Welcome

Hi, I’m Heather – a supervisor, mindfulness trainer and a BACP Accredited counsellor with 25 years experience.  I trained as a therapist after having counselling at a difficult time in my life – and having therapy made such a difference to me that I wanted to go on and learn the skills, so that I could offer them to others.  Now I offer humanistic, relational and integrative therapy in Manchester to people who feel they’d like to look at their issues with support and ultimately to understand themselves better.

I see clients in my private practice in South Manchester – and I’ve also worked as a counsellor in a variety of organisations, such as:

  • The University of Salford, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Department
  • Mind in Salford
  • Rainbow Mind
  • St Ann’s Hospice
  • Manchester Mind
  • Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST)
  • The Roby Counselling Service
  • Stockport College Student Services
  • “The Doc’s” GP Surgery
  • Central Manchester Women’s Aid

I hold the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (1998)
  • Diploma in Casework Supervision (2002)
  • ILM Certificate in First Line Management (2001)
  • Introduction to Online Counselling – Kate Anthony (2007)
  • Effective Telephone Counselling (2007)
  • BACP Accreditation (2010)
  • Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate – Mindflow Training Ltd.  (2013)
  • Mindfulness Practitioner Training Accreditation with Mind in Salford (2017)
  • Compassion Fatigue Train the Trainer Certificate, TEND Academy (2017)
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy Module (Level 7) at the University of Salford (2019)
  • Moving Your Practice Online – Online Therapy Institute (2020)

I welcome and enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and cultures to my own, and my practice is LGBTQI+ – friendly.

I offer counselling and supervision sessions in person, by telephone or by VSee or Doxy.me  video-call. I also offer outdoor therapy and supervision for people who prefer to walk and talk whilst being supported by nature.