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About me

Hello and welcome,

As we face these uncertain times, we also face many challenges present and past, that may be hard to overcome and deal with effectively to be able to move forward with our lives. It now feels more important to find a sense of certainty during these unprecedented times, which can have a huge impact on one's anxiety, depression, and thoughts. I have taken the appropriate steps to move back to face-to-face sessions with my clients at my practice in Bury, please do not hesitate to ask me about-face to face appointments alongside over the phone appointments suitable to you.

As a result of working therapeutically through challenges that I have faced myself within my life, I then found and developed a deep desire to support others that are facing challenges with their pain, trauma, addictions, and many more.

I am an experienced and passionate therapist and have both life experience and professional experience with over twelve years of working with individuals that suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse alongside relationship issues, however, I am not limited to just these areas.

Life is based on relationships in one way or another, how we connect with everybody around us, and our relationships with ourselves. You may find that you are struggling with your personal relationships, addictions, or any form of thoughts and behaviours that you find hard to deal with alone. In our therapy sessions, we explore the underlying issues and possible traumas that may have happened and progress on from there to create a lasting and positive change within your lifestyle. I also, tailor each session to your personal needs and requirements in order to aid your progression to a happier and more relaxed individual.

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling, integrating different theoretical approaches to meet the individual needs of the client. Confidentiality, respect, and a non-judgemental attitude are paramount to the service that I provide.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), adhering to their Code of Practice and Ethics. I engage in monthly supervision and continuous professional development.

  • NVQ Level 5 leadership and Management for Adult Social Care
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation
  • Level 3 Counselling skills
  • Level 3 Counselling Children and Young people
  • Level 2 certificate in counselling concepts
  • Level 2 in Recognising and Responding to Domestic Abuse
  • Mindfulness Life Coaching Diploma
  • Reiki Diploma Level 1 and 2

Training/experience

  • Facilitator in Group Work
  • Enhanced risk management
  • Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Awareness of Drug and Alcohol
  • Anger Management
  • Dealing with distress: Working with suicide and self-harm
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Working with victims or domestic violence and abuse
  • Mental Health Awareness

Member organisations

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.

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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Phone / email enquiries are non - chargeable, I will reply as soon as I am able to.

Fees are payable at the start of the session. Each session lasts for 50 minutes and is chargeable at £40 per session

£30 for students who require counselling as part of their counselling course.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Weekdays and Evenings

Further information

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic I am working via telephone, skype, zoom and also email.

I offer both short & long term one to one counselling support

Bury
Greater Manchester
BL8

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Shanna Lancaster Dip Couns. MBACP reg.

Shanna Lancaster Dip Couns. MBACP reg.