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 an Associate Therapist for Bupa and Aviva Health Insurance.
Therapy for individuals and couples counselling
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:
- anxiety, depression or stress
- bereavement, grief and 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 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.
Client 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 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 policy and 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
Data Protection Act 1998, June 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
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling for older people/ elderly
Counselling for Carers
Bereavement counselling for losing a loved one
Bereavement counselling for losing a loved pet
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Individuals and couples
Initial consult: £25 (1hr) introductory rate
Therapy session: £40-£60 (per hr)
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 offer a free 15/20 min tel call to cover practical issues and to book a low cost initial consult (£25).
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. Clinical Supervision for Therapists and Professionals.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Clinical Supervision for trainee and qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists and Professionals working in the helping professions.View supervision profile