Julia Reissmann MA Couns, PG Cert Hypnosis, Cert Group Analysis, BACP Memb
People come to counselling for a number of reasons: as a way of exploring or managing feelings and thoughts, relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety and depression, or just a sense that you want things to be different in how you experience life.
Counselling offers an opportunity for you to explore your past and present experiences through building a trusting counselling relationship. I work in an integrative way using ideas from different schools of psychotherapy that can incorporate slightly different ways of working dependant on the client's needs.
Sometimes this will involve a short number of sessions such as 5 or 6, and at other times, the therapy may involve working for longer term in order for you to make more deep rooted changes in yourself or your life.
There are many types of counselling and psychotherapy and each therapist will work in their own individual way. For me, it is important to work in a collaborative way, and I describe myself as a relational and humanistic therapist. This means that I seek to be present as a human being in a safe and steady way, but at the same time, work with the understanding that things that happen in the therapy can be a reflection of what is going on in your life, or of your previous experiences. It can therefore be a place to explore new and different ways of being. In practice this means a balance of focus between the things brought from your life and past experiences, together with what is happening in the present moment.
Training, qualifications & experience
have a Masters in integrative counselling from Manchester University, a Certifcate in Group Analysis and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy. I am a humanistic, relational therapist but use aspects of other models such as attachment and Compassion Focused Therapy, bringing together techniques from hypnotherapy, mindfulness and psycho-education. Being an integrative therapist means integrating different ways of working for the benefit of clients.
I am a member of the BACP and work within its ethical framework and this includes my own regular supervision, therapy and continuous professional development. As well as working privately, I also work within the NHS as a counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor.
I have over 30 years experience of working with people in the public and voluntary sectors. I have worked with vulnerable people, from homelessness to substance misuse. I was a midwife for 18 years, mostly in a community setting and including as a specialist in mental health and drug/alcohol use, and working within the Sure Start program. I have a particular interest in birth trauma and use the Rewind technique for reprocessing traumatic memories as part of the therapeutic work.
I welcome clients from different backgrounds and cultures. LGBTQ+ friendly.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 in Deansgate and £40 in Chorlton
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work privately on Mondays and Fridays