About Arland Counselling
I offer counselling/psychotherapy at affordable rates which is effective for working with depression and anxiety, whatever the cause. I also work with couples both for staying together and splitting up. I work in central Altrincham, close to Tesco - or by Skype (see below). You will usually get your first appointment within one week of contacting me. I work in English, French and Spanish.
I use Person Centred counselling when working with individuals and Integrative counselling/psychotherapy (Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis & Systemic) when working with couples/family members.
Counselling/psychotherapy is available not only during the day but also in the evenings and at weekends.
I welcome people of all races, cultures, ages and sexual orientation.
The Altrincham room is not accessible but I have an arrangement to use a nearby accessible room where required, please let me know when you book.
The Hulme room is accessible.
You can pay using cash or cheque at the end of each session.
You can pay by card before the session by going online and using PayPal.
Skype software is freeware that allows people and businesses to use Skype’s voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VOIP) network. Using VOIP people can make voice calls over the Internet on their home or office PCs. Skype is the most successful VOIP network with many millions of users worldwide, boasting free Skype-to-Skype calling anywhere in the world. In 2008 Skype software added a video feature, allowing callers with webcams to view each other live while chatting.
Skype is a great free service which anyone can access for free on the internet. Following a straightforward download, users can make telephone calls to other UK users and to users all around the world free of charge. This means Skype is a useful tool for counselling.The same advice applies to this type of skpye counselling in Altrincham as to other types of counselling - clients should look for a BACP registered counsellor and have regular - ideally weekly - sessions.
My training, work experience and any achievement
Ascentis Post-Diploma Certificate in Relationship Skills and Theory Level 4
BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling 2008 University of Salford
Certificate in Counselling 2005 City College Manchester
Counselling Concepts 2004 City College Manchester
As well as 7 years experience of counselling clients with depression and anxiety, I have eight years experience as a paid worker in a domestic abuse charity.
I have trained in womens sexual health issues with the Public Health Development Service and have five years experience of working with clients who have low mood around the time of menopause.
I also have seven years experience of supporting clients with disabilities.
I have worked in private practice since April 2008. I provide a service not only to individuals but also under contract to healthcare professionals and retail sector staff. I provide agency counselling too.
I was a counselling assessor at 1Point in Bolton in 2012.
I was a staff counsellor at University Hospital South Manchester from 2005 - 08.
I was a counsellor and telephone helpline worker at the Counselling Centre in Altrincham from 2005-07.
I was a volunteer listener at the Creative Living Centre drop in for former mental health patients (Bury) from 2004-05.
I volunteered as a Bereavement Visitor from 2004-06.
March 2013 Comparative Study of Counselling Models
Sept 2010 - June 2011 Relationship Counselling
November 2009 Online Counselling
Sept 2009 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- University Hospital South Manchester
July 2008 Women’s Sexual Health
- Public Health Development Service
March 2008 Drugs & Alcohol
2007 Groupwork Skills
- Public Health Development Service
July 2007 Self Harm Awareness -
2006 Mental Health Awareness
- Manchester PCT
Sessions are usually available within one week of contacting me.