Helen Bardsley MBACP (Accredited)

Helen Bardsley MBACP (Accredited)

Stockport Advocacy
48 Middle Hillgate

07979 011340

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About me

Hello I am a qualified counsellor with over 10  years experience based in Stockport, I offer brief and long term therapy for adults, my areas of expertise include: relationship issuess, anxiety, depression, identity issues, self esteem, confidence, communication issues, bereavement and loss, PTSD, trauma, domestic violence, abuse, anger management and work related issues.

Are you struggling to cope with pressures of the present, memories of the past and fears for the future, finding it difficult to challenge and break limiting patterns of thinking/feeling/behaving. I offer impartial support and working together I can assist you to gain a deeper awareness of yourself. Through this process my clients gain new insight into their issues, increased self acceptance and new, effective ways of thinking and responding. The aim of my work is to empower clients so that they can make changes that improve their lives.

Sometimes it can be difficult to have a clear understanding/goal of what you want to work through in therapy. I can assist you to identify your goals and what issues you wish to focus on and explain how we can work together.

I create a safe and empowering space where individuals feel encouraged to explore them selves at a deeper level.

During each session I will always check out that our work together has a positive effect.

I adhere to the ethical framework of the British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy, I am accredited member and hold a diploma in counselling.

Please contact me to check out for yourself if I am a counsellor who you wish to work with.

Training, qualifications & experience


I qualified as a counsellor in 2005 and have been in practice for 14years. . The base of my practice is built on humanistic person centred conditions of acceptance, genuineness and unconditional positive regard. I draw upon elements of solution - focused therapy


Certificate in Couples and Relationship Therapy
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
BACP Accreditation
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills


Concepts and  skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Bereavement and Loss
Brief Therapy
Trauma Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


I am happy to discuss your needs and queries over the telephone or via email . Initially I offer a free consultation over the phone for 30 minutes . After that on-going sessions I charge £40 each session lasts for 50 minutes. Couples counselling I charge £55 per 50 minute session. I am open to reduce this fee if your circumstances make this difficult for you. Each session lasts for 50 minutes, Payment method by cheque or cash.

Further information

I believe clients are the expert in themselves, I will assist you to outline your own goals, look forward to use your own strengths to achieve your goals.  I offer brief therapy which is more focused, sometimes just a few sessions may be enough to help you move forward and achieve clarity and a more positive way of being. I work with clients at their own pace which might require longer term counselling.

Maps & Directions

Stockport, SK1 3DL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Monday evenings 6pm, 7pm and 8pm

Types of client

Older adults