About me

I am a highly experienced BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor and Reiki Master based in Manchester. Prompt appointments are usually available.

I offer confidential counselling for many issues and work with adults, young people, couples and small groups. My aim is to help you to explore your concerns and to find ways forward that are right for you.

Issues I can help with include

Abuse, anxiety, bereavement, couples counselling, cultural, depression, disability, health, relationships, self-esteem, sexuality, spirituality, stress, work and other concerns.

You may be considering counselling because an issue could be causing distress, or you feel a need to deal with something that has been going on for some time. Whatever your concern and level of distress, you may find counselling helpful.

My counselling approach

My counselling approach is person-centred. This is based on a fundamental belief that people can heal in a favourable environment, provided through a supportive therapeutic relationship.

Creative/art therapy is also available as another way to explore and potentially gain more insight.

Sessions usually last 1 hour and can be arranged according to your requirements.
Telephone and remote sessions are also available.

You are welcome to contact me to discuss your requirements and arrange a session.

Contact hours
Monday to Friday, 09:00am to 6:00pm (except public holidays).
I will respond to phone and email messages as soon as I can.

Other therapies offered
I am also a Reiki Master and offer Reiki therapy.
I offer confidential supervision to therapists and other professionals.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • B.Sc. (Hons) Degree.
  • Reg. MBACP (Accred), Reg. No 093559, 2014.
  • Diploma in Counselling, 1999.
  • PG Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
  • Reiki Master Degree, 2012.
  • Continuing professional development via ongoing training and workshops.

    Training includes: 
    Anger, art and creative therapy, bereavement, child protection, children and young people, couples, culture, death of baby, depression, disability, diversity, drugs, elderly, family systems, online counselling, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual abuse, sexuality, sexual minorities, suicide, trauma.


  • Counsellor and Reiki Therapist: Debbie Ruskin Counselling & Therapy, 2003-present.
  • Counsellor: The Perrin Clinic, 2006-present.
  • Supervisor: The Rainbow Trust for their family support workers, 2005-present.
  • Counsellor: Various organisations and companies, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs), Occupational Health Services and healthcare professionals, 1999-present.
  • My own life experiences increase my personal as well as professional understanding of the benefits of Counselling and Reiki, which enhances my work as a therapist.

Professional Memberships:

  • I am a Registered Accredited Member of BACP (Reg. No 093559) and work to their code of practice.
  • I am also a member of Counselling Northwest.

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

General issues, Identity, Cultural issues, Health, Life threatening/limiting illness.


From £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Therapy: From £45 per hour. Discount is available for block booking of sessions.
This charge is for individual or couples/small group sessions.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Contact hours
Monday to Friday, 09:00am to 6:00pm (except public holidays).
I will respond to phone and email messages as soon as I can.

Further information

I am based at:

The Perrin Clinic, 83 Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1ET.

It is located with easy access from Greater Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Lancashire, Cheshire and the North West.
It is near the M60 motorway (junction 17 or 19) and close to local bus and Metrolink routes.
The nearest Metrolink station is Heaton Park.
There is disabled access and ample free roadside parking.

Other therapies offered:

I am also a Reiki Master and offer Reiki therapy.
I offer confidential supervision to therapists and other professionals.

The Perrin Clinic
83 Whittaker Lane
M25 1ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is disabled access, ample free roadside parking and practice rooms downstairs which I can arrange to use if required. Telephone sessions are also available. Please let me know on booking if you have any access requirements.

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In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Debbie Ruskin

Debbie Ruskin