Kinnari Kansara

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M16
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello. I am Kinnari. 

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and have 30+ years of working as a counsellor.  In counselling my aim is to provide a safe and confidential space in which you can explore different aspects of your life, experiences and emotional and social well-being.  I believe that the counselling space provides an essential place for anyone who wants to invest in their personal growth.

I am an integrative therapist using the foundation of person-centred counselling to enhance my work in the ways that best suit individuals.  I am a specialist in working with experiences of trauma and have three decades of work experience with people in recovery from a range of traumatic experiences in their lives.   For people who have suffered significant trauma and loss, counselling offers you a safe space to express yourself and  work towards a more satisfying life.

As a therapist, my experience includes working in charities working with women, refugees, mental health, substance abuse, young people and those affected by the criminal justice system.    I offer both one to one work as well as group therapy.  This has included providing therapy to help people deal with anxiety, depression,, problematic eating, trauma, loss, relationship difficulties and domestic and sexual abuse. I have also worked in the field of adoption providing counselling to birth parents as well as adopted adults.  In particular I have worked with contesting birth parents and also trans-racially and trans-nationally adopted people.  My aim in adoption counselling is to offer a safe space to explore the meaning and experience of being adopted to individuals from their own perspective.  

I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Pychotherapy. I offer brief and long-term private counselling on once or twice a week basis. I am also a clinical supervisor and offer individual and group supervision. I am also a group therapist and facilitate therapeutic groups for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and eating disorders.

I am within a few minutes walk from bus 86.  There are local tram services and parking is available in the immediate vicinity.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc. Development and Planning (Social Development Practice), UCL, 2002

Online Mentalization Based Therapy, Anna Freud Centre, 2018

Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Mary Ward Centre, 2016

Diploma in Applied Group Analytic Skills, Westminister Pastoral Foundation, 2000

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Manchester College, 1990

BA. Sociology, Essex University, 1983

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Loss
  • Trans-racial and trans-national adoption

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information


price will be negotiated to take account of financial circumstances.

When I work

Availability changes - so please do contact me to discuss.

Further information

I offer face to face counselling as well as online, zoom and video calling.  I am also able to provide phone counselling.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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The premises are inaccessible - but would be willing to consider different venues.

Additional languages


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Kinnari Kansara
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