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Gemma Minshall BSc (Hons), MBACP

Cheadle Hulme Stockport SK8 & Stockport SK4 07809618434 07809618434
Cheadle Hulme Stockport SK8 & Stockport SK4
07809618434 07809618434

About me

Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, problems with relationships, or just feelings that you can’t understand?

Many people come into counselling not knowing where to begin, and that's OK, because that’s where I come in.  I am here to offer support, and help you find the answer to, or acceptance of, your individual experience.

From our first contact, I always strive to help you feel at ease, as I realise that starting counselling can often be quite daunting, and taking that first step to make contact can feel nerve wracking.

I use a particular type of counselling called ‘person-centred’ this means that my style is non-directive, and I value your worth as an individual.  I am receptive of the way you are as a person and respectful of your beliefs, behaviours, personal choices and past experiences.  I do not believe in seeking to change the person you are as this would imply there is something wrong with you.

My commitment to you is to offer a warm, safe, and confidential environment, where working at your own pace, I will challenge you appropriately, and considerately.  Creating a space in which you can express, explore, and reflect on the difficulties you are experiencing, with the sole aim to facilitate your self-awareness and personal development, helping you, become the person you want to be.

Person-centred therapy is widely used in the UK and is known to be very effective: with clients continuing to experience positive change and growth after therapy has finished.  However, if following your free introductory session you decide that person-centred therapy is not for you, I am happy to discuss your needs and refer you to an appropriate colleague.

Whatever your needs, I will be happy to hear from you. For a no-obligation chat about how therapy can help you, please ring 07809618434.

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work in both private practice and the voluntary sector where I have supported clients with a range of issues such as relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety or stress but have particular experience in working with people who are going through bereavement and loss, anticipatory grief, life changing diagnosis and life limiting illness.

I am a person-centred counsellor with a First Class Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

  • First Class BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
  • Working with Difference and Diversity Certificate
  • Introduction to Neuropsychology for Psychotherapists and Related Professions Certificate
  • Working with Metaphor Certificate
  • Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Certificate
  • Helping Children tell their Stories Certificate
  • Making Endings with Children Certificate
  • Safe Guarding Children Certificate

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy


Location and Cost

Counselling sessions take place in a quiet, relaxed room, only a few minutes, walk from Cheadle Hulme train station.

Free 1 hour onsite parking available.

Initial introductory sessions take 30 minutes and are Free.

Subsequent sessions are 60 minutes at a cost of £40.

I am happy to provide a reduced rate to students of £30.

My Practice is flexible and I am able to offer a limited number of Saturday and evening appointments.

Brighton Road
Greater Manchester

Office 1
First Floor
23 Mellor Road
Cheadle Hulme Stockport

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Appointments are available Monday to Friday 0800 - 2000, and Saturday 0900 - 1700. Please contact me by telephone or email if you would like to make an appointment.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Gemma Minshall BSc (Hons), MBACP

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