Alexandra Gillyon, Registered Member MBACP

Alexandra Gillyon, Registered Member MBACP


07951 392 935

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About me

I am an integrative counsellor and have worked with clients looking for change, ways to cope with anxiety, grow or to find meaning. I use talking therapy as well as creative approaches. I adopt an approach that is warm, supportive and solution focused, offering flexible and adhoc appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m an integrative therapist, trained at the University of Manchester. I am a fully insured member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I follow their ethical framework and guidelines for ethical practice.

How I work

An integrative approach means I able to work with a range of techniques, and at the start of therapy we begin by discussing a way of working that fits with who you are.  This can range from focusing on solutions, seeking behavioural changes, exploring your past experiences or using creative techniques.

I help some clients to find direction, meaning or purpose in their life. Other clients come to explore patterns that have so far been unhelpful in their lives to help find their potential and live in a way that feels more fulfilling and authentic with their true self. I aim to help my clients understand and give a voice to aspects of their lives that currently feel difficult or painful. This understanding can be cathartic and also help clients make decisions about things or come to terms with areas of their lives that they cannot change. I have worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loss and fear about the future. I also work with military veterans or members of their families, focusing on issues including service life, operational deployments, or struggles with the transition to civilian life.

I offer a down-to-earth approach to counselling, with my belief that at the heart it is a conversation about living. Therapy aims to help you suffer or struggle less and work on opening up the possibilities in your life. I don’t attempt to “fix” you or tell you what to do, and have found that therapy works best when we work collaboratively, so I am not a silent therapist either.

My first session with clients is about allowing you to decide whether I am the right therapist for you, and explore what you want out of the sessions. I go through a contract of confidentiality, which I sign as an important part of helping you feel safe in your counselling.

My experience

I have worked with a diverse cultural mix and range of ages, and my practice is LGBTQ friendly.


I have a Manchester city centre practice.

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Therapies offered


Session prices

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Please let me know if wheelchair access is required.


Please contact me for current availability

Types of client