Ms Aziza Kapadia Reg. MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Ms Aziza Kapadia Reg. MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Clinic 1 Chorlton
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M21 9DJ

Clinic 2 Chorlton
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M21

07960 591745

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Clinic 1 Chorlton
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M21 9DJ

Clinic 2 Chorlton
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M21

07960 591745

About me

I am an Accredited BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a Registered Therapist with Bupa and Aviva Health.

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

My specialist areas: identity, longing and belonging, feeling marginalised or, outside looking in.
This may (or may not) relate to:
- anxiety, depression or stress
- abuse, bereavement and loss or trauma
- culture/ethnicity, sexuality or gender identity inc gender dysphoria
- relationship issues, breakdown or separation
- family issues, breakdown or rifts
- workplace issues, change or redundancy

My specialist interest: change management
- 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. You enabled me to identify what I was struggling with. As the sessions progressed, I would leave feeling stronger, happier and more able to trust in my ability to look after myself again.”

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience
I am an experienced Therapist. I trained in classical Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Manchester Person Centred Counselling Services (PCCS) and completed my training placement at BlueSCI, a wellbeing centre for people living with enduring mental health distress.

I am also an experienced Equality and Diversity Professional. I led on policy development and training for 10 years and founded the first Equality and Diversity Network for Housing Professionals in England. Prior to this I worked for 15 years across London in advice/advocacy contexts (London Rape Crisis Centre, women’s refuges and supported housing). I draw on this broad experience to inform my counselling practice.

Professional qualifications
BACP Accreditation, January 2016
BACP Accredited Advanced PG Diploma Cert in Couples Counselling, Oct 2015
BACP Accredited Professional Year PG Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, PCCS Jan 2010
ABC Level 4 PG Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling, PCCS August 2009
ABC Level 3 PG Certificate in Counselling Skills, PCCS June 2007
BA Hons Degree Communication and Women Studies

Training in couples counselling include
BACP Accredited Advanced PG Diploma Cert in Couples Counselling, Oct 2015
The Stuck Couple; Managing Disappointment and Blame, Tavistock Centre London Oct 2013
The Impact of Attachment Security on the Couple Relationship, Tavistock Centre London June 2012
Effective Person Centred Couples Therapy, PCCS Training Nov 2011

Training in counselling issues include
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
Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding, March 2010
Trans Awareness Workshop, Gender Shift, March 2010
Disability Equality, HearFirst Sept 2009

Training in workplace issues include
Managing Grievance and Disciplinary Issues, Mar 2014
Managing Staff Sickness and Absence, Sept 2013
Data Protection Law and Good Practice, June 2013
The Equality Act, Westminster Briefing June 2013
Employment Law, Leicester University, May 2013

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

'Gender identity, sexuality and relationships'
Group therapy throughout the year. 6 sessions on a weekly basis. Small groups. Feel free to enquire.

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Fees

Individuals and couples
Initial consultation: £25 (one hour)
Therapy session: £40-£60 (per hour)
Concessions available. Please enquire at first contact.
All rates are subject to review.

Organisations (variable rates)
I am a Registered Therapist with Bupa and Aviva Health and an Associate Therapist with several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) 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.

Further information

I offer a free 15/20 min tel call to cover practical issues and to book an initial consult (£25 one hour). Feel free to contact me by tel, text or email. I look forward to hearing from you when the time is right.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M21 9DJ
Manchester, M21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday to Friday daytime and evening. Therapy for individuals and couples.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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