About me

I am an independent counsellor/psychotherapist working in Birkdale, Southport and in Manchester City Centre.  I specialise in Relationship and psychosexual therapy and also offer general counselling. I have worked as a sessional therapist at the Priory Hospital in Altrincham. I have twenty-six years experience of working both in the NHS and Private Practice as well as working for EAP Companies, where I see employees.   I also see people who are experiencing:-
Lack of Self-Esteem
Work Related Stress
Traumatic Life Events
Post-Natal Depression
Coming to Terms with illness

I also run Workshops

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my career with Relate and worked for them for twelve years as a Relationship Therapist.  I completed my M.A. in Counselling in 1995.  I have a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Supervision.  I am BACP accredited (Snr.) and work to their Code of Ethics and Practice. I am also an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.  Registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

Workplace Mediation.  I am a qualified workplace mediator.


Additional information

Birkdale Practice:-
£40 per session for daytime appointments.
£50 per session for appointments after 6.15p.m. and weekends.

Manchester Practice:-
£50 per session.


Monday - Friday, daytime and evening appointments. Weekend appointments on request.

Further information

Manchester Practice is based in a listed building in the centre of Manchester on Deansgate, close to station and transport links.

Birkdale Practice is five minutes walk from Birkdale Station and has on-road parking.

Further details e-mail: anne.aitken.37@gmail.com

11A Saxon Road

Milton Room
3rd Floor, Milton Hall
244 Deansgate
M3 4BQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision to counsellors working with individuals and couples.

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Anne Aitken

Anne Aitken