Hello I’m Corrina, I’m an Integrative Counsellor based in Manchester. I am currently offering online or telephone sessions, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
I hope the information on this page gives you an idea of who I am and the way I work as a counsellor. If you prefer the idea of picking up the phone and talking, please feel free to do that too. I offer all new clients a free 20-minute consultation to help you decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
I’m a big believer in the power of being truly listened to and understood, without judgement. I think it’s something we all need in our lives, particularly when we are finding things difficult. Being heard in this way can be the starting point for seeing things more clearly and either changing, or living more easily, with the things that trouble us. This is something I offer to all my clients and I love seeing the difference it can make.
My approach is Humanistic and Integrative. This means that all my work is grounded in respect and appreciation for individuality, and the different ways in which my clients understand themselves and their experiences. By working Integratively - meaning that I draw on different therapeutic approaches in my work - I am able to respond to these differences and find a way of working that makes sense for each individual client.
I help clients with lots of different issues, including self esteem and confidence, loss and bereavement, improving relationships, identity, overcoming self-limiting behaviours, health issues, anxiety and depression. I can also help if you don’t know what it is that you want to be different, but things just don’t feel right. Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, your happiness matters and I want to hear what’s going on for you.
My aim is always to empower my clients to find their own answers, at their own pace. I am professional, down-to-earth and I approach my work with warmth, honesty and the greatest of care.
Training, qualifications & experience
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Community Mental Health Work
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- Loss and Bereavement
- Working with Bereavement and Complex Grief
- Anxiety and Bereavement
- Working with Trauma in a Time of Trauma
- Treating Trauma - The Pathway to Transformation
- Transference in the Therapy Room
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Suicide Awareness Training
My core training is in Person-Centred therapy, CBT and Transactional Analysis. Where appropriate, I also integrate self-compassion work, and models specific to loss, bereavement, anxiety and depression.
I have many years experience of supporting people to learn about the link between physical and mental health, gained through working in therapeutic horticulture and community wellbeing before I trained as a counsellor. This experience has given me a great appreciation of how interacting with nature and being physically active can improve our mood, help us to manage anxiety and enhance our overall sense of wellbeing. If these are things you are interested in, we can discuss how they can be incorporated into your therapy.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime and Evening appointments available