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BA(Hons) Mental Health Dip(Coun) Adult & Child Therapist

About me

I run Manchester and Trafford Therapy and Counselling know as MATTAC in Sale. I also work for North Cestrain School as a therapist  with staff, the young people and their parents. I am trained in both adult and child therapy.

I have 19 years of experience working as a Therapist/counsellor in schools, colleges, and several local government services. I work with a variety of problems such as anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harming, eating disorders, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress and lack of direction in life'  addiction, couple therapy, training and parental support. I receive regular supervision in line with BACP requirement.

My therapeutic approach

Each one of us is different and there is more than one way of understanding our world. This is why my therapeutic model is integrative. This means that I use several theoretical frameworks in order to provide the best approach for the individual needs of each client. The two main approaches I use within my practice tend to be person centred and transactional analysis .

I can also work in an advisory capacity with other agencies/schools /work places etc . This would be something that we would plan together if this was appropriate to therapy .

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Counselling Diploma June 27th 2002
  • Centra -Bereavement Counsellor 2001
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Child and Adolescent mental health June 2011
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy September 2010
  • Incredible years Parenting Course Sept 2011
  • Video Interactive Guider Sept 2010
  • Massage in Schools Program August 2010
  • Non Violence Resistant Trainer 2010
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy March 2010
  • Escape Parenting Course 2010
  • Violence is Preventable (VIP –Group Work) August 2010
  • Certificate on Supervision (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy) July 20016

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked in local Government and Health for all of my working career across children services, older people, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, Education and Health.

I have good links with most of the Trafford Secondary Schools , Some Manchester Secondary school and some Trafford Primary Schools.

I  continue to work for the medical education service in Trafford on a part time basis .

I have an excellent understanding of the different services within Trafford for children , Adolescents , families , cares and older people .

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Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 POUNDS PER 50 minute individual session

£60 children’s sessions  
£60 POUNDS for 50 minute couple sessions
50 POUNDS for Supervision per hour
£75 for 1.5 hours hours of Supervision

student trainee supervision- £40

I do offer reduced rates for students wanting
Supervision or personal therapy based on income .

I also offer a limited amount of low cost therapy .
This is based on proof of earings fees to be discussed these sessions are only available during the day at off peak times .


When I work

I offer appointments in the day and evening Monday to Friday

Further information

I receive monthly supervision from  the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy from Steffy Cooke

34 Finnybank, Sale, Manchester, Cheshire, M33 6LR

North Cestrian School, Dunham Road, Altrincham, Manchester, Cheshire, WA14 4AJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have worked as Therapist for the Education, Local Government, The NHS, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and in private practice for many years.

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