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Reg. ACC

About me

About me: I am a developmental psychologist (D.Phil) with a post graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Metanoa institute, London). My practice is based on the belief that only the client is the expert on their own life. What I offer is a warm, supportive and empathic environment to facilitate your personal growth, and help you deal with whatever you are struggling with.

About my Practice: At the moment I am able to offer online counselling, mainly via Zoom.

Covid restrictions permitting, from mid-June I will be offering face-to-face sessions in Market Drayton, Shropshire, within easy reach of Crewe, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and Stoke-on-Trent. I offer 50 minute sessions once a week. In line with good practice I offer a review after every 6 sessions to monitor progress and to get your feedback.

Practice Location: Private room in a building in Market Drayton, on the first floor. There is no lift access. There is ample parking nearby. Details will be provided on contact.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute, London) as well as a Certificate in Person Centred Counselling (Sherwood Institute, Nottingham).

I have worked as a counsellor with the NHS, a local hospice, and other counselling services. My experience covers a number of issues including bereavement, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues.

I teach counselling at University level on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Counselling (Certificate, Diploma and MSc. Counselling)

Member organisations


Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

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Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Counselling sessions are £40.00 an hour.

When I work

Please contact me initially by email or by text. I will make contact within 48 hours to arrange to talk to you and set up a meeting.

Further information

ONLINE SESSIONS: I offer online sessions in the day and in the evening. During the day I can also offer face to face sessions, in Market Drayton,  from mid June (COVID restrictions permitting)

FEES: I currently charge £40.00 an hour, but also offer a sliding scale for clients who are counselling trainees, unemployed, or on benefits.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).

Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

My practice room is on the first floor and there is no lift.

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P. (Mani) Dasgupta-Alexander

P. (Mani) Dasgupta-Alexander