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About me

Making the decision and taking the first step in coming for counselling can be really difficult. As a therapeutic counsellor I aim to make your process as supported as possible, offering a warm, confidential, safe and calm space for you to explore your difficulties at a pace that is right for you.

You may be feeling lost at the moment and not sure who you are any more, and counselling can help you find your true self.

I have supported clients from a range of ages and backgrounds, working with issues including anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem, loneliness, relationships, bullying, abuse, phobias and bereavement. 

After a long career in corporate finance including 19 years within the NHS, my passion now lies in counselling. For me, it is a privilege to support someone through their darkest moments and to witness the personal growth and development that therapy has brought.

How counselling can help
Over the years we learn to hide our true feelings which in turn can leave us with feelings of conflict with the things we say and the real way that we feel. We have begun to be untrue to ourselves.

There doesn’t have to be a reason - nothing needs to have happened - but sometimes things don't quite feel right, you can't put your finger on it.
We can talk it through. Once we have found what the 'issue' actually is, you will begin to feel better and begin to live again in a more proactive and fulfilling way.

How to get started
Call or email me and we can arrange a free phone consultation. This gives us an opportunity to talk through what you want to get out of counselling, assess your needs and time for you to decide if you feel that you will be comfortable working with me. Thereafter we will meet on a weekly basis, each session lasts for 50 minutes. I am able to offer short term work (up to six weeks) or long term if required. 

I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy and I use an integrative approach, tailored to each individual.

Getting in touch
Please do get in touch, either by phone on 07594 940957 or via email me here. I would love to hear from you!

I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4
  • Certificate in Counselling Concepts - Level 3
  • Diploma in CBT
  • Certificate in On-Line and Telephone Counselling for Certified Counsellor
  • Suicide Ideation - STORM training
  • Ongoing training towards a Gestalt Therapy Diploma

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The issues you are experiencing are important to me and if I cannot help you I will do my very best to signpost you to another service that may be able to help you.


Additional information

£40 per 50 minute session

Free 20 minute telephone consultation

Concessions offered to students, retired people and unemployed people


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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Wheelchair user friendly therapy room Free parking

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Denise Marie Rushton

Denise Marie Rushton