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Anne Gregory Regd.Member BACP (MBACP) Counselling, Psychotherapy & Education

Stockport SK12 & Manchester M2 07592 467550 07592 467550
Stockport SK12 & Manchester M2
07592 467550 07592 467550

About me

As an Integrative Counselling Psychotherapist, I did my initial training placement at Mind, where I often volunteer part time, as both a counsellor & Therapeutic course facilitator.

I am am a warm, caring, and approachable person with a very down to earth approach. I am easy to talk to, and have a genuine interest in helping others build resilience and overcome difficulty. I am non-judgemental and a good listener.

I have a passion for helping clients learn how to manage anxiety, depression, stress, low mood, negative thinking, self doubt, low confidence, self esteem and worry issues that are negatively impacting on life & well-being.

Individual circumstance vary over time, so I believe in using a combination of theoretical approaches and techniques in my work , to provide a uniquely bespoke service tailored to your current and changing needs.

I understand choosing the right counsellor is very important, and starting therapy can often be a difficult time. To make this easier, I can offer a free initial appointment to discuss your specific challenges. This gives us the opportunity to discover if we feel we are a good fit for each other before booking sessions.

Transitioning through life changes can be difficult, but, with the right support, adjusting to Grief & Loss & any difficulties can be managed in proactive ways.

Working together, we can use any combination of Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy, Person Centred Counselling, CBT, and other approaches, dependent on your needs. This is all done as a gradual process, working at the pace that's right for you.

This helps build your personal resilience, understanding and acceptance. The work we do is tailored around your needs and your preferences in therapy, and designed to fully support and empower you.

If you feel stuck, fearful, anxious, or are struggling and need assistance, or just a listening ear,  please email, text or call. Voicemail is on when I am with clients, but please leave a message with a number to call you back on. I will always respond within 24 hours (at the latest) so that we can explore the best options to help you.

Also, If you are interested in any of the other services I offer in addition to counselling, and feel they may be of benefit to you or your organisation, please feel free to enquire and I will be happy to provide more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Reiki Master Practitioner Certificate - January 2019

BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (Professional) - August 2018

ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Professional) - October 2017

ABC Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills - November 2013

Second Degree Reiki Practitioner Certificate - June 2013

First Degree Reiki Practitioner Certificate - November 2012

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts - February 2012

I have lots of experience in a busy local Mind Mental health Charity as both a counsellor for one to one counselling, and as a facilitator, delivering educational therapeutic courses to help groups develop awareness of mental health, learn how to manage and improve wellbeing.

As well as Professional training  - I have lots of personal experience of life's difficulties, building resilience, and the use of techniques for managing complex issues. This has the added benefit of a deeper understanding, sensitivity and insight when working with my clients.

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

In addition to counselling & psychotherapy, I am qualified in Education & Training, and Reiki, which means I can offer additional services on an educational and holistic level to suit your requirements.

I use a solution focused therapy approach with education, exploration & coaching skills, to help support you in varied personal and professional developments. Maintaining focus on the aims, objectives and goals you want to achieve.

I offer Mental Health Awareness Education which is tailored to you or your workplace's specific needs - All services can be accessed by individuals, groups or organisations, and by employers looking for workplace well-being, mental health awareness, and workplace counselling.

I am trained as a Reiki Master, and use energetic healing for balance in Mind, Body & Spirit - This is generally felt by most people to be a relaxing experience which helps reduce built up stress and tension. I also offer Faith based Healing for individuals on a one to one basis.

Fees

  • Initial Free Session
  • Counselling  £60.00
  • Reiki            £40.00
  • Personal/Professional Development/Coaching £75+
  • Some concessions available for counselling students and those on a low income.

How I work:

I work in blocks of 6 weeks for short term therapy.

For longer term therapy, after the initial 6 weeks, there will be a 2 week reflective break followed by another block of 6 weeks and reassessment after each 6 week period.

Mental Health-education, therapeutic group courses - £25 per person, per 2 hour session.
(stress, anxiety, confidence, self-esteem, mindfulness & meditation, managing wellbeing)

Personal & Professional Development Support - £75+ dependent on requirements
(with coaching & solution focused therapy)

Groups & Organisations  - Fees to be arranged, dependent on requirements.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

The Royal Exchange Building
St Ann's Square
Manchester
M2 7PE

Poynton Civic Hall
Off Park Lane
Poynton
Stockport
Cheshire
SK12 1RB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Poynton Civic Hall is a fully accessible building, with toilets, all on ground level, with helpful reception staff and a seated waiting area.

Availability

I offer a range of appointment types & work flexibly to accommodate a time that is suitable for your needs.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Anne Gregory Regd.Member BACP (MBACP) Counselling, Psychotherapy & Education

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