About me

Beginning therapy can be daunting. As someone who has been in this place, I am able to understand how this feels, and I will work to ensure you feel safe and comfortable in this process. As a highly qualified therapist, I can help match the best therapeutic approaches to your needs.

People come to counselling for all kinds of reasons, usually, at a time you may be feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with aspects of your life. This is often experienced as depression or anxiety. My role as a therapist is to provide a safe space for you to explore your difficulties at your own pace, in a safe and non-judgemental relationship.

Therapy needs to provide a safe space for you to be able to talk. I will offer a warm and accepting environment, as I understand how vulnerable beginning counselling and talking about difficult feelings can be.  Through building a trusting and caring relationship, I will work to feel safe and supported on your journey towards healing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master's Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (MSc) - University of Keele

Level 2 ABC Certificate in Counselling Concepts & Level 3 ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills - The Manchester College

BACP Registered Member - 386648

LSBC Level 1 & 2 Certificate in Domestic Abuse & Level 1 Certificate in Safeguarding - Cheshire East Partnership

I have experience working with many different issues. I have done a lot of work with domestic abuse, and understand the impact this has on the mental wellbeing of survivors of abuse. I have also completed research into the effects of high-pressured schooling on mental health, and understand the pressures facing young people in such uncertain times.

I also have a lot of experience working with students and young people and understand the problems and issues that arise with university life.

Member organisations


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 and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £35 per session
  • Free initial telephone consultation 


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Further information

People often consider reaching out to a counsellor when they feel unable to work out problems for themselves, and sometimes this can feel like going round in circles. We may reach out to friends and family in the first instance, but there are times when it becomes necessary to contact a professional to work through problems with an impartial therapist.

3 Longton Avenue
West Didsbury
M20 3JN

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

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Anna Lawton

Anna Lawton