Stephanie Jones - MBACP PgDip BSc (Hons) Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Stephanie Jones - MBACP PgDip BSc (Hons) Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Greater Manchester

07545 339 175

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Greater Manchester

07545 339 175

About me


  • Highly-qualified and experienced mental health practitioner (PGDip/ BSc Hons/ HND)
  • Registered member of the BACP (MBACP)
  • Individual therapy and relationship counselling
  • Face-to-face and on-line sessions
  • Long and short-term client work
  • Free no obligation initial appointment

Recent client feedback:

  • “I cannot recommend Steph highly enough. A genuinely warm and caring person with razor-sharp perception.”
  • “A truly remarkable therapist.”
  • “Refreshingly real, insightful and no bull***t!”
  • “Despite us tackling my challenges at times the process had me in stitches!”
  • “Warm, empathetic, intuitive and an amazing communicator.”
  • “Utterly attentive and never missing a word.”
  • “Quite literally life changing.”

Starting counselling is a fairly scary prospect and you may already feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of therapists available in your local area. What do the different qualifications and approaches mean? Who is most experienced? Who will be able to help me the best?!

Aaaagh!! Don't worry, you can relax! ☺️

​Although there are many different types of therapy to choose from the one thing the scientific community agrees on is that the relationship is the most important aspect of therapy in determining a positive outcome.

Together we will develop a collaborative alliance which will act as the catalyst for your transformation. Using my compassion, awareness, intuition and humour (don’t forget the humour!) we will start the healing work – figuring out what the underlying issues really are and carefully working through them.

Sound familiar….?

  • You know your problems inside out but still can’t seem to resolve them.
  • You have talked your issues through deeply with those closest to you but still feel stuck.
  • You’re doing your very best but can’t seem to unlock your full potential.
  • You become overwhelmed by your feelings and can’t seem to control them.

We all need a helping hand from time to time so let’s get started – I am trained to help you solve your problems.

Areas of Specialism:

Love and relationship issues, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, phobias, stress, increasing motivation, finding your true potential, increasing confidence/ self-esteem/ self-worth, abandonment/ rejection, abuse (including childhood), guilt, shame, panic disorders, attachment issues, borderline personality disorder (BPD), sexual issues and self-harm.


I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to emotional well-being. I am equipped with a broad range of practical and theoretical perspectives to draw from including person-centred therapy (Rogerian), integrative, humanistic, attachment theories, cognitive, behavioural (including CBT), transactional analysis, transference, life scripts, ego states, self-compassion, psycho-educational, mindfulness, spiritual, holistic and psychodynamic elements.

I encourage you to openly share your thoughts, feelings, hopes and desires with me– there are no topics off-limit and you are completely safe to explore your private inner world in a secure, curious and non-judgemental space.

For more information or to book a free session please visit, Twitter @StephJonesMBACP or call 07545 339 175

Training, qualifications & experience

Prior Experience:

  • Director of MIND Manchester Mental Health Charity
  • Family Support Lead/ Bereavement Counsellor/ Counselling Co-ordinator at local hospice
  • Counsellor at the Manchester and Salford Counselling Service
  • Counsellor at AGE UK Tameside
  • Board Member on Domestic Abuse Management Group - Manchester City Council
  • Director of Healthwatch Oldham (Patient involvement/ advocacy)
  • Director of CN4M
  • Deputy Manager at Oldham Carers Centre (Adult Social Care)
  • Lead Trainer and Course Author of 6-week Mindfulness, Introduction to CBT and Stress Reduction course, The Link Centre
  • Lead Trainer and Course Author of 6-week Bereavement, Grief and Loss programme delivered across Tameside and Glossop
  • Member of the Association of Bereavement Service Co-ordinators (ABSCo)
  • 15-years experience as senior professional within the health, social care, charity, voluntary and public sectors
  • Freelance mental health writer (Therapy Today (BACP), Counselling Directory, The Counsellor’s Café Magazine, KEIA Wellbeing, Sounds Magazine, Manchester Evening News)


  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies - Professional training (University of Salford/ BACP-accredited course) including:
    - Person-Centred Theory and Practice (Distinctions)
    - Mental Health for Counsellors (Distinctions)
    - Research Methods in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinctions)
    - Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Salford)
  • BSc (Hons) - 1st Class honours degree including Grosvenor Prize Award for Best Final Year Student (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Higher National Diploma - Distinction (The University of Salford)
  • TA101 Transactional Analysis Training - Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
  • Getting the Most out of Counter-transference (Object Relation Theory) - The Horsforth Centre
  • Holistic practitioner (including First and Second Degree in Usui Reiki)
  • PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation and Practitioner
  • ILM Level 3 in Management
  • Working with Bereavement, Grief and Loss (multiple training providers)
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Essentials of Information Governance
  • Clinical Audit (Tameside & Glossop PCT)
  • End of Life and Palliative Care (Macmillan Cancer Support)


  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and working towards further accreditation
  • Approved by Accredited Register Scheme (Professional Standard Authority)
  • Enhanced DBS checked (annually)
  • Fully insured through Holistic Insurance
  • Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
  • Engaged in monthly clinical supervision with a qualified supervisor
  • Commitment to ongoing research, CPD and personal development
  • Working within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018 and BACP Professional Conduct Procedure

Current study:

  • The Yoga of Relationships: Exploring Connection and Sexuality Through the Lens of the Soul (Love Serve Remember Foundation)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Abandonment
  • Accidents
  • Bullying
  • Change
  • Chronic Boredom
  • Confidence building
  • Control issues
  • Crime
  • Cults
  • Dating
  • Elderly issues
  • Emptiness
  • Fame
  • Financial concerns
  • Historical abuse
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Infatuation
  • Insomnia
  • Internet addiction
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Judgement
  • Limerence
  • Loneliness
  • Loss
  • Love
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Obsession
  • Perfectionism
  • Porn/ pornography addiction
  • Rejection
  • Relocation
  • Retirement
  • Shame
  • Shyness
  • Social media addiction
  • Spending
  • Trauma
  • Trafficking
  • Wedding nerves

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Further information

How can therapy help?

We are all born knowing what our needs are. As babies we indicate to others what we want – food, warmth, a cuddle – but as we grow that inner guidance can get muffled. We learn to keep our feelings private in case we are judged or rejected and we feel selfish for putting ourselves first. The result? We may run around trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations! We feel tangled up, burned out, confused, frustrated, conflicted, anxious, depressed, guilty, and maybe caught up in addictions or unhelpful ways of coping just to soothe ourselves. Through the process of therapy you can learn to really listen to your needs and wants, separate out any negative or unhelpful ideas keeping you from your goals and begin the process of real self-acceptance. It’s not always an easy or linear process but the results are incredibly rewarding and potentially life-changing.

What can I talk about?

Anything and everything. You decide which issues concerning your childhood and/or adulthood you want to explore and I encourage you to talk freely about whatever is on your mind.

“But you can’t tell me anything I don’t already know!”

That's true! Therapy is about going deeper into your own knowledge using my skills to help you explore any emerging themes, patterns and defence mechanisms which may be impacting your life. I'm not here to give you advice, I'm here to help you find your own.

Travel and location

I work from a quiet, comfortable discreet location just outside of Stockport very close to the M60 (Pyramid Junction 1), Stockport train station (0.7 miles) and the 328 bus stop (less than 10-feet!).

Other local train Stations:

Stockport (0.7 miles)
Woodsmoor (1.3 miles)
Cheadle Hulme (1.6 miles)
Davenport (1.7 miles)
Heaton Chapel (2.1 miles)
Hazel Grove (2.3 miles)
East Didsbury (2.4 miles)
Gatley (2.5 miles)
Bramhall (2.5 miles)
Burnage (2.6 miles)

Maps & Directions

Stockport, SK3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Accessible via the front door (28" width) which has a small 4" step (I can provide assistance if required). My work space is all hard-flooring and access to the therapy room is also 28" wide. Unfortunately I have no accessible toilet facilities.


Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme