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About You

Have recent life events caused you distress, or are your thoughts occupied by events From the past? Maybe you feel discontent and unhappy and you do not know why. It might be you feel disconnected from others and relationships may be difficult or troubling. Perhaps you feel quite lonely, anxious, or depressed. Is the current coronavirus pandemic causing you anxiety or concern?

It might be you are struggling to cope with 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.

My Experience

My experience includes working with clients who are suffering 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

I qualified as a Person-centred Counsellor from The University of Salford where I received the award for ‘Student of the Year for Counselling Subjects’. Alongside my private practice which commenced in 2019, I have counselled clients through the National Bereavement Service COVID-19 hub, Cruse Bereavement Service, Seasons Bereavement Service, Chadderton 6th Form College, and Stockport Women’s Centre. In addition, I have experience of assessing clients for counselling services at the Health & Society Counselling Service based at The University of Salford. 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 your uniqueness 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.

As your Counsellor, I will offer you a safe and confidential environment to work through what is troubling you at your own pace.

Take a look at my website - www.bernysansomecounselling.com

For an appointment, contact me via email: bsansometherapy@gmail.com, mobile (please leave a voicemail) 07539 141411 and I will respond to you with 48 hours.

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)
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor - September 2020

Moving Your Practice Online - Online Therapy Institute - April 2020

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with






Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


30 minute free telephone introductory consultation session via phone or zoom

Counselling sessions - £50 per 50 minute session

Reducing scale for block bookings

Reduced rates for students and for clients on a low income

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Tuesday: 9am - 7pm
Wednesday: 3pm - 7pm
Thursday: 9am -7pm
Friday: 9am - 2pm

Flexible appointments are available for clients who work shifts and cannot attend at a regular time.

Further information

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The Royal Exchange Building
St Ann’s Square
Greater Manchester
M2 7EP

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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

A lift is available, though wheelchair access is not easy. My counselling room is located on the 4th Floor of the building. As I am located in the city centre, there is easy access for commuters and those who work in Manchester.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Berny Sansome - BACP

Berny Sansome - BACP