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About me

Hi, I'm Mimi and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Heaton Moor.  I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence and sexual abuse.  I also offer life coaching sessions for people who feel stuck or are looking for support in reaching goals or making positive changes in their lives.

Formally trained as an opera singer, I came to a point in life where I felt a change was needed.  I decided to retrain as a counsellor because I know from personal experience how life can be difficult and even distressing at times.  Having found how transformational and empowering good therapy can be, I felt that I wanted to help others in their journey towards personal happiness and fulfillment.

I consider myself to be first and foremost a person-centered therapist, but also like to work in a pluralistic way, recognising the individual and unique needs of each of my clients.  I have further training in CBT and hypnotherapy.  At the heart of my practice is the warm and genuine therapeutic relationship I have with my clients, which I believe comes from the therapeutic conditions that I offer; warmth and acceptance, a willingness to understand my clients from their point of view, and a commitment to be genuine and honest in my interactions.

I usually practice from the South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy, which is situated in a quiet and discrete side street and accessible by both car (cheap parking close by) or public transport. However at the moment, due to Covid-19 restrictions, I am only seeing clients online or via phone during the day.

I believe passionately in what I do and I look forward to working with you, whether you are currently in the midst of a crisis, or simply want to feel happier and more fulfilled.  Please get in touch today for a free confidential and no obligation chat or have a look at my website for more information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Some recent client testimonials:

"Thank you for listening and understanding what I've been going through.  As difficult as it's been for me to open up, you've put me at ease and allowed me to try and express my issues.  As the sessions have gone on, my darkness seems to be lifting, from the darkest thoughts to now being more positive about my life.  I feel I can now try to move on from those times and deal with any further problems in a positive and constructive way." N, 41

"A massive thank you for helping me to find myself again.  It has been a fascinating and extremely valuable experience that I will take away and remember for many years to come." J, 39

"Thank you very much for your support over the past weeks.  You have really helped me see things clearer and solve things that have been a problem for so many years.  It feels great!" S, 35

"I cannot thank you enough for your patience and understanding during our sessions." D, 74

"Counselling has provided me with hope for the future and helped me to find what I need to make the most of myself." E, 16

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Distinction (University of Salford)

Postgraduate Certificate in CBT (University of Salford)

Postgraduate Certificate in Hypnotherapy (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Training in trauma, suicide prevention, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, adverse childhood experiences, TA, existential therapy.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Postnatal depression

Panic attacks

Child related issues

Parenting issues

Identity

Cultural issues

Behaviour problems

Attachment disorders

Infertility

IVF

Body dysmorphia

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

My fees for a 50 minute session is £50.  I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation.

Further information

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member of BACP Coaching Division

Member of BACP Children, Young People, and Families Division

The Heatons Centre
Thornfield Road
Heaton Moor
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK4 3LD

South Manchester Centre For Psychotherapy
6a Moor Top Place
Heaton Moor
Stockport
Cheshire
SK4 4JB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

My room at smcp is on the ground floor, so accessible by wheelchair, although the toilet facilities are unaccessible, being upstairs only. I also offer telephone and video chat sessions for those who prefer to access therapy from home.

Availability

Available currently only for daytime appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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0161 286 1315 0161 286 1315

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