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Helen Cleary MBACP, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Pg Dip, MBPsS

Hale, Altrincham, Wilmslow WA15
(+44) 7855 364107 (+44) 7855 364107
Hale, Altrincham, Wilmslow WA15

About me

Hello, my name is Helen and I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor. In addition, as a mature student, I am in the final stages of training as a counselling psychologist. I offer a holistic and non-judgmental approach to therapy where I strive to treat everyone as unique, whilst offering a respectful, transparent and open approach to working together.

I will work alongside you offering an empathic way of working so that you may explore your concerns and issues and reach the goals you will set during your therapy. I can offer you a long list of qualifications, however, the ability to develop a solid working relationship through excellent interpersonal skills whilst being approachable is fundamental to my approach for therapy. After all, listening, talking and working towards change is at the heart of therapy!

The counselling process is based on an integrative approach and I can offer a Person-Centred approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis modalities. I have considerable experience working in the NHS and am now able to offer some time for private clients. If you are seeking an experienced clinician in issues such as trauma, gender identity development, anxiety, both generalised and social anxieties, phobias, addiction, relationship issues, anger management and women's health and well-being (for a full list please see below). My experience has been enhanced whilst working within the Criminal Justice Service and this has allowed me to support individuals with many issues.

I am currently approaching the end of a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. This additional training has built upon previous experience and ongoing professional development to be able to offer all clients the best possible support whilst in therapy.

I have excellent interpersonal skills having gained experience working with people in the public and private sectors as an employee and volunteer. I am self-disciplined and have a natural way of being to engage clients, and colleagues.

My experience has been developed working in the NHS and I'm now offering a private practice based in Hale, Altrincham, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Chester, and across South Manchester and Cheshire. All the therapy rooms offer a calm and peaceful oasis for you to explore any issues in a safe and welcoming environment.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. Integrative Counselling Approach
  • Diploma/MA in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology - Undergraduate course
  • Diploma in counselling studies
  • Postgrad Certificate in Counselling
  • Online - Counselling Certificate
  • Counselling Psychologist in professional training
  • Supervisor in training                                                                 

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Mindfulness
  • Panic Disorders
  • Women's Health - Menopause symptoms


Please contact Helen to discuss fees. Student Counsellor discounts offered.

Reduced fees for supervisee's

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I have had a previous professional career and I am able to draw upon life experience, including raising a family alongside developing a healthy work-life balance.

I offer mindfulness and meditation practice as part of the therapeutic process.

Hale, Altrincham, Wilmslow
Hale, Altrincham, Wilmslow
South Manchester

Hale, Altrincham, Wilmslow
Hale, Altrincham, Wilmslow
South Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Basic level of sign language at the moment.


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


I am able to offer evening and weekend sessions.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Helen Cleary MBACP, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Pg Dip, MBPsS

Helen Cleary MBACP, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Pg Dip, MBPsS