Cliodhna Mc Phillips. Dip Couns, Registered. MBACP

Cliodhna Mc Phillips. Dip Couns, Registered. MBACP

224 Dialstone Lane


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224 Dialstone Lane


About me

Friendly, Caring, Flexible, Professional counselling service with various appointment slots available, during the day and evening.

Extensive experience spanning over 11 years, I have worked with a range of issues listed below.

The service is for Adults and Young People, face to face in a peaceful, quiet location, in Stockport. Counselling is a weekly session for an hour , where you have a space to talk openly and freely without being judged, about issues that are bothering you and interrupting your life , these can be current issues or unresolved issues from childhood, there are no limits on what you can talk about. The Death of a child and Bereavement is an issue I have  a vast amount of experience working with.

Bullying is the most common distress  Young People  encounter at school, and the young People I have worked with report that it  affects them the most during all school years, also  difficulties at home  can  lead to challenging behavior at school, I can work with these issues, and  counselling can help reduce the need for further intervention, and gives that young person a place to talk and be heard, sadly they may not have any other means of support, and emotional support at school is crucial to a child developing in a healthy way.

People always ask me what kind of people come to counselling? so I decided to include the following:

My Clients typically include:

  • Adults ( ranging in age from 18 -90)

  • Young People aged 11-18 - this can be arranged where I go into the school to see them or they can come to me, which ever suits your needs most.

  • I also offer Corporate work, which includes Therapy for Business Professionals who are too busy to access Counselling outside of work hours. This has proved very successful in the past, especially if there are a few employees who would like to access the service. This would have to be set up firstly with HR and approved before starting Counselling.

I have facilitated and run group work also, with Adults and Young people, around Stress and living life to the full.

Face to Face Counselling:

I offer a Professional, safe, confidential, non judgmental, caring, and nurturing space for Clients to explore difficult and sometimes challenging issues, together we can work through these issues, to get you to a place where you feel more able to cope with life. I bring warmth, empathy, a genuine care for people, listening ,and occasional humor, where appropriate, to our sessions, which can feel very relaxing and less anxious for clients, and helps remove the stigma often associated with Therapy.

A recent example of feedback from a male adult client I worked with for 6 months was "Thank you for your support, encouragement, and guidance over the recent months, I am pretty sure without it my challenges would have been much more difficult, your support has given me goals, vision and above all Hope, so for that I owe you thanks."

A recent example of feed back from a young person I have worked with was." I like coming to counseling, you don't judge me, I can talk to you about stuff that I cant say to my Mum, you actually listen."

Outside of therapy, I am a Mum of 3, and with this brings lots of life experience also.

I look forward to hearing from you with any questions or information you require.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified and highly experienced Professional practitioner, with  over 10 years experience working with clients. I work at various locations on a self employed basis.  am an Integrative Therapist, which encompasses 5 different models of therapy which allows me to mix and match to suit my clients needs. My Therapy includes, CBT, Psychodynamic, Person Centred, T.A, and Gestalt.

Qualifications/ Training:

  • MA in Counselling Studies, Years 1 and 2. Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling,,2005-2007 at The University of Manchester
  • Professional Diploma in Counselling at Arden Campus Northenden, Manchester 2004-2005
  • ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills ( 10 week course in 2004)
  • ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts, Person Centred. ( Year long 2004-2005)
  • P.O.D.S Training Day in Relational Trauma and Disorganised Attachment, Attachment Theory, Safeguarding Young people and Adults, (renewed every 3 years by law ) this is the the training I have attended in the past year.
  • Regular and ongoing professional supervision attended in accordance with BACP standards.
  • Registered Member of the BACP and Fully Insured to work as a Psychotherapist/ Counsellor.

          Full  and Current DBS certificate available on request.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • The Death of a Child, working with Young People who have lost a parent, and parents who have lost a child.
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse, and Rape
  • Supporting Mums with ADHD and Autistic children
  • Long Term illness, Terminal illness,
  • Workplace Bullying, Disciplinary or other workplace stress.
  • Marriage Breakdown and Divorce,
  • Adoption.. supporting Mothers who gave a child up for adoption years ago.
  • Supporting Families: working with the Mum of the family in very difficult situations.
  • Corporate Counselling at your workplace, available also.


My fees are £40 per hour.

This hour is made up of 50 minutes of Therapy and 10 minutes to record notes (a BACP requirement and professional standard.)

Corporate Work : £50 per Client per Session. ..Please call to discuss first.

Free Phone Consultation for initial chat or query.

Further information

Please bring along the details of your GP with you for your first visit/ initial assessment and details of any medication you are currently on. That would be very helpful.

Thank you.

Maps & Directions

Stockport, SK2 7LE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

All our rooms are on the ground floor and have wheelchair access.


Mon-Friday 10am to 2pm appointments available Evening appointments Tuesday only 4pm, 5pm, 6pm 7pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme