Vanessa Black MA Counselling BSc dip Couns MBACP and Clinical Supervisor
All Therapy by Vanessa Black offers professional, effective and affordable psychotherapy and counselling service for children, young people, adults and couples: Within a confidential relationship, and supported by a compassionate and respectful psychotherapist, I offer a safe place to explore difficult feelings such as stress, anxiety or depression, which often get in the way of personal relationships, work or studies.These emotions sometimes can make people feel unhappy or angry and often hopeless and stuck
I strive to work with you to reach a joint understanding, an agreement on how to best help. Committed to enhancing people’s experience of their internal world and ability to take more pleasure in their life and achieve a sense of wellbeing.
I have many years of experience within the NHS, Private and Voluntary sector. I run workshops and CPD events for those seeking personal and professional development. I have worked with people experiencing chronic mental health problems and addictions. Currently I am working as a Play Therapist, Child and Adult Therapist for a cancer charity in Manchester, providing support to families affected by a cancer diagnosis.
I describe myself as an Integrative psychotherapist and play therapist, drawing on different approaches such as Psychodynamic ideas, Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy,Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and Systemic Thinking, as best suit each individual.
Due to the physical distancing required to combat Coronavirus I am currently offering online therapy, by telephone and in nature (with a social distancing policy in place)
I invite you to contact me to arrange a free 30 minute telephone or video consultation, where you can find out more about the way I work, as well as having any questions answered.
Training, qualifications & experience
BPS Approved Certificate in Supervision
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT (Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy)
Postgraduate Certificate in Therapy with Children and Families
MA Counselling (Merit):Manchester University
Diploma in Intregrative Counselling :Manchester University
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling : University of Salford
Certificate in Person Centre Counselling: University of Salford
I have completed training in the following areas:
Existential Issues: Life and Death in Supervision -University of Salford (August 2020)
2 Day Reflective Practice to Working Online ( April 2020)
Moving Your Practice Online (2020)
Mindfulness for Stress- Breathworks (2020)
Rewind Trauma Therapy (2018)
Critical Incident Debriefing (2018)
Nature Therapy Workshop –(2017)
Trauma Training -Acute Crisis Intervention - Dr Mosche Farci (2017)
Post Incident Support – Memory Structured Intervention (Dr Moshe Farchi June 2017)
Monsters and Messes: Neuro-Dramatic Play in action; An Attachment Based Intervention (presented by Dr Sue Jennings February 2019)
Person –centred Supervision – Richard Bracegirdle . Salford University (2019)
Just the Three of Us (Couples Therapy) – Sarah Eccleson – Salford University (2019)
Transactional Analysis – Dr Marks Widdowson – Salford University ( 2019)
Working with mental health in the workplace: developing and enhancing your portfolio –(2019)
Compassion Focussed Therapy from The Inside Out – presented by Tobyn Bell (2019)
Compassion Focussed Therapy in Supervision -Tobyn Bell (2018)
Compassion Focussed Therapy Advanced Clinical Skills - presented by Proffesor Paul Gilbert MBE (2017)
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance (2015)
Core Principles and Techniques in Meta Cognitive Therapy -Presented by Professor Adrian Wells and Professor Hans Nordahl (2016)
Meta Cognitive Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Presented by Professor Adrian Wells and Professor Hans Nordahl (2016)
Introduction to Play Therapy - Place2Be (2012)
Working with the Metaphor -Place2Be (2012)
Attachment Theory & Self Awareness of Counsellor -Place2Be (2012)
Helping Children Tell Their Stories --Place2Be (2012)
Understanding & Supporting People who Self-Harm --Place2Be (2013)
Working with Diversity & Differences-Place2Be (2013)
Children’s Emotional Wellbeing --Place2Be (2013)
Working with Parents --Place2Be (2013)
Art Therapy as Self-Care for Helping Professions (2013)
Training for Trainers (2014)
CBT Boot Camp -Christine Padesky (2014)
The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups (2014)
Hi Supporting Suddenly Bereaved Children and Young People (2014)
Working with Addictions -(2015)
Anxiety Traps! CBT Solutions
Increasing Access to CBT: Masterclass - making changes that matter through games and play
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Affairs and Betrayals
Seperation adn Divorce
Critiacl Incident Debriefing
£55 per 60 minutes session: Face to Face (children, young people and adults)
£55 per 60 minutes session: Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp Video, Zoom or Telephone
£65 per 60 minutes session: Relationship Therapy
£40 per session: Group Therapy
£65 per 90 minutes for Clinical Supervision ( £55 per 90 minutes for trainee counsellors)
9am - 8pm
My rooms at the Perrin Clinic in Prestwich are on the ground floor of the building. Free parking is also available at this location.