Angela McDonnell, MBACP

Beech Nook Therapy Room
Beech Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
M21 9EQ


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Beech Nook Therapy Room
Beech Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
M21 9EQ


About me

Providing Counselling and Therapeutic Services in South Manchester

- How Are You ? -

You may be asked this question nearly every day ... but do you ever really answer it truthfully?

It can be difficult to speak to friends, family members or colleagues about your difficulties and the more you pretend to be 'fine' or conceal your true thoughts and feelings (from others and yourself) the more disconnected you may become from what you truly think, feel and want. Without this awareness you can struggle to create the life that you really want for yourself.

Most of us need a helping hand from time to time and I can provide that through counselling and therapeutic support. ​I provide a calm and welcoming space away from the pressures of your everyday life. Giving you the opportunity to accept, come to terms with and move on from previous experiences and plan for your future.

- Helping You To Make Positive Life Changes -

What positive changes do YOU want in your life ?

In my role as your counsellor I will support you to uncover what is meaningful to you, and help you to decide upon the positive changes that you want to make in your life.  I do not have imposed solutions to your problems, but I will work with you to help you to reach the place that you want to reach.

- Working with Me - What Can You Expect .. ? -

Talk Therapy:

Your sessions will include compassionate and in-depth dialogue in the form of talk therapy. I will support you to put words to your experience, wonder about the intentions or motivations behind behaviours, thoughts or actions; notice emotional patterns or themes and see the bigger picture. We will pause, reflect and be curious about your experience. Trust me, this is where the juice is! Slowing down to really sense into your experience will offer you much more insight, layers of meaning and open pathways for your experience to unfold.

'Other than Words':

There are a number of illuminating and exploratory approaches that  I may offer to support you to open up your story and experience. These 'other than words' approaches will help you to move beyond the logical and linear way of approaching, processing, and talking about your problem; supporting you to openup new possibilities and perspectives.

Amongst other things you may find yourself creating life maps, writing lists, drawing or doodling, experimenting with symbolic 'play', letter writing, practising mindfullness or meditation  ... of course we will sit and talk too! Between sessions you may be provided with therapeutic material to experiment with.

- Thinking of Booking A Session ? -

I believe that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship between client and therapist, so the very best way to decide if you want to take it further is to get in contact with me and we can take it from there.

I offer a 30 minute initial face to face consultation, the fee for this service is £20. There is no obligation to book further sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Creative Expressive Therapies / Art Therapy Specialism
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Course approved by the British Psychological Society.
  • Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling: Practitioner level course.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills and Concepts
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques: To the syllabus set by AAMET
  • Focusing Level 1, 2 and 3
  • FOAT Level 1 and 2, Focusing Oriented (expressive) Art Therapy Level
  • Child Protection Training
  • Telephone Counselling Training
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Women Creativity and Spirituality
  • Eco Psychology and Nature Based Therapies

Member organisations



  • Initial Consultation, 30 minutes  - £20
  • Counselling Session, 50 minutes - £50

Payment is by cash, paypal or bank transfer.

Further information

If you would like to arrange an initial consultation, please email me at, call or text me on 07939201397.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M21 9EQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I can offer evening, daytime and weekend appointments. Please telephone me, e-mail or text me your availability and I will let you know if I can accommodate you.

Types of client

Older adults