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
- 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
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.
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 .
£50 POUNDS PER 50 minute individual session
£55 POUNDS for 50 minute couple sessions
50 POUNDS for Supervision per hour
£70 for 1.5 hours hours of Supervision
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 .
I offer appointments in the day and evening Monday to Friday
I receive monthly supervision from the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy from Steffy Cooke