Emily Ellarby

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Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1RS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to my private practice Opal Counselling.

I am passionate about working with individuals to help them move forwards in their life. I will provide a safe, calm space for you to explore whatever you feel is holding you back from leading the life you desire. 

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2005 and have worked with adults, young people and children ever since. I am also a clinical supervisor in training.

I currently work in schools and from my home practice in Poynton Opal Counselling.

I am also happy to offer walking therapy.

Please feel free to contact me to arrange a free no obligation consultation for yourself or your child.

I look forward to hearing from you Thank you 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling Salford University
  • BA (Hons) working with children and professional practice 
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Bereavement support
  • Working with young people 
  • Self worth, anxiety, low self esteem, depression, self-harm, trauma, sand play, play therapy, creative therapy, disassociation and others.
  • Supervisor in training 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

Fees are typically £55 per 50 minute session in person or online. Payment requested in advance of a planned session date and are liable if a session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Reduced fee considered for those in receipt of low income and full time students, subject to availability.

Thank you 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My hours are flexible for online & in person sessions. We will usually meet the same time each week, though for some clients this isn't possible & I can usually accommodate some flexibility.

Further information

I work from my summerhouse at home. It's a peaceful space without interruptions. My clients describe it as warm and cosy. I have great WiFi and use a wired connection for online clients.

Opal Counselling 7 Collingwood Close, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1RS

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I am happy to add a ramp if needed for wheelchair friendly access

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


In person
Home visits

I am currently in training as a clinical supervisor and I'm now able to offer supervision sessions.

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