Rob Manners - MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy. UKCP Reg. SPTI Mem.
Foxhall Road (off Gregory Boulevard)
Hi, I’m Rob and I’m a qualified and UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor from Nottingham, UK.
People from all different backgrounds and circumstances might choose counselling to help make sense of issues going on in their personal lives; it could be due to a very specific issue or it could be that you are generally struggling to cope from day to day.
Sometimes the support around us doesn't feel enough - even from those with the best intentions! - and it can help to get some confidential, unbiased support from a counsellor.
Whatever your issue is, if it causing you problems, stress, worry of panic, then nothing is unworthy of being listened to. There might even be things which seem incredibly embarrassing or socially unacceptable to talk about openly (even with those closest to us) - this is where counselling can really help to make sense of things in our own heads and start tackling some of that shame.
Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, it may be one of the most best choices you could ever make.
My Counselling Approach
I am primarily trained in what’s known as ‘Person-Centred’ psychotherapy and counselling, which basically means I believe in forming a professional relationship based on acceptance, empathic understanding, genuineness and trust (and hopefully some humor too!).
However, I am not into just 'sitting and nodding' therapy. It is often the case that many issues require revisiting past relationships with parents/family or caregivers for example, to make sense of relationship and/or behaviour patterns in the present. Or there might be a call for a more practical approach, where sitting down and co-creating a plan of action might be more appropriate.
The key factor is that we work together, with you very much navigating which direction we go with my guidance.
The Counselling Environment
I currently hire a private counselling room from Foxhall Lodge (although I am moving location at the end of March, so feel free to enquire about this with me).
There is a free visitors car park (near the visitors entrance), however spaces are very limited. Alternatively there is free parking on Gregory Boulevard nearby, or there is the free park-and-ride car park (near the Forest tram stop) which is only a short walk away.
Feel free to contact me either by phone, text or email (if I don't answer please feel free to leave a voicemail). We can arrange an initial consultation to briefly discuss the issues you are facing and establish if I am the right person for you to be working with or not.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in ‘Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling’ having trained and qualified with the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) in 2015. I am a fully accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP).
I currently work 4 days a week at the University of Nottingham Counselling Service and have been there for over 2 years. I have previously worked in a multi-disciplinary NHS hospital environment as a counsellor for almost 3 years providing long-term psychotherapy for individuals with serious chronic health conditions (primarily diabetes).
Students are my primary client group and I have a lot of experience working in the areas with issues such as anxiety, depression, perfectionism and procrastination - as well as drug and alcohol issues, LGBT and cultural identity issues. I have worked with clients from all across the globe and met some absolutely fantastic individuals along the way (and hope to meet many more!).
I also have a history of working with people on the Autistic spectrum (ASD/ASC). I previously worked as a support worker until 2013 for East Midlands Autism (previously Nottingham Regional Society for Adults and Children with Autism/ NORSACA) and my younger brother also a diagnosis of Autism (so lots of personal experience too!).
It is my opinion that emotional support for parents, siblings and other family members of autistic individuals is still under-acknowledged, and this is an area I am passionate about supporting.
My areas of experience include, but is not limited to:
- Clients with Diabetes and other lifelong health conditions
- Student counselling
- Autism and Aspergers
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Childhood Sex Abuse
- Suicidal thoughts and/or ideation
- Anxiety and Depression
- Relationship issues
- Transpersonal, Spiritual and Existential issues
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Standard Session (50 minutes): £40 per session - (I charge a lower rate of £10 for initial consultations)
Student Rates: £30 per session (£10 for Initial Consultation).
For unemployed individuals, I may be able to negotiate some brief work at a significantly reduced rate dependant on availability; contact me for more information.
I accept payments in cash, cheque or (preferably) bank transfer.
I will work with individuals who have a diagnosis of 'significant mental health issues' (e.g. Schizophrenia, Bipolar) and/or diagnosed Personality Disorders, so long as there is a treatment plan in place and/or the condition is currently stable/managed.
During consultations, I will enquire about this information and any existing or historical support you have received. If during a consultation these issues are identified, I may offer to make a referral to your GP (with your consent), or signpost to more appropriate services to ensure your care and safety.
I do not work with couples as I am not trained to facilitate couples therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Call, text or email to enquire about availability - I am quite limited at the moment and Thursdays are usually my private practice day. Please be aware I will be relocating venue soon.
Types of client