Vanessa Black MA Counselling BSc dip Couns MBACP and Clinical Supervisor

Vanessa Black MA Counselling BSc dip Couns MBACP and Clinical Supervisor

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

The Perrin Clinic
83 Whittaker Lane
Greater Manchester
M25 1ET


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About me

Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? All Therapy by Vanessa Black  offers professional, effective and afordable 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.

I work with individuals, couples and groups; face to face, on the telephone or through Skype.

I work from 2 comfortable offices, and I am also able to work with children in school.

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:

Trauma Training

Compassion Focussed Therapy in Supervision

Compassion Focussed Therapy Advanced Clinical Skills

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Core Principles and Techniques in Meta Cognitive Therapy

Meta Cognitive Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (2016)

Introduction to Play Therapy

Working with the Metaphor

Attachment Theory & Self Awareness of Counsellor

Helping Children Tell Their Stories

Understanding & Supporting People who Self-Harm

Working with Diversity & Differences

Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

Working with Parents

Art Therapy as Self-Care for Helping Professions

Training for Trainers

CBT Boot Camp

The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups

Supporting Suddenly Bereaved Children and Young People

Working with Addictions

Anxiety Traps! CBT Solutions

Increasing Access to CBT: Masterclass - making changes that matter through games and play


Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£55 per 60 minutes session: Face to Face (children, young people and adults)
£55 per 60 minutes session: Skype or Telephone
£80 per 90 minutes session: Relationship Therapy

£40 per session: Group Therapy

£65 per 90 minutes for Clinical Supervision ( £55 per 90 minutes for trainee counsellors)

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.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M45 6QF
Manchester, M25 1ET

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


9am - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

My aim as a supervisor is to help you to grow your professional confidence, broaden your skill set, and to equip you to help your clients.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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