Miranda Blake Diploma TA Psychotherapy MBACP
Manchester Institute For Psychotherapy
454 Barlow Moor Road
As a therapist I believe we all have unique abilities and the potential to solve our own issues, we just need support to remember that sometimes. When life throws hard times our way, or when we feel we're going round and round in a hamster's wheel, we can easily forget our own power and feel overwhelmed or powerless; stuck, at the mercy of events. Psychotherapy can be supportive in helping you resolve difficult feelings, gain a clearer understanding of your problems and chart a compassionate way through them.
I have a wide range of experience of working with people in the the public and private sectors and have run my own practice successfully for over nine years. My early career was as a University Lecture in the Humanities and later as a treatment worker in a Drug and Alcohol Service, before training in counselling and psychotherapy. Following my real passion has been rewarding and satisfying on many levels and I am committed to supporting that in others.
Over a twenty year span I have worked with people and the families of those experiencing various addictions, both in formal and voluntary settings and while I know this area well my interests and expertise go much wider than dependencies alone. We all have relationships with many things - people, places and things, in our present and our past. Having these relationships work well for us, getting things straightened out, is vital to our feeling good about ourselves.
I offer appointments in Chorlton and Stockport, both in easily accessible locations. If you want to see whether I'm going to be the right therapist for you give me a call for an informal discussion.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Addictions specialist at The Bridgewater Hospital Mind Body and Spirit clinic
Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards
MA Applied Social Studies
BA Hons Humanities
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£45 per hour for individual sessions
£50 for couples
Supervision and training rates on application.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer appointments between the hours of 9am and 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|