Julia Reissmann MA Couns, PG Cert Hypnosis, Cert Group Analysis, BACP Memb

Julia Reissmann  MA Couns, PG Cert Hypnosis, Cert Group Analysis, BACP Memb



07486 995622

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07486 995622

About me

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.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Birth trauma

Existential issues


I charge £45 in Deansgate and £40 in Chorlton

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M3
Manchester, M21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I work privately on Mondays and Fridays