Ann Curley MA, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor

Ann Curley MA, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor

Riverside Wellbeing
1 Market Street
High Peak
SK23 7AA

07961 286040

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About me

Hello, my name is Ann Curley and  I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 18 years practice experience providing counselling support to adults (individuals and couples), teenagers and children.

Counselling for Adults

I have worked with adults for the past 27 years (both as a counsellor and a mental health practitioner) and I am experienced in providing support to people suffering with anxiety, low mood, sadness  and depression, self worth issues, bereavement and loss, work related stress, anger, trauma, abuse and relationship difficulties. I have recently completed additional training in Couples and Relationship Counselling.

As well as working in private practice I provide 1:1 counselling support to NHS and local authority employees and am happy to work with both short term/brief and longer term counselling approaches.

I am able to offer a confidential and flexible counselling service in a safe and friendly environment. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat about what you may need from counselling and also to help you decide if I am the right person to help.

Counselling for Children and Young People

Throughout my counselling career I have also enjoyed  working with children and young adults. This has been predominantly in school settings in the local area as well as  further education and university counselling services. I have experience helping children  and young adults manage a range of difficulties such as: grief and loss, trauma, anger, bullying, exam stress, body image issues, relationship difficulties, sexual identity, low mood, self harm, loss of confidence and friendship problems.

Counselling for Infertility

I have specialist training as an Infertility Counsellor. I am accredited by the British Infertility Counselling Association and since 2001 I have worked in a busy NHS Department of Reproductive Medicine. Struggling to conceive and subsequently undergoing infertility investigations and treatment can be extremely stressful, causing individuals significant anxiety and often putting a strain on the couple relationship.Over the years I have gained a lot of experience supporting people through this process.

Group Support- I run short term (6 session) Self help Support Groups for Women and for Couples undergoing fertility investigations and treatment.


I am a qualified supervisor and provide supervision to counsellors and other health care professionals working with adults, young people and children.

As with my counselling practice, I aim to offer a flexible service in a quiet and comfortable environment and competitive rates.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Integrative Counselling)- Manchester University
  • Accredited  member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
  • Accredited member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (AMBICA)
  • Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision Practice
  • Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • BA Hons Degree
  • Diploma  in Social Work
  • Masters in Social Work

Continuing professional development courses and training (2000-present)

  • Certificate in Counselling Children (48 Hours -Relate Institute)
  • Schools Work: Train the Trainer (9 Credits at Level 3 - Relate Institute)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy - BRIEF
  • Transactional Analysis Training
  • CBT Training
  • Grief and Loss Training
  • Safeguarding (adults and children)/domestic violence training (regularly renewed and updated)
  • Working with survivors of sexual abuse
  • Risk assessment training
  • Ongoing Training (Attending and Delivering) Infertility Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Group Work:

Confidence Building Groups for Children (8-11 years)

Infertility Support for women and couples.


1 day Infertility Counselling Introductory workshops for counsellors and other professionals with a special interest in this area. Next Training Date: October 2018

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  • Initial introductory 30 minute meeting £10 (room hire)
  • Ongoing counselling sessions for individuals £40 for 60 minutes
  • Ongoing counselling sessions for couples - £50 for 60 minutes


  • £45 for supervision

Student counsellors please contact me to discuss reduced rates.

Further information

I have a person centered philosophy and through my training as an integrative counsellor, I am able to apply different counselling approaches to try to help individuals, couples, adults, children and young people overcome problems and hopefully find themselves in a preferred place.

In terms of the service that I offer, I aim to be as flexible as possible and am happy to negotiate times and frequency of contact to meet the needs of the individual.

Maps & Directions

High Peak, SK23 7AA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Available most evenings and all day on Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training


Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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