My Qualifications

BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling 2008 University of Salford
Post Diploma Certificate in Relationship Counselling & Theory Level 4 2010 Relate Greater Manchester North
Post Diploma Certificate in Counselling Children/Play Therapy Level 4 2015 Place2Be
Certificate in Counselling 2005 City College Manchester 
Counselling Concepts 2004 City College Manchester
BA (Hons Modern Languages) 1980 University of Coventry

My Experience

I have worked in private practice since April 2008 and I have been a (Level 4) quaified Couple Counsellor since 2010 - this therapy is also available to family members.

I am also a qualified children's counsellor and Play Therapist, qualifying in 2015, and have worked in a primary school.


I have a great deal of experience as an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) counsellor and currently work for 5 EAPs. I also work for 2 PMIs (Private Medical Insurers).


I have 8 years experience as a paid worker in a domestic abuse charity.

I was a Primary School Counsellor from 2013 - 2014.
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.

Recent Training

November 2017 Working Creatively with Survivors of Abuse PCCS

October 2017 The Invisible Lion (Trauma) Khiron House

September 2017 Grounding Techniques for Trauma Onlinevents

September 2017 BACP Private Practice Conference: Who am I (Identity) BACP

July 2017 Suicide Examined Onlinevents

April 2017 Empowerment & Healing in Therapy PESI

March 2016 Critical Incident Debriefing Psychotherapy for Healthcare Ltd

February 2016 Trauma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Mindsite

February 2016 Providing Psychological First Aid to Victims of Trauma Workplace Options

July 2015 Principles of Positive Psychology Workplace Options

February 2015 EAP Foundations Training Workplace Options

February 2015 Divorce Support for Groups Divorce Support Group

October 2013 Shame: the hidden core of mental disturbance Psychotherapy UK

October 2013 Counselling Suicidal Clients Mindsite

March 2013 A Comparative Study: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and the Person-Centred Approach PCCS

To find out more or make an appointment, contact me on 07709 216100 or at pam@arlandcounselling.co.uk