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Certified By: BACP
From: Dearalva Counselling service, Bracondale House, 141, Buxton Road, Heaviley. Stockport, United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Via Skype, Secure Video Call, Secure Text Chat, Via Phone, In-Person
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Abuse, Addiction, Affairs, Anger, Anxiety, Body dysmorphia, Conduct Disorders, Depression, Development disorders, Dissociative disorders, Eating, Education, Family, Fertility, Grief, Health, HIV / AIDS, Identity, LGBTQ, Mood, Obsessive compulsive disorders, Paraphilias, Personality disorders, Premenstrual syndrome, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Self - Esteem, Sexual difficulties, Sleep concerns, Somatic, Stress, Trauma, Unemployment, Work
Target Age Group: Teenager, Adult, Me and my partner
Therapist Since: 2001

About Me

My name is Alva Spencer, I am the director of dearalva the Psychological therapy and counselling service. I am currently based in the ​​​​Greater Manchester area as a therapist, delivering face to face sessions, video calls and private phone calls.

I completed my Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills Level 6 course at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2007. I am also registered member of the BACP.​​​​​​​​​


My Experience

I have over 20 years experience within the NHS, where I have carried out a number of psychological assessments, couple therapy and group therapy. I am passionate about  my approaches to many types of therapies. I  do deliver a person centre approach, CBT or a number of different styles of therapy when working with you, always putting the client and the therapeutic relationship first. The therapies are always tailored to the individual’s needs.

I also offer the Following Psychological therapies:
Phobias Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Art Therapy, Addiction Therapy, Weight, Stress and Anxiety, PTSD, Bereavement, Counselling, CBT, Group therapy, Play therapy, Depression, Confidence, Family therapy, Relationships, Couple therapy, Self esteem, Mental health, Anger Therapy, Smoking, Psychotherapy, Identity, Mindfulness, also Face to Face, Emails, Letters, Skype and Phone calls.

My Approach

My approach towards treating my clients is a combination of counselling, CBT and complimentary therapy which collectively helps in bringing that much needed mental and physical balance, irrespective of what kind of psychological issues you are facing. I aim to revive my clients from the current positions in their lives, and channelizing their negative energy to its way out in a well coordinated manner. It helps bring in the much needed harmony in their lives.