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MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy. MBACP (Accred)

About me

× Please note I am currently only taking on telephone or online Zoom counselling sessions ×

Feeling stuck with your life? Wanting to make some positive changes but unsure what or how to start? Anxiety or depression making it difficult for you to enjoy everyday experiences?

Hello, I'm Kathryn and I am a qualified accredited counsellor.  I can give you the space to talk things through and help you to process and reframe your thoughts.  I can help you to identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour and explore your emotions in a way to help you move forward in your life.  Looking into finding a suitable counsellor can be a daunting prospect. The fact you are looking shows you may need some support in your life. Counselling allows you to talk through your issues in a safe and confidential space.

My private practice, 'Sense Counselling Manchester' provides a secure, calming environment to help you communicate what is troubling you. My role is to listen and assist you in finding your own way to a more fulfilled and positive life. I do not offer advice or opinion; simply help you find your own way to a brighter future.

I mainly work in a Person Centred manner however can incorporate other forms of counselling, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Transactional Analysis into the therapy work. My particular interests are working with clients on anxiety, depression/low mood and relationship issues. I have worked with clients on a broad range of issues varying from bereavement, work, sexuality, stress to suicidal tendencies.

If you would like to meet with me the first step is to book in for an initial assessment. This can be helpful for you to see how I work and see if you feel comfortable working with me. I understand that beginning counselling can often be overwhelming so it is important to find the right counsellor for you. You are under no obligation to continue working with me after the initial assessment.

Please contact me if you have any further questions.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (The University of Salford)
  • Pg Cert in Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling
  • Further training:
  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer.
  • Introduction to Transacational Analysis 101
  • Counselling in special needs schools
  • Supporting people bereaved by suicide


Alongside my private practice, I am a mental health practitioner with Mind. I have previously worked as a school counsellor across primary and secondary schools. I have had experience counselling clients at various charities, including 'Off The Record' and 'South Manchester Centre for Counselling'. I have experience working at an Employee Assistance Program using a Solution Focussed Approach. I also volunteered as a telephone counsellor at Child Line North West.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per session which are currently phone or zoom only.

Reduced rates for trainee counsellors.

Sessions are regularly reviewed. Short and long term counselling available.

When I work

I currently only have availability  for Mondays and Thursdays evenings.

Further information

My practice is in the Dane Bank area of Denton, Manchester. I am close to junction 24 of the M60 motorway (near Denton roundabout). Free on street parking is available. I am accessible from major bus routes such as Manchester, Stockport and Hyde bus stations.

I am a BACP registered member and am regularly supervised. I have relevant insurance and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M34

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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