Kate Morrissey MBACP

Kate Morrissey MBACP


0161 862 9607 / 07913781982

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About me

I am a friendly, qualified and experienced 1-1 & couples counsellor and supervisor working in south Manchester.

I am a registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy and abide by their ethical standards.

I offer a confidential, professional and non-judgemental service.

I can offer short or long term therapy, depending on what is required.

I work from a person centred perspective because I believe that when people are given a safe space to explore their feelings and difficulties they can grow and develop the resources they already have within themselves to live more satisfying lives.

I have been working in the social care field for 17 years, including working in mental health, youth work, with lesbian, gay and bisexual people, refugees and at a women's refuge.

In addition to my private practice, I have gained my counselling experience at a rape crisis centre, a doctors surgery, a brook advisory service and a young peoples mental health centre.

Counselling has helped me in my own life to grow in confidence and self belief and also to have healthier and happier relationships with others. I find it very rewarding to see other people develop their own strengths and resources.

I believe that counselling can be of benefit to anyone, whatever their background or difficulties. Most people at some point in their lives will struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety or low confidence, especially when going through difficult life events such as bereavement, relationship breakdown or problems at work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in psychology (University of Liverpool, 1995).
I also have a Masters in Social Work (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2000).

Counselling Qualifications:
Advanced cert in counselling skills (1998)
Advanced Diploma in counselling (2002-2004)
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2007-2008)
Certificate in Couples counselling 2011

Other short courses include:

Narrative therapy
Expressive therapies
Stress and trauma
Safeguarding children
Mindfulness approaches to stress

I have also offered workshops around issues of self-harm and suicide and general mental health awareness.
I have trained young people to staff a helpline and befriending project.
I have run a well-being project for refugees & helped set up a pilot counselling service for women asylum seekers.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self-harm;cultural & identity issues; work with women; oppression and discrimination; survivors of childhood abuse.


I charge £45 an hour for individual therapy and £70 for 1.5 hours couples counselling (concessions are available for the unemployed/those on low income).

I have daytime and some evening slots.

Further information

Please feel free to call or email me in confidence with any queries you may have about how I work.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M19

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Monday- Friday. Limited evening availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have a postgraduate certificate in supervision.

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