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About me

I am a qualified and experienced BACP registered Counsellor providing private practice out of the comfortable and safe environment of the multi-disciplinary practice of The Bell Surgery located in Chorlton, Manchester. M21

I provide  professional and confidential counselling and have been working in psychological wellbeing for over 15 years.

As a Registered Member of the BACP my practice is informed by the BACP Ethical Framework.
In order to maintain and develop my practice I engage in regular professional Counselling supervision and professional development opportunities.

Counselling is a space to explore issues of importance to you and gain insight and awareness of thoughts, feeling and behaviours, thus enabling choices for change.

I have gained extensive experience and an understanding of individual needs, I possess the skills required to support individuals to work through their unique and personal circumstances in a non judgemental environment.
I have a genuine passion in supporting individuals to achieve positive change that is informed by them.

At times it might not be possible to talk about your innermost concerns with loved-ones or friends, for fear of worrying or frightening them, or because they are close to the problem too. Sometimes you may feel that you have no-one to talk to.

Counselling is one way of unburdening yourself to a person who is professionally trained to listen and help you. It may not be possible to change your situation, but counselling may help you to:

Explore how you are feeling and thinking.

Look at your options.

Develop your ability to cope and feel more in control.

Make decisions.

Communicate your wishes to others.

Feel supported and less isolated.


I am a Person-Centred trained Counsellor and work in an integrative way, drawing on other models of Counselling to support my work. I have  several years of experience working with young people and adults, both male and female, presenting with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, rape, sexual abuse, PTSD, relationship issues, bereavement, loss, physical abuse, bullying, harassment at work, anger, self harm, self-esteem and family issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling 2006
Certificate in Counselling (Distinction) 2003
Counselling Skills for Harassment Counsellors 2005
Diversity at Work 2006
Suicide Awareness Training 2005.
Family Group Meeting Facilitator 2004
Assessment, Care, Custody, Teamwork Assessor 2011

I have an extensive range of experiences that have informed my Counselling work including work for Childline. Manchester Rape Crisis. Youth Justice Board. Youth Offending Team. Greater Manchester Police. Greater Manchester Probation and the Prison Service.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies

Fees

Additional information

I offer individual sessions at £35 per Counselling session (50 mins to an hour).

Reduced rates for students or unwaged.

I am able to be flexible and offer Counselling sessions both during the day and in the evening.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your Counselling needs.

Availability

I am able to offer mid week appointments that include late evening sessions.

The Bell Surgery
453 Barlow Moor Rd
Chorlton
Manchester
M21 8AU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Maria Wright MBACP

Maria Wright MBACP