Ms Aziza Kapadia Reg. MBACP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor
Clinic 1 Chorlton
Clinic 2 Chorlton
I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor and a Registered Therapist with Bupa and Aviva Health Insurance.
I offer therapy to individuals and couples, a safe space 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 working with people from diverse backgrounds on a range of issues
Specialist areas: identity, longing and belonging
This may (or may not) relate to:
- anxiety, depression or stress
- bereavement or loss
- 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
I offer a welcoming and inclusive practice that is culturally sensitive and gay and Trans affirmative. I have extensive experience working with BME and LGBTQ people of all ages and backgrounds.
Testimonial - “I was going through a lot of changes, feeling overwhelmed and not coping. As the sessions progressed, I would leave feeling stronger, happier, more able to trust in my ability to look after myself again.”
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 BlueSCI, a holistic well-being centre 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 equality policy and training for 10 years. Prior to this, I worked for 15 years across London in advice and advocacy contexts. I draw on this broad experience to inform my counselling and supervision clinical practice.
Accredited PG Dip Cert Clinical Supervision
BACP Accreditation awarded 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
Data Protection Act 1998, June 2013
Equality Act 2010, June 2013
Employment Law, May 2013
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
'Gender identity, sexuality and relationships'
Group therapy. 6 sessions. Held weekly.
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Individuals and couples
Initial consultation £25 (1 hour)
Therapy £40-60 (per hour)
Organisations (variable rates)
I am a Registered Therapist with Bupa and Aviva Health Insurance and an Associate Therapist with certain Employee Assistance Programme 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 offer a free 15/20 min tel call to cover practical issues and to book an initial consult (£25). Feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you when the time is right.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday. Daytime and evening. Therapy for individuals and couples. Supervision for counsellors.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Counselling supervision .View supervision profile