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.

If you are unable to cope and feel that I could help you, please 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.

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 then to leave 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. Once that is out of the way, you 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. 

There is no obligation to rebook if you decide after your first session that the therapy is not for you or I am not the counsellor for you.  

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, Time-limited