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Rionach Casey Counsellor and Supervisor

High Peak, SK22
07707204356 07707204356 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello,  and a warm welcome to you. As an experienced psychotherapist I appreciate how difficult it can be to reach out for help, so I would like to commend you for your courage in taking this first step.

You may be going through a hard time emotionally due to anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties. You may have been struggling with an emotional problem for many years or be feeling stressed, anxious or generally overwhelmed. Whatever your reasons, it is important that you feel comfortable enough to talk through your difficulties with the right person.

I am an integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor supporting adults, couples, young people and children, including those with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, loss, grief, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, life transitions and work/life balance. My aim is to create a safe and supportive counselling environment that allows us to explore your concerns, develop a deeper understanding of your experiences, emotions and thoughts and enables you to work towards the positive and lasting changes you want in your life.

Professional

I have successfully completed psychotherapy and counselling training from two prestigious UK institutions: Metanoia Institute (London) and Northern Guild (Newcastle-upon-Tyne).

Safe

The safety of all my clients, and their information, is assured: I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the BACP; have Professional Indemnity Insurance; am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO); and have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.

Accessible

Covid - 19: I offer on-line video or telephone counselling to new clients. Please get in touch to discuss ways in which I can support you at this time.

I am wholly committed to providing a fully accessible service and welcome individuals of any gender, ethnicity, sexuality, cultural background, age, ability and lifestyle.

I offer a free 30 minute initial appointment so you can meet me and ask any questions you may have before deciding if counselling with me is right for you.

For those who need or prefer it, I also offer therapy and supervision via the internet on a secure platform including 'Gotomeeting' or Zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience


I’m a Psychotherapist at a centre in Stockport supporting children and adults who’ve been bereaved or those who are experiencing life limiting and/or terminal illness and their families.

I also have a private practice in my own home in New Mills, in a dedicated counselling room.

In addition, I held a counselling position at South Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust counselling adults with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.

Previously, I was an Integrative Psychotherapist at a hospice in Chapel-en-le-Frith counselling bereaved adults and children or those with life-limiting illness.

I was a School Counsellor with Place2Be in Manchester for two years. My clients, who presented with a complex range of mental health issues ranged in age from 5 years old to 11 year olds.

Qualifications

2019 Certificate in Couples and Relationships Counselling

2018 MSc in Psychotherapy (Newman University, Birmingham)

2018 Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (Northern Guild/UKCP)

2018 PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Women’s Counselling Centre, Nottingham)

2018 - present: Registered Member of the UKCP

2016 PG Diploma in Psychotherapy (Newman University, Birmingham)

2015 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute)

2015- present: Registered Member of the BACP

2011 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2010 SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

2005 UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

PhD in Sociology: ‘Rethinking the Concept of Professionalism’

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

I believe that counselling should be accessible to as many people as possible. Therefore, I offer a sliding scale of fees:

Adults: £45 per hour

Couples: £60 per hour
Students: £35 per hour
Children, senior citizens and unwaged individuals: £35 per hour


I will help you to explore your hopes for the present and the future, and how you might begin to live life in a way that's meaningful for you.

High Peak
SK22

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

If you have difficulties accessing counselling (due to a disability, for example) we can discuss a home visit, when and if appropriate.

Availability

I aim to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs. Appointments are available: Monday - Wednesday 6 - 9pm Thursday 10am - 2pm Saturday and Sundays 10am - 2pm.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

As an integrative psychotherapist with a qualification in Person-Centred supervision my approach is to have a considered and yet spontaneous response to my supervisees’ work and their practice.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Rionach Casey Counsellor and Supervisor

Rionach Casey Counsellor and Supervisor