About me

I am a qualified therapist with a Masters degree in Counselling.  I work integratively which means I use a range of approaches to find the best way for you to explore whatever thoughts and feelings you have in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. I offer face to face, online and telephone therapy.

I work with a range of issues, some of which include bereavement, anxiety, depression, family issues and dynamics, low self-esteem, chronic illness, loneliness and relationship issues. I also work with life transitions such as retirement, job change, illness, leaving religion, faith transition, spirituality and anything relating to identity which was part of the focus of my master’s research.

I have worked in a variety of settings and offer a free 30-minute initial phone session to be sure we are both comfortable and happy to work together. There is no expectation of continuing after the initial session if you decide not to go ahead.

I like to provide a warm and empathic environment for you to work through whatever you need support with and I look forward to hearing from you.

About counselling.

Counselling starts as a conversation between you and your therapist. You may be struggling to move forward in life, need support to process difficult emotions or feel anxious or depressed and are not quite sure how to tackle it.

Maybe you're going through changes and want some space to figure out how to navigate it, struggling with family and relationships or trying to make sense of the past. You may just want a place to explore yourself and your life to make more sense of it.

Whatever you're going through counselling may be able to help and support you.

If you have never had counselling before, I know it can sometimes feel intimidating. You may not know what to expect or even if it's the right step for you. It’s hard to know where to start, who to choose and where to get your questions answered.

I work with you to make the process as simple as possible. The more you know, the better you can feel in your decision. Hopefully this will help you to feel more comfortable and empowered along the way, so if you have any questions just ask.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Counselling from the University of Manchester.
  • Postgraduate certificate in Counselling from the University of Salford.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Leaving religion.

Leaving cults.

Faith transition.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Free 30-minute initial session by phone or Zoom.

£40 per session.

Availability

Evening and daytime appointments available. 

Stalybridge
Cheshire
SK15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Anna Fletcher

Anna Fletcher