My name is Zoe and my counselling approach is integrative. I use a wealth of approaches and strategies for exploring mental health and wellbeing areas in relation to the individual client and their presenting issue.
I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and am eligible for accreditation. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. I am, also, a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I provide counselling within Hazel Grove, Stockport. My approach values you-as an individual and your own individual life experiences. It is part of counselling to explore thoughts, emotions and behaviours that may be being dealt with and my approach seeks to do this in an understanding and non-judgemental manner.
I offer appointments on Thursdays, evenings and weekends.
If you require counselling or have any questions regarding the service, or counselling generally, then please contact me on 07507-072204 or via email.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience, as a counsellor, has spanned the previous 14 years. I have conducted counselling within a variety of organisations : Beacon, Oakwood House, Relate and Saneline. My counselling has included providing therapeutic support for clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and has supported a range of presenting issues. I have counselled young people and adults who have presented with relational difficulties, anxiety, eating issues, self-harm, anger management concerns, self-esteem, bullying, loss and bereavement, identity items, depression, trauma, emotional and psychological abuse histories, addiction, hopelessness, stress, behavioural concerns, phobias and obsessive compulsive behaviours.
Currently I offer private practice counselling appointments. In my other professional role, I teach counselling modules within Higher Education and have a passion for counselling and psychotherapeutic support. In previous roles, I have used counselling skills and approaches within a range of non-counselling roles too- as a community outreach worker with children and families in crisis, as a Special Educational Needs co-ordinator and as a residential care worker with Looked After Children. These experiences enable me to connect and empathise with a wide range of issues and experiences.
- MA Counselling and Post-graduate Diploma (University of Manchester)
- Level 1, 2 and 3 Counselling qualifications (Stockport College).
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Bolton).
- PGCE and Special Educational Needs qualifications.
- Personality Development-A psychoanalytic Approach (Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy)
- Recognising and Preventing Female Genital Mutilation (Home Office)
- Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (University of Salford)
- Enhanced Psychotherapeutic Work with Eating Disordered Clients (North West Centre for Eating Disorders).
- Interventions for Mental Health in Every day Practice (University of Manchester and NHS)
- Creative Therapy Skills (Beacon Counselling)
- Loss and Endings (Beacon Counselling).
- The impact of Abuse and neglect (Trust for the Study of Adolescence).
- Cancer Awareness (Macmillan and Relate GMS).
- Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (NWCED).
- I have attended various training events and CPD requirements.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young People's counselling and support.
The initial session (introductory consultation) will cost £20 and this enables you to ask questions and to consider whether counselling and my approach is suitable for you.
Subsequent sessions are priced at £35 but this can be negotiated depending on the client's financial circumstances.
If you wish to contact me then please telephone 07507-072204 or 0161-285-2600, or via email. The counselling sessions are available in Hazel Grove and the practice is accessible via the 192 bus stop, or is a short walk from the train station.
I am currently setting up an online counselling and telephone counselling option for my services. Prices for these options will vary.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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