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About me

Counselling is a place to be heard, and seen. a place to talk and explore any issues that are no longer serving you, issues that  are holding you back from your full potential  This could be a job, relationship, family issue. It gives you a structured  time to do this. It is a space to look at  behaviour patters that are causing you stress or anxiety, a place for you to challenge belief systems or assumptions that we may  have held onto from childhood. It is a space to say things out loud  that you may have never said before, without fear of a bad reaction. Menopause is another issue  clients regularly struggle with and  bring to therapy, a place where it can be discussed and normalised.  Counselling is not just for when something bad happens or a crisis, it can be accessed at any time, to keep your mind healthy, it is a tool to be used proactively to keep on top of our mental health, just like we go to the Gym regularly to keep on top of our physical health. Counselling is ultimately about change, that can be in our thinking, our behaviour, our relationships ,how we see things, these small changes or big sometimes, is what  helps you live a happier life.

What you can expect in our sessions is  a warm welcome, I offer a safe nurturing space to explore whatever you wish, without judgement and be completely free to speak openly and honestly  about anything.  Sessions are strictly confidential, weekly or fortnightly, and can be anything from a minimum of 6 sessions to 12 or more if needed.  Blankets for those cold days and added comfort are also included.

I work with a diverse range of clients and always learn something from each and every one of my clients. I feel very privileged to be part of my clients journey and the stories shared with me. I really enjoy my work with clients and I am very grateful for this.  I welcome any informal chats, feel free to call me for an initial discussion.

NB:  I am Irish and have a difficult name to pronounce but Please do not let my  Name put you off calling for a chat.  It is  Cliona   like Fiona . Thank you. 

Outside of therapy, I am an  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. Thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified and highly experienced Professional Therapist, with  over 14 years experience working with clients. I 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 Therapy, 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.

          Enhanced DBS certificate available on request.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • The Death of a Child, for parents who have lost a child.
  • Menopause 
  • Living with Long Term illness. Living with a family member with a terminal illness.
  • Workplace Bullying, stress, change in job role, disciplinary hearings.
  • Affairs and Betrayals, Relationship breakdowns, and Divorce.

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From £37.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Vitality
  • HealthAssured

Additional information

My fees are £ 60.00 per hour for face to face sessions

£50 for Telephone sessions only  ( no overheads or rent hence lower rate) 

Concessions Include

£37.00 for Uni Students

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

Free 10 minute  Phone Consultation for initial chat or query.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Greater Manchester


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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