Irene Alford

Irene Alford

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Stockport

Stockport SK4
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


I do not work on Sundays.

About me and my therapy practice

*During these uncertain times I am accepting new clients and offer video or telephone sessions at a deducted rate.*

I am a confident, warm qualified  Integrative Counsellor, registered member of the BACP. I work with adults and adolescents from 12-80 years of age. Being Integrative means I apply three main approaches; Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and CBT. My sessions are tailored to suit your needs in a relaxed environment where you feel safe to explore any issues confidentially. Building an exceptional rapport is the foundation of my counselling success. The Client is always the focus and centre of the therapeutic progress.

Practice description

I have previously worked in different settings including Counselling in schools, Residential care units, Crisis centres and Youth offending Care Homes. I currently have offices in the centre of Stockport, Cheshire, Greater Manchester.

If you are interested in therapy with me, please get in touch via email, text message or phone call. I aim to respond to all queries within a few hours. I offer a free initial 20-minute consultation over the phone during which you can give me brief details of your situation and ask any questions you may have. 

My first session

The first counselling session will be to find out what your expectations are and to give you a platform to talk through some of the issues you are dealing with, it will be a getting to know each other session. l will listen as you disclose your concerns and help you feel safe and confident, you then have the opportunity to decide if you want to continue working with me and to ask any questions you may have about my approach. If you agree to continue then we will arrange a weekly slot.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self-harm, Service veterans, Trauma

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited