Genevieve Velarde

Genevieve Velarde

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Stockport

Stockport SK4
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a friendly, caring and passionate counsellor. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can explore what has brought you to seek counselling and we can work through your problems together. Maybe you are not completely sure what is wrong? Working with me can help you discover what it is that is making you unhappy, so you can get more satisfaction out of your life.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a qualified couples counsellor.  I am a member of the BACP and I have a broad spectrum of experience counselling different people, of different ages, from all walks of life.   

My previous experience involved working within NHS primary care dealing with referrals from GPs.  In addition to my private individual work, I also counsel couples for Relate and counsel students in a FE college.  I am also able to see couples on a private basis (rate for this is £55).

If you are unable to cope and feel that I could help you, please get in touch. You can also contact me for an initial FREE telephone consultation.

I offer affordable rates and I am based in Stockport. I am easy to access by public transport or by car and there is free car parking available on site.

Practice description

The practice where I work is based in The Heatons in Stockport.  The room is large enough to enable social distancing, with an accessible window to allow fresh air to blow between us into the room. Hand sanitisers are available for use in the building.

There is free car parking outside the premises, or on the adjoining road.  Public transport links are good with bus stops close by for 197 and 42A buses. The 42 and 23/A stop about a 10-15 minute walk away. The train station and tram stop are a longer walk away but still accessible. 

My first session

I understand coming for counselling can feel scary, but I assure you I am here to help, not to judge or even make your decisions for you. Our work is collaborative, and we will be working together to help you overcome them to lead a more fulfilling life. 

At your first session, I will make you feel welcome and we'll go through a confidentiality agreement (this outlines when I have to break confidentiality) and what to expect from counselling. Then you will have the opportunity to explore why you have come for counselling and what you would like to get out of counselling.  So have a think about these things before your first session. 

If you are still unsure, you are welcome to book in for one session to see how it feels for you. 

Feel free to get in touch if you would like to ask me anything not covered here. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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