Heidi Brown - MBACP. Dip Couns.

Heidi Brown - MBACP. Dip Couns.

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
Lancashire
M1 2AP

07547 429 650

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About me

In exploring counselling as an option, you’ve taken the first step in the process of taking control of your life again. Sometimes an issue in your life can feel so overwhelming that you don't know where to begin. At other times, a problem has been suppressed for so long that you are unaware of what caused the problem in the first place but you are left with symptoms of the problem; for example anxiety or depression. I believe I can help with either of these types of issues.

My Approach

I am a Person Centred Counsellor who enjoys empowering people to make the best decisions for themselves. I love to see people grow and develop. I am a humanist – which means I believe in people. I bring to my counselling role a wealth of experience gained in a variety of supportive settings. I believe that everyone has the potential to work out what’s best for them, but that they need the right conditions for that to happen, this is where I come in.

What I love most about the Person Centred Approach is that it can deal with the root cause of the issue rather than the symptom on it's own. Progress can therefore be applied to a wide range of areas in your life. Growth is long lasting and often helps in areas of your life that you did not anticipate.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience

Working in a school for autitistic learners has taught me much about the need to have a flexible approach with people. In that environment, it was important to allow students to take control of the pace of their learning. That experience has influenced my approach to therapeutic counselling.

I have personal experience of caring for an autisitic individual within my own family. I have gained a practical understanding of sensory integration disorder, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

I have gained face-to-face counselling experience working with a major charitable organisation, which supports people in Manchester who are vulnerable. I have been fortunate enough to be able to have a lasting impact upon people experiencing mental health difficulties, aided people in their journey to recovery from periods of substance misuse, and made a real difference to people who have been adapting to times of practical difficulty and change.

I have many years of experience working to support individuals from disadvantaged families in the Manchester area. I have mentored, motivated and guided my clients, using the principles of guided discovery, to better their life situations and improve the sustainability of their communities.

Working as an Employment Advisor I have gained a greater understanding of the cause and effect of work related stress.

My Qualifications

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 in Counselling Concepts

Level 2 in Counselling Skills

My Training

Counselling clients on the Autistic Spectrum

Aspire Autism Training

Relational Depth

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Contact me

You can contact me on info@heidibrowncounselling.com or 07547429650 to arrange a free consultation. This gives us a chance to talk to each other and give you a feel for how I work, before you decide on booking a session.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation prior to counselling. This gives us the opportunity to learn more about each other and help you decide whether to enter into a counselling relationship together.

Following this, session prices are as listed below, and all sessions are 50 minutes.

One to one, face to face, evening - £50

One to one, face to face, day time - £45

One to one, Telephone, evening - £40

I offer discounts on block bookings. Please inquire about concessions if you are a student, on benefits or unemployed.

Further information

I am a registered member of the BACP and I am fully insured to practice. I have regular supervision to ensure my work is effective. I work in a welcoming and relaxed therapy room in Manchester City Centre.

I specialize in Work Related Stress and with people on the Autistic Spectrum.

Work Related Stress

While work related stress and mental health issues can exist independently of one another, stress can cause common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Some elements of stressful feelings are a natural response to characteristics of the modern work place such as targets and deadlines. Without effective management of stress, it poses a risk to your physical health through symptoms such as high blood pressure, loss of appetite and fatigue.

Autistic Spectrum

In my experience of working closely with individuals on the spectrum, counselling can provide you with vital steps towards the kind of psychological well-being that enables you to achieve your potential and lead happier lives.

I also counsel parents and carers of autistic children. I can help you with the pressures you face in wanting the best for your autistic child or children– which I understand can be overwhelming at times.

More details can be found on www.heidibrowncounselling.com.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M1 2AP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Weekday day time and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults