Annette Knowles (UKCP Accredited) Mindfulness-based psychotherapy
07792 545 667
I offer affordable mindfulness-based psychotherapy in central and south Manchester, where I work one to one with clients on a wide range of issues. I offer a free initial session, where we meet in person. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions and decide whether psychotherapy could be helpful for you.
Many people face difficulties and challenges in their lives at one time or another. Perhaps you feel anxious or depressed. Maybe you feel unable to deal with changes in your life, such as losing a job, or a difficult relationship. Or it could be that you are struggling with self critical thoughts or with memories of things that have happened to you in the past. Perhaps you are finding it hard to stop behaving in ways that are harming you and/or your relationships with others.
Like many people you may also feel that you have to cope alone because those around you don't really understand how things are for you. But psychotherapy can give you someone to talk to about anything you want, someone who will listen to how things are for you without judgement and support you in restoring your sense of well being.
As we both listen and pay attention to your experience you may discover how things that happened in the past may be influencing how you feel and behave now. You may find that your feelings and emotions naturally start to change and that old patterns of behaviour gradually drop away to be replaced by more positive ways of relating to yourself and other people. You may also find that you have a fuller sense of who you really are and greater confidence in your own clarity, creativity and kindness.
I am strongly committed to finding a way for us to work together that feels right for you. If appropriate, this will include supporting you in your sexual or gender identity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute. I am accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their ethical standards. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I currently see clients privately although I have previously worked as an honorary psychotherapist in an NHS mental health trust. I work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, anger, obsessive and compulsive behaviour, bipolar affective disorder and complex post traumatic stress disorder.
As well as practising as a psychotherapist I have worked in a variety of organisations. I am very aware of the stress that any of us can face in our relationships, in our jobs and through unemployment. I have meditated on a regular basis for over 15 years and my own minfulness practice is an important part of my life.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I operate a sliding scale of costs so what you pay would be related to your income starting at £35 if you earn under £20,000 a year.
Mindfulness means paying attention to our experience - our thoughts, our emotions and the sensations in our body - with interest, kindness and without judgement.
This video from Mindfulnet.org briefly describes what mindfulness is and how it can be used.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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In Manchester city centre I offer appointments Mon and Tues, 3pm-9pm, and Fri, midday-7pm. In Hale I offer appointments Mon and Tues, 8am-1pm, and all day Wed and Thurs (8am-8.30pm).