Bodywise Natural Heallth Centre
Manchester Buddhist Centre
16 -20 Turner Street
Northern Quarter Of Manchester
Alastair Stewart member of the UK Association for Humanistic Practitioners
I work within a 10 minute walk of Lancaster and Manchester Piccadilly rail stations, I also work a little in central Kendal.
I am a certified Hakomi therapist and supervisor, offering mindfulness based body psychotherapy and counselling. I have 20 years experience working with people suffering emotional difficulties, 13 of these in constant supervised psychotherapeutic practice.
My website www.mindinthebody.co.uk
I think there are loads of websites and blogs on this directory and everywhere explaining what counselling is. My guess you have come to a conclusion that you need the support of another person to make sense of things you may feel stuck with, through personal history or current relationship troubles, or their absence! There is a chance it’s got pretty difficult to have to go and pay for the privilege of being listened too!
Getting my hands mucky…
Firstly I think having therapy is bloody difficult, and can take a bit of time to appreciate how noisy our inner voices can be!
I am not a therapist that just listens reflects back parrot what the client is saying and hangs out in long silences. I want to get to know you, challenge you to be freer and hold your head up to this precipice of life and dive into your world…
If you’re depressed lets go there, if you are on the edge of leaving lets look at what that might look like, if you want to kick some habits lets look at what they are trying to mask…
Supervision… I studied how to supervise with Jenny Biancardi and Rima Handley… Jenny’s training was integrative and very experiential fostering an interest in the dream state and how we sculpture our experience… She studied with Carl Rogers in La Jola CA in the 1970’s.. My supervisees find me dynamic, as I encourage the use of self as a vital role in understanding the client therapist relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cert, in person-centred counselling
Cert in Adolescent Counselling
Diploma Humanistic Counselling
Certified Hakomi Therapist
Certified Supervisor 2008
BA Hons Philosophy
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Human beings small and big.
£50 – £25 sliding scale per hourly session,
£25 to participate in the self-study groups, usually 2.5 hour duration.
Father/ parenting issues
Childbirth – delivered my kids
Nervous somatic disorders
Work related stress
Mental health issues
Life Transitions/ existential spiritual.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|