Danny Porter UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist
North West England
Manchester Gestalt Centre
7 Norman Road
0161 257 2202 / 07733 125528
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and gestalt psychotherapist with over 25 years of therapy service in the Manchester community. I offer individual, couple and group therapy. I am registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I work at the Manchester Gestalt Centre in Fallowfield.
Gestalt therapy is an active, lively and creative approach to living more effectively.
Gestalt therapy is creative and experimental and challenges and supports the person to look at and expand their potential through becoming more aware of how they get or don’t get, their needs met in their lives. Gestalt has an experiential approach to counselling and psychotherapy which aims to help the individual discover their own ways to manage difficulties and live more effectively. Gestalt has many different influences and strands and works with the body as well as with the mind. It is an approach to therapy which looks at how a person can function more effective in the present moment in order to get their individual needs met. Gestalt therapy emphasises developing a better way of relating to ourselves, others and the wider environment and is a therapy which explores many life issues including: relationship problems, stress, anger, anxiety, depression, sexuality, work issues, confidence, low self esteem and bereavement.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Grad Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy GPTI accredited 2002
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling Manchester 1988
Experience in working with individuals, couples and groups.
I have over 25 years of experience working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
As well as working with individuals I also have a lot of experience working with couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties.
I have been running a gestalt therapy group for 4 years now and am starting a new two day advanced therapy group which will meet 3 times a year.
I am an experienced trainer offering courses such as Introduction to Gestalt, Essential Gestalt, Working with Anger, Working with Groups, Bereavement etc.
I also supervise a number of counsellors in the work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Group therapy - gestalt group therapy. Develop your awareness and self in a group therapy setting. Get feedback from others. Learn to be more confident in groups. Help facilitate other people working on themselves. Learn from others. Try out some creative experiments to develop your understanding and learn new behaviours.
My basic fee is from £50.00
I offer some concessions
The session is 50 minutes long
Tuesday evening therapy group 7 - 9 £25.00
I also run weekend therapy groups. Contact me for further information.
Before embarking on a course of therapy it is important to have an initial session in order to experience working with each other, this is paid for. Towards the end of this session we can then discuss how it went and whether we think counseling/psychotherapy would work between us.
I can offer a limited number of weekly sessions, minimum 6, or open ended weekly sessions where we do the therapy and regularly review how it is going but have no set number of sessions in mind.
I can offer a limited number of reduced places so please enquire about these if you feel you cannot afford the full fee.
I offer individual, couple and group psychotherapy and counselling. I also offer supervision to other counselling and psychotherapy practitioners.
I run a weekly Tuesday evening gestalt therapy group. Working in a group can be an enriching experience whereby clients get to know and learn from each other and get feedback on their behaviours in an environment of challenge and support to explore their life issues. In a group it is safe to try out new ways of behaving and to share thoughts and feelings that may be difficult to share in day to day life. Group therapy often helps with developing more confidence and increasing self esteem.
I am also running a 2 day advanced therapy group which meets 3 times a year.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My practice is day time and evening. Please contact me to find current availability. I can also work flexibility with people who have a changing availability.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I am an experienced supervisor with over 15 years working in the field.View supervision profile