Genevieve Velarde Dip. Couns. MBACP
The Heatons Centre
27 Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor
I am a friendly, caring and passionate counsellor. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can explore what has brought you to seek counselling and we can work through your problems together. Maybe you are not completely sure what is wrong? Working with me can help you discover what it is that is making you unhappy so you can get more satisfaction out of your life.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the BACP. I have experience working with men and women of all ages (from 16 to retirement) with a variety of presenting issues, giving me a broad spectrum of experience.
As well as my private work I also run the counselling service at a FE College, where I counsel both students and staff. I am the only qualified counsellor providing this service to the whole college. I have previously worked within NHS primary care dealing with referrals from GPs.
If you are unable to cope and feel that I could help you, please contact me for an initial FREE telephone consultation.
I offer affordable rates and I am based in Stockport. I am easy to access by public transport or by car and there is free car parking available on site.
Previous client feedback:
"I wouldn't have envisaged being able to do half the things I have achieved without Genevieve's help".
"I can truly say I would not be alive today if it wasn't for Genevieve. She helped me move forward from a very difficult time in my life".
"I have benefitted greatly from my counselling session's with Genevieve. I'd recommend her to anyone who wants help through a difficult period in their life".
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Youth Mental Health, Helping Young People with Anxiety (University of East Anglia)
- Understanding Depression & Low Mood in Young People (University of Reading)
- Caring for Older People (Deakin University)
- Psychology and Mental Health (University of Liverpool)
- Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance (Monash University)
- CBT with Older People (University of East Anglia)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
My sessions last for 50 minutes. Initial telephone consultation (20 minutes) is FREE. I offer an open-ended service meaning that you are not time limited and you can choose when you want therapy to end. I prefer to book clients in at the same day and time each week so I can guarantee we always have room availability. I can offer daytime sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays, most daytime evenings and Saturdays (Saturdays are at a reduced rate).
Concessions available on request for students/low income earners/ benefits.
Initial telephone consultation - FREE
one hour session - £35 - £45 depending on circumstances - concessions available for low income earners/unemployed/benefits/students/retired citizens.
I currently have a special offer in place for students from Stockport College training to be a counsellor and can offer a rate of £25 a session if on a Saturday. Please contact me for more details.
I understand that taking the step towards seeking counselling can be a daunting one. If you would like to contact me by email about the service I offer, please feel free to do so.
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