Alan Lynam MBACP
212A Burton Road
07540423109 / 07540423109
Originally from Cork, Ireland, I now practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist at Didsbury Counselling and Therapy Centre. Helping my clients feel safe is of paramount importance to me as I am aware that for many coming to therapy is a new experience which you may find daunting. I will try my best to make you feel at ease and if you have any questions about the therapeutic process feel free to email me or ring me to discuss.
As a counsellor/psychotherapist I have worked with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, sexuality, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness, search for meaning in life, stress, and confidence issues.
I've benefited from the fruits of my own personal psychotherapy when many years ago I sought personal psychotherapy when I went through a personal crisis.
You may have a specific problem or issue which you need help and support with, you may feel somewhat "stuck" and unsure or just need to talk. At the initial consultation appointment you can discuss what it is that brings you to therapy; I can answer any specific questions you may have about the process and will explain more about my approach to us working together.
Alongside my work as a psychotherapist I also work part time as an Independent Reviewing Officer where I advocate, support and review arrangements for children and young people in care.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in therapeutic counselling.
MA Social Work
BA Social Science
Diploma in community based guidance and support studies
I am a member of the United kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their code of ethics and professional conduct. I attend regular professional supervision and undertake regular Continuous Professional Development courses and training events to enhance my practice.
The therapy service I provide is fully insured and I have an enhanced DBS check.
I'm a social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I deliver safeguarding training to multi agency professionals and volunteers working with children and young people. I've previously delivered bespoke safeguarding training to counsellors and psychotherapists.
In addition, I'm a counsellor with the LGBT Foundation in Manchester and I have previously been a therapist with the counselling and family centre in Altrincham.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
I offer an initial consultation session (without commitment).This initial appointment is an opportunity for you to tell me what you’re looking for, ask me any questions you may have and for me to explain how I operate as a therapist and together we can make a decision about working together going forward.
My fees are £40 per therapeutic hour (50mins) for individual therapy and £50 for couples therapy.
If you would like to make an appointment please ring me or email me to arrange.
Evening appointments are from 4pm to 10pm on Monday's and Tuesday's. Limited availability outside these times may be arranged. Contact me with your requirements and I can discuss further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday's and Tuesdays from 4pm to 10pm. Availability outside these times is limited but may be facilitated, please contact to discuss your requirements.
Types of client