Berny Sansome - BACP
Perhaps you are troubled by recent life events, or your mind is occupied by events that happened in your earlier life. You may feel discontent and unhappy and you do not know why. Maybe you feel disconnected from others and relationships may be difficult or troubling. Or perhaps you feel quite lonely. You may feel anxious or depressed.
Your experience right now may be because of a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, stress at work or home.
Counselling can give you the space and time to explore your current experience in a safe, judgement free and confidential environment.
After achieving a BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (1st class Hons) in 2019 and qualifying as a Person-Centred Counsellor at The University of Salford, I received the award for ‘Student of the Year for Counselling Subjects’. Alongside my studies and since commencing private practice in 2019, I have volunteered as a counsellor with various charities including Cruse Bereavement Service, Seasons Bereavement Service, Chadderton 6th Form College, and Stockport Women’s Centre. In addition, I assess clients for counselling services at the Health & Society Counselling Service based at The University of Salford.
I have experience of working with clients who are struggling with a variety of issues. Those struggles include bereavement and loss through death by suicide, loss of a child, partner, or parent, miscarriage, abortion, and adoption. I also have experience of working with clients who suffer from work related stress, general anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, childhood abuse, neglect, relationship issues or feelings of loneliness, and coping with sadness
Prior to joining the counselling profession, I held leadership responsibility in Human Resources within an educational setting and still contribute to the HR industry.
What I Can Offer You
As a person-centred counsellor, I respect you as the authority on what it is that is causing you unhappiness or distress. I will listen to what it is you need to bring to the therapeutic relationship with understanding and without judgement. I recognise you as the individual you are and you will always be at the centre of the therapeutic relationship.
Person-centred counselling is a talking therapy. As your counsellor, I can give you the time and space to explore your feelings, understand what is going on, and discover the person you wish to be. I will listen to you and hear you without judgement or criticism.
Counselling and psychotherapy will offer you a safe and confidential environment to work through what is troubling you at your own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (1st Class Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice (2019)
Award for Student of the Year for Counselling Studies 2019 (The University of Salford)
TA101 Transactional Analysis Certificate (2 day course) July 2017
Minding the Gaps - Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Conference - June 2019
E-Learning Data Protection - 2019 - Oct 2019
E-Learning Domestic Abuse - Oct 2019
E-Learning Equality - Oct 2019
E-Learning Introduction to Health and Safety - Oct 2019
E-Learning Prevent in Stockport - Oct 2019
E-Learning Safeguarding Adults - basic overview - Oct 2019
E-Learning Safeguarding Children - basic overview - 17 Oct 2019
Creative Therapies The University of Salford (1 day) November 2019
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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30 minute free telephone introductory session (£20 for face to face introductory session)
Counselling sessions - £45 per hour
Reducing scale for block bookings
Reduced rates for students and for clients on a low income
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
A lift is available, though wheelchair access is not easy. The counselling rooms are located on the 4th and 5th Floor of the building. As I am located in the city centre, there is easy access for commuters and those who work in Manchester.
My Current availability included early morning sessions (from 7:30am) and Thursday daytime
Types of client