About me

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:

Compassion Focussed Chairwork & Digital Applications - Tobyn Bell & Alison Dixon ( February 2021)

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


Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Feeling Sad


Family Issues

Affairs and Betrayals

Seperation adn Divorce

Couples Counselling

Low Self-esteem


Low Self-Confidence



Critiacl Incident Debriefing

Anger managment

Health anxiety



Gender Identity









Self Esteem


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 per 60 minutes session: Face to Face (children, young people and adults)
£60 per 60 minutes session: Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp Video, Zoom or Telephone
£70 per 60 minutes session: Relationship Therapy - Couples Counselling

£45 per session: Group Therapy

£70 per 90 minutes for Clinical Supervision ( £60 per 90 minutes for trainee counsellors)


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9am - 8pm

Further information

My rooms at the Perrin Clinic in Prestwich are on the ground floor of the building. Free parking is also available at this location.

The Perrin Clinic
83 Whittaker Lane
Greater Manchester
M25 1ET

The Whitefield Foot Clinic
198 Bury New Road
Greater Manchester
M45 6QF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

My Therapy room is based on the ground floor, with access to a bathroom on the same floor. There is parking on the driveway. Access to the building is a single shallow doorstep.

Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

  Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: I am now working with supervisees via online video only (Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime , Zoom etc.

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Vanessa Black

Vanessa Black