Alva Spencer: Couples Psychotherapist, Cheshire, SK2
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Alva Spencer

Couples psychotherapist
Cheshire SK2
Has availability

About Me

 I have over 20 years experience within the NHS, where I have carried out a number of therapeutic assessments around mental health, addiction, wellness sessions, couple therapy and group therapy.

Currently I am in private practice and as a therapist, I am a compassionate and use a person centre approach when working with you, always putting the client first. The therapies are always tailored to the individual which in turn suit their needs. I also offer the Following Psychological therapies:

The service covers a wide range of therapeutic and holistic approaches, which covers many areas like relationship counselling, panic attacks, stress, addiction therapy, bereavement, anxiety, depression and abuse. Sometimes our clients are not sure of the area of therapy they need or want to work in and may just want to talk in a safe environment without any advice or judgement. 

Once you make an appointment with us, we will invite you to come to our consulting rooms in Stockport, or video calls i.e. Skype, WhatsApp for an initial consultation with a therapist. This initial session is as much about the client, finding out who we are as a service and for us exploring what the particular issue is and how we going to approach it. For many new client, finding out who we are as a service for the first time is a massive task. So many clients need to be sure that the service we offer is the right one for them before agreeing to go any further with us.

There are no limits to how many sessions you need to sign up for. In our experience, some people will be able to support themselves after several sessions, while others might need a longer period. 


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First Practice
Dearalva counselling service
Bracondale House, 141, Buxton Road, Heaviley,

Issues often worked with

Bipolar disorder
Drug addiction
Personality disorders
Suicidal thoughts

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups



Addiction - £70

Couple Therapy Sessions - £65

Individual Sessions - £55

Students/Unemployed Sessions - £35

Training and qualifications

I am a trained therapist and currently registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.) and has over 20 years experience in the NHS. I hold :

Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling (level 6/ Degree Level),  

Diploma in Mental Health Studies,

Open University in Health and Social Care

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Social care, Level 4 in Social Work,

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) - Certificate

Laughter Yoga - Certificate

The Central Council of Physical Recreation - Community Sports Leaders Award

City and Guilds in Mental Health Level 3

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Basic Life Support Training

Other certificates in C.B.T, E.F.T, E.M.D.R, Smoking, Addiction, Weight, Mindfulness and General Wellness etc.

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy