC Level 4 PG Dip in Theory and Practice of Counselling, PCCS August 2009
ABC Level 3 PG Cert Counselling Skills, PCCS June 2007
Training in couples counselling inc
BACP Accredited Adv PG Dip Cert in Couples Counselling, Oct 2015
The Stuck Couple; Managing Disappointment and Blame, Oct 2013
The Impact of Attachment Security on the Couple Relationship, June 2012
Effective Person Centred Couples Therapy, Nov 2011
Training in counselling issues inc
Gender Reassignment, Sex and Sexual Orientation, Gender Shift April 2014
Transphobic and Homophobic Hate Crime, LGF and Transforum August 2012
Transgender Life, Challenges and Issues, Gender Shift December 2010
Trans Awareness, Gender Shift, March 2010
Training in workplace issues inc
Managing Grievance and Disciplinary Issues, Mar 2014
Managing Staff Sickness and Absence, Sept 2013
Equality Act 2010, June 2013
Employment Law, May 2013
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ageing related issues/ getting older
Managing change or upheaval at home or at work
Facing a crossroads in your life or loss of direction.
Photos & videos
Individuals and couples therapy
Low cost initial consult: £25
Therapy session:£40-£60 ph
Reduced rates for Counselling Diploma students and seniors (>65) on low income. Daytime.
Health Insurance/ Employee Assistance Programmes (variable rates)
I am an Assoc Therapist for Bupa and Aviva and several EAP providers in the workplace. So the fee may be covered in full or in part by your Health Insurance Provider or your Employer. Please enquire at first contact.
Family therapy (<4)
£25 pp ph.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Altrincham, WA14, WA15
Heaton Moor, SK4
Hulme, M15, M14
Manchester City Centre, M1, M2
Old Trafford, M16
Salford, M3, M5, M6
Stockport, SK3, SK4
Whalley Range, M16
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday. Daytime and evening. Therapy for individuals and couples. LOW COST INITIAL CONSULT.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
LOW COST CLINICAL SUPERVISION FOR THERAPISTS AND STAFF IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS.View supervision profile