Rionach Casey Counsellor and Supervisor
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 grief, depression or trauma. 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 a Person-Centred 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.
I have successfully completed psychotherapy and counselling training from two prestigious UK institutions: Metanoia Institute (London) and Northern Guild (Newcastle-upon-Tyne).
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.
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, supervision and training support via the internet on a secure platform including 'Gotomeeting' or VSee.
Training, qualifications & 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.
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’
Accredited register membership
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 problems
- 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
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.
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|
Supervision & training
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.