Anne Aitken

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M.A. MBACP Registered/Accredited
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Southport PR8 & Manchester M3
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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Workplace Mediation.  I am a qualified workplace mediator.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Birkdale Practice:-
£50 per session

Manchester Practice:-
£50 per session.

When I work

Monday - Thursday daytime and evening appointments. Friday morning appointments.

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:

11A Saxon Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2AX

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

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

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