Breda Collins Registered MBACP Accredited, CBT, Life Coach - Nursing background

Breda Collins Registered MBACP Accredited, CBT, Life Coach - Nursing background

Heaton Mersey

07770 962133

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Heaton Mersey

07770 962133

About me

My Role as your counsellor is to work with you at your pace in a way that best meets your needs and to help you to move forward with your life.

As an experienced accredited qualified counsellor, I can assist you with a range of issues and difficulties that you maybe experiencing. I work in a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment. Our first meeting will give you the chance to decide whether counselling is right for you. Even after a short period of therapy, clients have reported to me that they have developed a better sense of more awareness and how they feel they are more in control and how they can now make better decisions to live their lives more effectively.

I will work closely with you, forming an equal working relationship that will empower you to explore and address the issues that most concern you. I believe the aim of counselling is to bring change and awareness and to allow clients to reflect on their own thinking, feeling and behaviour.

These are some of the issues that I work with:

  • issues related to work
  • bullying
  • lack of motivation
  • abuse
  • bereavement/loss
  • anger
  • identity
  • culture
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • spirituality
  • relationship issues
  • isolation
  • loneliness
  • mental health
  • self-esteem
  • depression and much more.

I work face to face and also on the telephone with individuals and couples, adults and young people. Each session lasts for 50 minutes and the number of sessions can be long or short term. I feel it is important to address each client's needs individually and I am happy to discuss any worries, expectations, or goals for counselling. The first session is a time to discuss the most helpful way of working together and indeed with no obligation to continue. Clients can book further appointments only if you wish to do so.

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My vision
is to be recognised as a responsible and an ethical counsellor, which acts consistently within my mission and values. To be acknowledged as a counsellor who works within the B.A.C.P Code of ethics in demonstrating integrity, accountability and a culture of continuous support.

My mission is to provide excellent face to face and telephone counselling support to individuals with a wide range of issues in the meaningful transformation of their lives in achieving their goals and aspirations. I will provide this support by empowering individuals to gain a positive attitude and to manage difficult situations more effectively by helping to raise your awareness and build up your self-esteem and your confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

Education, qualifications & training

I have thirteen years experience of working within a multidisciplinary practice. I offered open ended counselling to patients and my referrals came from GP’s and the N.H.S. Counselling sessions were offered on an integrative basis with a core humanistic model, Egan’s problem solving model and C.B.T. The issues that were presented to me were diverse. I also worked in management at Manchester University for 27 years teaching and counselling. I am currently in private practice and I work for EAPs (Employee Assistance  Professionals.

  • Insurance Indemnity & DBS renewed 2018
  • Data Protection Certificate renewed 2018
  • BACP Accreditation renewed 2018
  • Dip Counselling Level 5
  • Dip in C.B.T.
  • Advanced Dip in C.B.T
  • Cert. in Clinical Supervision Manchester Institute
  • Cert. in Couple Counselling Macclesfield Training Centre
  • Master’s in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Practitioner’s Certificate (NLP)Life-Coach
  • T.A Cert 101 University of Manchester
  • Nurses training Nth M/C Gen Hospital 1973-76

I also continued my training to become a practitioner in Nero-Linguistics Programming (N.L.P) so that I could add life-coaching to the list of services that I currently offer.


My nursing training took place in 1973. However, in 2002, I decided to move from the nursing profession into the counselling profession. My counselling training took place over the last 15 years and it is still ongoing. I believe it is important to keep knowledge updated. For many years, I have worked within the N.H.S as a nurse and also worked as a counsellor within GP surgeries in Primary Care.


I balance my life with piano, music, singing, meditating, walking, dancing and writing, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Stress and weight management.
  • Group therapy.
  • 1-1 Personal development.
  • EAPs.


Individual Counselling = £30.00 per session

Couples Counseling = £60.00 per session couples or 6 for £330 or 10 for £500

Clinical Supervision = £50.00 per session

Family mediation from £40.00 to £60.00 (depending on numbers)

*** I also do block bookings of 10 which works out much cheaper when paid in advance i.e you get another two therapy sessions added on at the end of the 10 weeks however these sessions must be attended over a 10 week period.

*** In addition to the above charges, counselling and supervision can be arranged
at a reduced rate for people who are on low income.

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If you are sending me an email please kindly give me your telephone number and a time to call you so we can have a conversation.

Further information

I am always happy to discuss lower counselling rates for people who are on low income and I offer blocked booking at a much cheaper rate. The first counselling meeting is charged at the cost of a counselling session.

Maps & Directions

Stockport, SK4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays 7.30am until 8.30pm (7.30 last app) Sat 7.30 until 11.30 Sun 1pm until 5 (last app 4pm)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer clinical supervision for counsellors and mental health workers.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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