Rionach Casey MSc Psychotherapy
Hello and a warm welcome to you. I guess that you are coming here looking for someone safe and supportive to talk to. You may be going through a hard time emotionally due to grief, depression or trauma. You may have been grappling with an emotional problem for many years. Or you may be feeling stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed. Whatever your reasons, I would first like to commend you for your courage. It’s not always easy to ask for help.
At times it can be difficult to talk to those you are close to about the problems you are having and it may help to talk to an impartial, professional counsellor. As a psychotherapist I understand how important it is for you to feel comfortable enough to talk through your difficulties with the right person. I am a Person-Centred psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor working with adults, young people and children.
Whatever experiences, vulnerability or anxiety brings you to counselling, I believe that you have the potential for self-healing and growth. This means that I won't give you advice or tell you what to do, but will provide the therapeutic conditions that will enable you to bring about the changes you desire in your own life.
My aim is to create a safe and supportive counselling environment. This is the foundation that will allow us to explore your concerns and develop a deeper understanding of your emotions and thoughts. I support adults, young people and children who experience challenges including those related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, loss, grief, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, life transitions and work/life balance. Through providing warm and empathic support I aim to create a space that feels accepting, empowering and has lots of room for exploration.
I believe talking therapy can really work to effect a positive and lasting change in the life of each individual, guided by what your unique goals are for counselling. I also believe that therapy should be not only safe and supportive, but also professional and accessible.
I have completed a professionally demanding and academically rigorous training from two renowned psychotherapy training institutions in the UK: Metanoia Institute (London) and Northern Guild (Newcastle-upon-Tyne).
I have regular supervision with a UKCP registered Psychotherapy Supervisor.
I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance and am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
I have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.
I welcome individuals of any gender, ethnicity, sexuality, cultural background, age, ability and lifestyle.
I offer a free 30 minute appointment so you can meet me and ask any questions you may have before deciding if counselling is right for you.
I also offer therapy, supervision and training support via the internet on a secure platform such as 'Gotomeeting' or VSee.
Training, qualifications & experience
2018 MSc in Psychotherapy (Newman University, Birmingham)
2018 PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Women’s Counselling Centre, Nottingham)
2016 PG Diploma in Psychotherapy (CYP)
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: ‘Rethinking the Concept of Professionalism’
I’m a Family Therapist at a Cancer Care 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 was an Integrative Psychotherapist at Blythe House Hospice, Chapel-en-le-Frith counselling bereaved adults and children or those with life-limiting illness for four and a half years (2013-2017).
I was a School Counsellor with Place2Be, at Divine Mercy Primary School, Moss Side, Manchester for two years (2014-16). My clients, who presented with a complex range of mental health issues ranged in age from 5 years old to 11 year olds.
I held a counselling position for 20 months at South Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust from 2013- 2015 counselling adults with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. During that period I acquired 230 hours of counselling experience.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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
|Employee Assistance Programme|