Rob Radcliffe, BA, MPhil, PG DipCouns, Registered Member MBACP
07904 549 493 / 07904 549 493
Please note as I am often in sessions and unable to answer the phone, the best way to contact me is via email - if you send me your number and a convenient time to call I will get back to you asap, usually within a few hours. You can also send a text or leave voicemail on my mobile: 07904 549 493.
I am often very heavily subscribed with clients, if there is a particular reason you wish to see me, eg one of my specialisms, please mention this in any initial contact and I will do my best to accommodate you. Sometimes there may be a wait time but I will endeavour to see you as soon as I can.
I am a professional qualified counsellor, offering a confidential, safe and supportive environment to help you discuss your problems and concerns and find a way forward. I can help with a wide range of problems and offer highly effective therapy - many of my clients experience positive changes within 3-6 sessions, although I am happy to work on a longer term basis when required.
Counselling can help with a wide range of issues, and can lead to lasting change. I strongly believe in my approach as I have witnessed so many of my clients find their way forward and take steps towards a happier, more confident, more fulfilled life. I also use an NHS-approved assessment tool which provides evidence of the effectiveness of the counselling I offer in terms of improving wellbeing, functioning, and symptoms.
My personal philosophy is that we are all complex individuals with our own needs, but sometimes these needs get distorted as we try to fit in and be accepted by others, or we simply become lost in the “busyness” of our lives. Sometimes we experience problems, trauma or losses that are too much to cope with alone. I believe that given the right conditions and support we have the potential not only to survive the problems of our lives, but to learn to grow and flourish as human beings. I also believe people have the right to explore who they truly are, and I offer a space to do this safely and without judgement.
I am comfortable working with a wide range of people and issues, from everyday problems such as stress, worry, work and relationship issues, to anxiety, abuse and anger management. I have particular experience of loss and bereavement, self harm, sexuality, relationships and counselling for men. However, I see people as complex human beings rather than as a set of symptoms or issues, and seek to help you understand yourself and find your own way, as opposed to "treating" you. I am comfortable dealing with and discussing the big questions life throws at us - why are we here, how do we make sense of our lives in a complex and often scary world, how do we come to terms with our own mortality and fragility?
I work from a dedicated counselling room at my home 4 miles east of Manchester City Centre (M34 – M60 junction 24/M67 Junction 1A), and also offer counselling in central Manchester (Piccadilly, M1). I also offer counselling by email. My therapy room is upstairs, and is not accessible to people with some physical challenges, in such cases I will endeavour to make alternative arrangements (such as home visits if practical for me although please note there may be an additional cost for travel, or online video sessions if appropriate). Daytime and evening slots are available.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) which means I work to high ethical standards, and also carry professional indemnity and public liability insurance. I also receive regular supervision so you can rest assured that I am an ethical and effective practitioner. I undertake regular therapy myself and other self development work to ensure the quality of my self awareness and knowledge.
I have tried to give as much information as possible on this profile, but if you have any further questions please do contact me! As I may often be in sessions with clients I will not always be available to answer the phone, if you call leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. The best way to contact me initially is via email.
You can also find out more on my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA, (University of Wales Swansea), MPhil (Manchester).
Further Education Teaching Certificate (Tameside College).
CENTRA Introduction to Counselling (Tameside College)
Graduate Certificate in Counselling (University of Salford)
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Salford)
Certificate in Supervision (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, 2014)
I have experience of counselling within a local mental health charity, together with experience of therapeutic groupwork, therapeutic writing, and teaching of meditation and mindfulness. I have experience of time-limited counselling in the context of employee assistance programmes (eap) and have worked in community crisis support settings.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Therapeutic Writing, email counselling
£60 per one hour session. £35 per session discounts for students who need to undertake counselling as part of a recognised counselling course.
Email Counselling £40 per email.
Supervision £25 - 75 per hour/1.5 hours
First sessions are charged at my full rate, but include full assessment and paperwork etc, and generally last around 1.5 hours, giving us a chance to really get to know each other and resolve any questions and concerns before committing further the the process.
I offer kink aware counselling in Manchester city centre. I am LGBT and GSM affirmative and also welcome clients from the kink/BDSM and poly communities. I am affirming of sexual and gender minorities and alternative sexual lifestyles and practices such as polyamory, kink, swinging etc. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, polysexual, asexual, genderqueer, trans, kinky or other, I will not pathologise you or try to change who you are. I am a sex positive therapist and also sex worker positive, believing that all adult informed consensual expressions of sexuality are legitimate despite often not being accepted by mainstream society and policy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Person Centred Counselling Supervision in Manchester City Centre.View supervision profile