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About me

I am a BACP-registered counsellor based in South Manchester. I endeavour to create a safe environment where you can feel heard, free from judgement and where we can build a relationship of trust.

My therapy is guided by individual need, using an integrative approach that is rooted in person centred counselling. In short, I believe you are the expert and trust you to find the solutions you seek through self-exploration and reflection.

I provide one to one counselling,  via FT/Zoom/Whatsapp/Skype. Feel free to call me to arranger an informal chat to help you decide if we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 12 years experience as a qualified counsellor with further training in mindfulness.

I have extensive experience in bereavement counselling, depression and anxiety.

ABC Certificate in Counselling Concepts
ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Diploma in The Theory & Practice of Counselling
Member of BACP
BACP Certificate of Proficiency

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

Pre-natal depression

Cultural identity

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£45 per session; negotiable for low income


I am currently available mornings, afternoons and evenings on Monday to Friday.  I am happy to discuss weekend sessions.

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Joy Stewart MBACP

Joy Stewart MBACP