About me

Is it time you invested in you? Without judgments or 'techniques', Person-Centred Counselling is a journey we take together. Led by you and all about you. I believe clients know where the pain is and with empathy I seek to understand what it feels like to be in your shoes, helping you make sense of how your past can still impact on the here and now.

They say it's good to talk, and Person-Centred Counselling is your chance to talk and express feelings in confidence about your troubles, your anxieties and fears as well as your hopes for the future. Person-Centred counselling is a two-way relationship. I believe given the right conditions of trust, compassion, understanding and time, positive personal change is possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a Registered Member of the BACP, I hold a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am qualified to offer Person-Centred counselling sessions to private clients alongside other work supporting adults who have survived domestic violence, childhood physical & sexual abuse. An area of counselling I am passionate about and also mentor and support the development of trainee counsellors in.

Face to face sessions in person are available at my therapy practice in Didsbury, South Manchester. I monitor and adhere to Government guidance around Covid safe working and I have received both my vaccinations.

I am also currently offering private clients, the choice of secure Zoom video sessions or telephone sessions while we all do our bit to help prevent the spread of Covid.

Sessions are an hour in length and in most cases occur weekly.

Privacy is important during these times of remote counselling and I work from a location where I will not be interrupted and able to offer you privacy and confidentiality. Please consider your ability to access a private space if you are considering remote video or telephone counselling.

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.

Therapies offered


From £35.00 to £47.50
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

- Our initial consultation is free. Its a chance for you to explore what Person-Centred Counselling is and most importantly if working with me feels right for you.

- Zoom video sessions are £35.00 per hour

- Telephone sessions are £35.00 per hour

- In Person sessions in Didsbury are £47.50 per hour


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Clients have different work and life commitments and so I am as flexible as I can be in offering you counselling sessions that suit your needs, lets have a chat about your preferences.

Further information

I would like to hear from you to answer your questions and explore if Person-Centred Counselling feels right for you. The best way to contact me with an enquiry is to email me using the email function above and i'll reply to you as soon as I can. I don't charge anything for our first session. It's more of a chance to get to know a bit more about each other and how the counselling process may work for you.

Every one of us is unique and you will have individual goals for what you would want to get out of counselling. Let's put some time aside to consider the problems you are currently facing and how Person-Centred Counselling with me could help you move forwards in your life.

Calderbank Therapy Chambers
599 Wilmslow Road
Greater Manchester
M20 3QD


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

If you have any questions about accessibility of my counselling practice in Didsbury please email and i'll get back to you.

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Robert Buttery

Robert Buttery