Yvette Banks

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 2SL
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Are you struggling to navigate through these challenging times? Feeling anxious, depressed, at a cross-roads in your life, relationship problems, menopause, bereavement, trauma, or simply need someone to talk to. 

I am here to listen and help you unravel the issues that are holding you back from living your life the way that you want to. Counselling can seem daunting and it takes courage and a willingness to change to make those first steps. The outcome can be life changing and I will be your companion in helping you to unravel the issues that are causing you discomfort.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 Diploma in therapeutic counselling

Level 3 Counselling skills

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults - Level 2

Couples Counselling

Ongoing continuous personal development

Although I am a predominantly Person Centred Counsellor, I integrate other modalities to suit my client's needs. We will work together to find out what works best for you. I am also a life coach which can be incorporated into sessions. 

I am an open minded individual, have life experience, travelled extensively,  lived and worked overseas and experienced different cultures.  All of this enhances my practice and helps me to understand my clients, adapt, empathise and fully be with them in a non-judgemental space.

Our relationship will be based on trust, honesty and respect and this will allow therapeutic growth to flourish.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, change, loss/grief, bereavement, relationship issues and menopause.

I also work with individuals who are neurodivergent. 


£50.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

You are in charge of your sessions whether it be a one off session to work through an immediate issue, causing you discomfort, or your journey of self-awareness and discovery.

Sessions are 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples. 

If you would like to have a chat or have any questions, with no commitment, please feel free to call or email me. 

I look forward to hearing from you and take care.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work face to face in Didsbury. Online or telephone sessions are also available.

Further information

I work from my room in Didsbury. 

The frequency of sessions is your choice and dependent on your requirements and situation. You are in control of your sessions.

The Towers, Towers Business Park, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 2SL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Please note that there are 2 flights of stairs to climb to get to my room

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Google Meet