Sue Collier, PGDip Counselling, UKCP Reg, MBACP

Sue Collier, PGDip Counselling, UKCP Reg, MBACP

Greater Manchester


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Greater Manchester


About me

Hello and a very warm welcome.
If you are going through a difficult time in your life, whether it is to do with work or relationships, or are experiencing a more generalised anxiety, talking things through can help.

I am an experienced, fully qualified counsellor.

I understand that it can be daunting to seek counselling help but I want to reassure you that I offer a safe, suppotive space where you can talk about your experiences freely without fear of judgement. I aim to help you understand yourself better and help you overcome your difficulties.

We all encounter stress in modern life but sometimes  this builds up and becomes overwhelming. Too much stress is harmful, physically and mentally, and whatever is happening for you, I can help you manage this. I can also support you in coming to terms with past issues that may still be troubling you.

I am a Person-centred counsellor, which means that you decide what you want to discuss, and what the goals of the sessions are to be. My role is to listen and try to understand your experience, and help you find solutions or gain a better understanding of how events have affected you.

I offer support with:

  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem and confidence
  • bereavement, grief and loss
  • depression
  • anger management
  • stress
  • post-traumatic stress
  • historic childhood abuse
  • domestic abuse
  • work-related issues
  • managing change
  • family & relationship issues
  • relationship endings, separation and divorce

I am a registered member of the British Associstion for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and work according to the ethical guidelines
of both organisations.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 1 & 11
  • BA Honours Combined Studies
  • HNC Biomedical Science

I have worked as a Counsellor since 2011 and have worked with people affected by a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, bereavement, historic sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma, stress, and low self-esteem.

I also have personal experience of many life issues, and of being in a caring role.

I have a private practice and work from counselling rooms in Manchester City Centre.
I regularly attend supervision and additional training.

Additional Training

  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA 101)
  • working with trauma
  • compassion-focused therapy
  • mindfulness
  • domestic abuse
  • working with grief, loss & bereavement
  • stress management
  • suicide awareness
  • counselling survivors of sexual abuse
  • post-traumatic stress
  • the use of creativity in therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can also help with post-natal depression and difficult emotions following a traumatic birth, and the difficulties adjusting to being a family, and stress associated with parenthood.

I also work with domestic abuse; this includes emotional abuse and mental abuse as well as physical violence/rape.

I offer support to carers and coping strategies to help deal with this stressful situation.


The fee is £40 for a 50 minute counselling session.

Concessionary rates are available to people on a low income/benefits and students.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Available weekdays, evenings and Saturdays

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme