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. Maybe the impact of Covid-19 is causing you anxiety or concern?
It might be you are struggling to cope with a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, stress at work or home.
Whatever it is that is causing you to feel discontent, sad, or confused, it really can help to talk it through with someone who will hear you without judgement.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
An Introduction to LGBTQ Awareness - June 2021
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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Reduced rates for students, NHS workers, and clients on a low income - please ask about this at your consultation.
- Monday: 1pm - 6pm
- Tuesday: 10am - 6:30pm
- Wednesday: 10am - 7:30pm
- Thursday: 10am - 7.30pm
I have my own counselling room in The Royal Exchange Building, St Ann’s Square, Manchester. The counselling space is quiet and free from distracting noises. Clients comment that it feels safe and comfortable. Safe and comfortable is how I would want all clients to feel when I work with them.
I am a person-centred psychotherapist and I see you as the expert on your experience. It is not for me to say how you feel. It is for you to share what you can, when you can, and I will walk with you with understanding, empathy, and respect as you explore your experience and find your right path toward self-acceptance and change.
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