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Cecelia Bayliss-Conway (MBACP)

Manchester, M2 7DD
07904173075 07904173075

About me

I am a qualified Person-Centred Psychotherapist working in Manchester City Centre. I currently work for Bupa and in Private Practice. I offer both short and long-term therapy sessions and have experience working with a range of different issues, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, complex trauma and abuse.

I work to create a safe, non-judgemental environment for my clients, instilling a sense of autonomy and facilitating self-exploration and greater understanding of oneself, supporting individuals through their unique process of positive growth.

As a person-centred therapist, I believe that each of us has the potential to change. As we navigate through life we change and adapt to situations in order to cope and survive. Whilst they may have served a purpose, sometimes the coping mechanisms we develop during these times can leave us feeling stuck and feeling unable to move forward.

Being in a nurturing therapeutic relationship, experiencing genuineness and empathic understanding can help you explore and understand aspects of your self and experience that may feel difficult or confusing. This can often lead to you feeling more empowered and readier to make the changes that feel right for you to lead a more fulfilling, authentic life.

Acknowledging that there is an issue you would like to explore in therapy can be a very daunting process and I understand just how difficult finding the right therapist and approach for you can seem. Please feel free to contact me to discuss how we could work together.

Training, qualifications & experience


I currently work for Bupa providing short-term therapy, in addition to working in private practice providing short and long-term therapy (depending on individual clients needs and preferences). I have previous experience working in a counselling clinic whereby I worked with clients on both a general counselling and psychotherapy pathway and a trauma pathway, providing long-term therapy.

I have experience of working with clients presenting a wide range of different issues, such as; depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and self-confidence, bereavement, work-related stress, relationship issues, complex trauma, anger management, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, alcohol and drug misuse.


  • Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice MA (Level 7) - The University of Nottingham
  • Psychology BSc - Nottingham Trent University


  • Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Level 3)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Young People (Level 3)
  • Oncology Training
  • Suicide Awareness Training
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Working with Men, Intimacy and Shame
  • DBS Certification

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


I offer both face-to-face, online and telephone counselling.

  • Initial face-to-face consultation session: £20
  • Initial online/telephone consultation session: £20
  • 50-minute face-to-face session: £45
  • 50-minute online/telephone session: £35

I do offer concession rates for students or those who are unemployed or are on low income. Please feel free to contact me to discuss this further.

I accept both bank transfers or cash payments.

Further information

Please contact me for further details and rates for on-site Critical Incident Debriefing.

Old Bank Street
St Ann's Square
M2 7DD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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


I have flexible availability across the week (including evenings and weekends).

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Cecelia Bayliss-Conway (MBACP)

Cecelia Bayliss-Conway (MBACP)