About me

The most important thing first: No matter what place you’re in - there is hope for change and for things to get better. You may be reading this feeling vulnerable, disempowered, dejected, fearing disappointment or simply too overwhelmed to know how you feel. I'll meet you wherever you are and with whatever you bring and we can walk through your confusion and distress together. I've had the privilege of working with a diverse range of people with an equally diverse range of individual challenges. Spending time exploring your challenges can bring clarity, empower you to break with old patterns and help you find a positive way forward.

The basis of my work is person-centred and I offer a safe, professional but warm relationship defined by respect, honesty and empathy. I bring my skills as a counsellor into this relationship but consider YOU to be the expert of what it feels like to be you. I will do my very best to truly hear you and support you to find your own way.

I value everyone as unique, with their own potential, and aim to connect and work with you in a way that resonates with you as an individual. Be sure that I appreciate that starting something new is always a brave step to take, regardless of whether you have had counselling before or not. When you’re ready to take the leap of faith - I am here for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor (L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB) and a registered member of the BACP.

I have experience in working with young people, people with learning disabilities and autism as well as family carers. I am able to adapt and adjust my approach creatively to make counselling work for a diverse range of clients with different needs.

I currently also work as a student counsellor in further and higher education, as a job coach and also as associate counsellor for an organisation supporting people living abroad.

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.


Additional information

Sessions last one hour and cost £40.-


I am currently available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, evening appointments may be available on request.

Further information

I currently only offer counselling via video platform or the phone.

I appreciate that this may feel daunting, especially if you are new to connecting in this way, but I am very experienced in working remotely and will do my best to put you at ease.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages


Manu MacDonald

Manu MacDonald