About me

*Please note sessions for individuals and couples are now face to face, online or by phone.”

I am an experienced, qualified therapeutic counsellor, member of the BACP, NHS IAPT counsellor and an approved therapist for Anxiety Uk. I am a warm and friendly person with a humanistic approach and believe in nurturing the right environment for each individual to flourish. My sessions are tailored to suit your needs in a relaxed environment where you feel safe to explore any issues confidentially. I can explain the science behind common mental health issues and often incorporate setting goals to help make positive changes.

I work with individuals, couples, families and groups in Stockport either face to face or using the telephone or Skype. My areas of experience include social anxiety, low self-esteem, worry, panic, stress, work related stress, health anxiety, critical incident debriefing, bereavement, confidence issues, claustrophobia, post traumatic stress, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, drug dependency, alcohol dependency, loneliness, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME, fibromyalgia and trauma.

I have worked as a counsellor with the NHS and with many client groups including health workers, people with drug and alcohol dependency, ex-offenders, homeless people, college and university students, people retuning to work, Employee Assistance Programmes and the military.

Sessions last 50 minute and include a free initial telephone consultation to jointly assess the best approach to your situation and if you will benefit from therapy. I incorporate evidence based practice during sessions, am trained in Mindfulness, have a Management degree from Manchester University and comply with the BACP ethical code of practice . I have 3 grown up children and originate from the Stockport area.

Sessions cost £55 for individuals and £65 for couples. Please telephone 07396544877 or email nickd246@gmail.com to arrange a free initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

My areas of experience include:

  • couples therapy
  • social anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • worry
  • panic
  • stress
  • work related stress
  • health anxiety
  • critical incident debriefing
  • bereavement
  • confidence issues
  • claustrophobia
  • post traumatic stress
  • sexual abuse
  • domestic abuse
  • drug dependency
  • alcohol dependency
  • loneliness
  • compulsive hoarding
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • ME
  • fibromyalgia
  • trauma.

I have worked with many client groups including NHS staff, universities, the military, drug and alcohol units, Probation and looked after children.

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.


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions last 50 minutes and include a free initial telephone consultation to jointly assess the best approach to your situation and if you will benefit from therapy.

Sessions cost £55 or £65 for couples. Please telephone me on 07396544877 or email nickd246@gmail.com to arrange a free initial consultation.


I am available 10.00-20.00 Monday to Thursday and 10.00-18.00 on Fridays.

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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