About me

Looking for the right counsellor can be a bit of a minefield, so if you are reading this then you are one step closer to beginning your counselling journey with me. I offer the first session at £25 because I encourage you to look at other therapists to make the best decision, after all, you are investing in yourself so it should be the best.

It is common for people to disregard painful feelings or experiences and to bury them or put them in a box never to be opened again or dealt with until they begin to force their way out and into everyday life. Having been a client before becoming a counsellor I have some understanding of how dark some of these places can be which led me into this role of counsellor.

As a Person-centred counsellor I believe that ultimately you hold the answers to your struggles and that you have the power to change the way you look at, experience and deal with these issues. You are the only person who knows what is best and truly understands what you need and where you are right now. Together we can explore what you feel you need and how you can make changes and move forward in order to build the life you want and deserve, and most importantly be happy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully registered with the BACP, I offer Person-centred counselling in a safe environment whether that is face to face, online or over the telephone. I have experience working with a range of issues with people of varying ages and have previously worked for The Samaritans as well as Health Society at The University of Salford.

I have a Psychology degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, Level 3 Counselling Skills from The Manchester College and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from The University of Salford. I am currently studying for my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy at The University of Salford.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

First session at £25 for 60 minutes and then £45 thereafter.

Concessionary rates available which can be discussed during the first session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I have a small practice based in Wythenshawe which is easily accessible via car (Junction 4, M56), tram (Manchester Airport) and bus (11, 368, 103, 43, 19, Wythenshawe Interchange) from around Greater Manchester. 

However, if distance and travelling is an issue for you I also offer telephone and online counselling as well.

Unit 2
Rear Of 34 Portway
Wythenshawe
Greater Manchester
M22 1UB

Flat 1
25 Higher Hillgate
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK1 3ED

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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Chris Allen

Chris Allen