Shira Baram

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Available for new clients
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Manchester M26 & M25
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work with adults and young people and have a full background check (Enhanced DBS).

I have experience assisting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, stress management, grief and challenging negative thoughts. However, in our sessions, you're in charge of what we discuss.

Your sessions are personalised to you, creating a non-judgmental and empathetic space where you can freely talk about anything. I also use creative methods like drawing, clay, and music to allow you to explore past and present experiences.

Together, we'll delve into the things that have affected you, helping you set your own goals and build self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-trust.

My main approach is Person-Centered, which means I'm accepting, empathetic, and supportive. I also have an integrative style, allowing me to incorporate techniques like Mindfulness, Brainspotting, Creative Therapy and Solution-Based Therapy to suit your needs.

If you're dealing with anxiety, depression, or stress, I can incorporate mindfulness. With Solution-Based Therapy, we can work on identifying and developing solutions to the things concerning you.

And if you've experienced emotional trauma that's hard to talk about, we can use Brainspotting. This is a potent treatment that helps individuals recognize, process, and release emotional trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist - University of Salford 2019
  • Mindfulness Therapist - Mindfulness Now 2021 
  • Part 1 and Part 2 Brainspotting with David Grand - 2023 
  • Certificate in Health Promotion - OU 2002
  • Diploma in Health and Social Welfare - OU 2001
  • I also offer creative therapy - art, music, movement 

Regular CPD including:

  • Gestalt Therapy - Working with Children and Young People 
  • Grief Work - Salford Bereavement Therapy Service 
  • Suicide and Self Harm Training 
  • Integrating Art Work into your counselling practice 
  • Working with CYP&F - An unflinching response to children and young people's online lives
  • How to help clients with their anger
  • Working with complex grief 
  • Working with mental health in a changing landscape at work
  • Trans awareness training 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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Whitefield and Radcliffe Holistic Centre, 92 Stand Lane, Manchester, Lancashire, M26 1JU

2B Mather Avenue, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 0LA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Shira Baram
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