Vanessa Black MA Counselling BSc dip Couns MBACP

Vanessa Black MA Counselling BSc dip Couns MBACP

The Whitefield Foot Clinic
198 Bury New Road
Greater Manchester
M45 6QF

The Perrin Clinic
83 Whittaker Lane
Greater Manchester
M25 1ET


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The Whitefield Foot Clinic
198 Bury New Road
Greater Manchester
M45 6QF

The Perrin Clinic
83 Whittaker Lane
Greater Manchester
M25 1ET


About me

Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? All Therapy by Vanessa Black  offers professional, effective and afordable psychotherapy and counselling service for children, young people, adults and couples: Within a confidential relationship, and supported by a compassionate and respectful psychotherapist, I offer a safe place to explore difficult feelings such as stress, anxiety or depression, which often get in the way of personal relationships, work or studies.These emotions sometimes can make people feel unhappy or angry and often hopeless and stuck.

I strive to work with you to reach a joint understanding, an agreement on how to best help. Committed to enhancing people’s experience of their internal world and ability to take more pleasure in their life and achieve a sense of wellbeing.

I have many years of experience within  the NHS, Private and Voluntary sector. I run workshops and CPD events for those seeking personal and professional development. I have worked with people experiencing chronic mental health problems and addictions. Currently I am working as a Play Therapist, Child and Adult Therapist for a cancer charity in Manchester, providing support to families affected by a cancer diagnosis.

I describe myself as an Integrative psychotherapist and play therapist, drawing on different approaches such as Psychodynamic ideas, Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and Systemic Thinking, as best suit each individual.

I work with individuals, couples and groups; face to face, on the telephone or through Skype.

I work from 2 comfortable offices, and I am also able to work with children in school.

Training, qualifications & experience


BPS Approved Certificate in Supervision: 2017

Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling: 2016

Post Graduate Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT (Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy) : 2016

Postgraduate Certificate in Therapy with Children and Families: 2015 Brooks Creative Therapy

MA Counselling (Merit): 2011 Manchester University

Diploma in Intregrative Counselling :2010 Manchester University

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling : 2008 University of Salford

Certificate in Person Centre Counselling: 2007 University of Salford

I have completed training in the following areas:

Compassion Focussed Therapy Advanced Clinical Skills (2017)

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance (2016)

Core Principles and Techniques in Meta Cognitive Therapy (2016)

Meta Cognitive Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (2016)

Introduction to Play Therapy ( 2012)

Working with the Metaphor (2012)

Attachment Theory & Self Awareness of Counsellor (2013)

Helping Children Tell Their Stories ( 2012)

Understanding & Supporting People who Self-Harm ( 2012)

Working with Diversity & Differences (2012)

Children’s Emotional Wellbeing ( 2013)

Working with Parents ( 2013)

Art Therapy as Self-Care for Helping Professions (2013)

Training for Trainers ( 2014)

CBT Boot Camp (2014)

The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups (2014)

Supporting Suddenly Bereaved Children and Young People ( 2014)

Working with Addictions (2014)

Anxiety Traps! CBT Solutions (2015)

Increasing Access to CBT: Masterclass - making changes that matter through games and play (ACMH 2015)


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£50 per session: Face to Face (children, young people and adults)
£40 per session: Skype or Telephone
£60 per session: Couple Therapy

£60 per session: Supervision

Further information

My rooms at the Perrin Clinic in Prestwich are on the ground floor of the building. Free parking is also available at this location.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M45 6QF
Manchester, M25 1ET

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


8am - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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