Ms Aziza Kapadia Reg. MBACP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor
Clinic 1 Chorlton
Clinic 2 Whalley Range
I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor and Associate Therapist for Bupa and Aviva Health Insurance.
Therapy for adult individuals and couples (free initial consultation)
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.
Specialist areas: identity, longing and belonging. This may (or may not) relate to:
- ageing related changes/ getting older
- anxiety, depression or stress
- bereavement, grief and loss (a loved one and 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 founded and chaired 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
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
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ageing and bereavement
Ageing related issues / getting older
Caring for a loved one at home
Grieving the loss of a loved one
Grieving the loss of a beloved pet
PERSON CENTRED THERAPY GROUP - NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS
£25 for 2 hours on a weekly basis Monday afternoons 1-3pm.
For anyone interested in personal growth and development and the person centred approach. The group is kept intentionally small to help build trust and confidence. So space is limited.
Light refreshments available. Quiet and comfortable clinic in Chorlton, South Manchester, M21 with excellent public transport links and free on street parking.
Please contact me for more information.
Photos & videos
Individuals and couples
Free initial consultation
Therapy session:£40-£60 ph
Reduced rate: £25-£35 ph for senior citizens and students on a Counselling Diploma/Degree.
Group therapy* and family therapy (<4)
£25 for 2 hours (per person)
Organisations (variable rates)
I am an Associate Therapist for Bupa and Aviva Health Insurance and several Employee Assistance Programme (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.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Geographical areas covered
Altrincham, WA14, WA15
Heaton Moor, SK4
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. FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
LOW COST CLINICAL SUPERVISION FOR TRAINEE/ QUALIFIED COUNSELLORS/ PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AND PEOPLE WORKING IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS.View supervision profile