About me

I am a person-centred counsellor Senior Accredited with BACP, Sessions are at your pace, acceptance, confidentiality and trust being paramount. My private practice is in a relaxed, confidential, comfortable setting, non-clinical but professional. Central to my approach is you as a person rather than the issues that you present. I offer face to face, telephone, and on-line if requested,and also home-visits

I have been qualified since 1996, working predominantly in health care environments both Private and NHS [primary and secondary care],more laterly I have extensive experience with Employee Assistance Programmes on a national level.
My aim would be to try and understand your world, what you think, feel and believe, valuing your view. I aim to give you acceptance and respect, enabling you to gain a greater understanding of yourself. Sessions are not prescriptive, but would be mutually discussed to suit your needs and regularity.

I offer a Introductory session [30min] were we can meet to discuss counselling and this is often a helpful meeting whereby you can decide whether you feel comfortable and safe to share with me and pursue the counselling process.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma counselling -1996                            dinsdale.jpg
Certificate counselling -1994
Introductory level -1992
Accredited bereavement counsellor
Accredited victim support worker.
Certificate in art therapy
Couples Training Basic/Advanced-2009
Certificate In Essential Supervision Skills [BPS Approved] -2014

Basic mentoring training -2010
8years experience in Eating Disorders
Member of BACP [MBACP] -since 1994
Independently registered and accredited since 2004

**I regularly engage in Professional Development to support my professional registration and have Certification in many subjects.
Suicide prevention Training course / Salford University [ Dec 2013]
Essential Supervision Skills [BPS approved Certificate In Clinical Supervision' [March 2014]
Internet Pornography And Relationships-Master Class[ March 2016]
Working With families-December 2016-continuing training[Counselling And family Centre Altrincham]

Trauma In Counselling And Psycotherapy-June 2017-Mindsite

Professionally I have worked in several places, accumulating experience and counselling in a wide range of issues. Predominantly, my counselling has been in health care environments in the NHS and private hospitals. I see clients of differing ages (mainly 14+) but I have also seen younger people. I am comfortable counselling long term, or working with you in the short term.

As a specialism I have 8 years experience in an Eating Disorder Unit, working with every aspect of these conditions.Also I have extensive work as a bereavement counsellor individual/group therapy,and critical incident debriefing. I have IAPT [NHS] experience screenings / assessments and counselling .

Current employment
IAPT -Counsellor [Sessions Screenings / Assessments]
Associate counsellor for several national Employee Assistance Programme providers.  NHS Trust - external Staff Counsellor
local businesses-employee referrals

Personal recommendations
Registered with Private Health Care providers

CRB-Enhanced Disclosure. Full professional Insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

self harm, general dissatisfaction, domestic abuse, single parent issues
mentoring, employment issues,ill health generally,


Additional information

£15-Initial Introductory session [30min]
£55 - counselling sessions[1hr]

£65-Counselling sessions [1hr]
Telephone counselling is also available

Appointments available daytime/ early evening, Monday to Friday
Weekends [occasionally]
Appointment are flexible, and based around your needs.
[home visits considered]
My website may also give you some insight-www.counsellingjaynedinsdale.co.uk


Day time /Early Evenings/ Saturdays [occasionally] Home visits considered if you prefer your own environment. Telephone counselling availablw

Further information

Counselling usually begins with an initial meeting, during which you will be able to sense whether you are asset_5e79f38356c24.jpgat ease with me and would like to have further sessions. Counselling may begin at this point, or we may discuss terms of our working agreement and by talking gain a sense of whether engaging further into a professional relationship would be beneficial.

If you contact me and I can't answer in person please feel free to leave a message. I will return your call!

2 Elm Tree Road
Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Access is good to practice, parking outside, and flat driveway, washroom facilities also, and room easy accessible

Additional languages


Jayne Dinsdale

Jayne Dinsdale