Ainur Lenahan

Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 6NG
07395571376 07395571376

About me

As a Counsellor, I aim to help overwhelmed adults who encountered difficulties with their past, bereavement, low mood and low self-esteem to enable them to enjoy life again, to recognise personal potential and self-empowerment, so they can move towards having a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Sometimes in our lives we reach a point when despite trying to sort out issues for ourselves, to overcome the experiences that life throws at us or to move on with our lives in hope that upsetting feelings will somehow disappear. Yet, we find ourselves numb or empty, easily upset or annoyed struggling to enjoy the life we have. This can affect everything we hold dear: the relationship that we worked so hard for; the work environment and interests that we once enjoyed; or, loss of identity or self-esteem that was unfairly destroyed because of past that we went through. It can be really hard to share our difficulties with someone, and it takes a lot of courage and effort to ask for help. Therefore, finding the right person is so important for you.

I value your courage and respect your first step. My aim is to provide you with a safe and confidential space, away from every day life pressures, where you can breathe fully and concentrate on you. I am committed to being by your side on the journey you need to take and respecting your space and yet being interested in your feelings in a warm, empathic and non-judgemental way. This is where you can begin to find yourself, understand your feelings and move towards your personal acceptance and growth. This, in return, will enhance your relationships and enable you to enjoy life again moving forward with confidence in all aspects of your life.

At the heart of my practice lies therapeutic relationship and collaboration meaning that we are all unique and our needs are individual. Together, we will tailor our work in a way that works for you and help you to achieve your goal.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Salford University (currently studying for Masters)
  • Graduate Certificate in Counselling at Salford University
  • Certificate in Transnational Analysis Counselling
  • Certificate in Trauma Training 3 day course
  • Certificate in Relational Depth in Counselling
  • Diploma in Interpreting Skills
  • Diploma in Business Skills

In addition to my private practice, I work as a sessional counsellor in NHS Six Degrees Social Enterprise in Salford and volunteer for Willow Woods Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne providing bereavement and cancer related counselling for adults.

I also teach Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting Course at Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

If you are interested in working with me, I offer you to meet me in my therapy room for 30 minutes free of charge, so we can explore what it would be like working together.

Then, should you decide to work with me, my fees are £45 for each 1 hour session.

I also offer a concession rate to counselling students and key workers of £35.00.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

My therapy room is situated in Stockport with an easy access to the main Stockport train station, bus links and M60 motorway, also including free car parking facilities.

193-195 Wellington Road South
Sound Of Mind Counselling, Brookfield House
Stockport
Cheshire
SK2 6NG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Russian

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I offer flexible counselling hours including evening and weekend sessions. I am available and working during COVID-19 following government guidelines.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Ainur Lenahan

Ainur Lenahan