Heather Politi, MBACP - Registered Member
I am an experienced counsellor based in Denton (Tameside), Manchester. I use an integrative approach to counselling, which enables me to draw on a number of therapeutic methods to suit your needs. Ultimately, the success of your counselling will be based on the connection that you have with me, resulting in you feeling comfortable and hopefully gaining trust in me. I have a common sense approach using simple language and will not blind you with "psycho-babble"!
It is an honour for me to work with clients who trust me in order for them to open up and share their story - often for the first time.
My intention is always to offer empathy, understanding, acceptance and genuineness. I am neither directive, nor judgemental, but I can be challenging where I feel you would gain benefit from me being so. I am described as approachable and friendly too!
Counselling sessions run for 50-60 minutes, generally on a weekly basis. Appointments are available during the day and evening.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation, where I can speak to you at a time that is convenient to you. Should you decide to continue, the number of sessions will depend on several factors, but will be agreed between us depending on your individual situation. I work with clients on both a long and short-term basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practising since I qualified as a counsellor in 2006. I hold a professional counselling qualification (Advanced Diploma in Counselling) and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am also UK Registered Independent Counsellor and work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have also undertaken the following further training:
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) techniques
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
- Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Improving Self Esteem
- Self Harm awareness
- Expressive Therapy
- Bereavement and Loss
- Life Coaching
- Panic Disorders
I have worked with clients at a Women’s Centre and also within a busy GP Practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Each session costs £40. We can discuss and agree this, so please do not let the thought of costs put you off calling me for help.
I am a genuine and caring person who is passionate about counselling and, above all, helping YOU by listening, caring and supporting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available during the day and evening, Monday - Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|