If you're reading this it's possible things aren’t going the way you would like. Perhaps you're experiencing challenges in a relationship or struggling with anxiety, stress or depression. However difficult things might be right now, and whatever your situation, working with a qualified therapist may well play an important role in helping you through this time.
I'm a qualified BACP therapist based in South Manchester offering counselling and psychotherapy for people seeking change in their life.
How can therapy help me? All too often we take our mental health for granted until the day when we notice things aren’t quite right .... maybe in the form of panic attacks, low mood or routinely waking up in the middle of the night, anxiously thinking about the future or reliving past regrets or upsets. What many people don't realise is given the right conditions we're all susceptible to our thoughts and feelings effecting our well-being .... but the opposite is also true, and as they change so our mental health can as well.
What happens if I work with you? If you choose to work with me then I will seek to support you in learning more effective ways to manage the inevitable ups and downs that life brings. How we achieve this will depend on what a successful outcome looks like and what's standing in your way of achieving this. In practice this would involve us working to identify and let of go of your unhelpful coping strategies. As you become more comfortable with letting go of these strategies you'll gain greater access to your inner experience, leading to the alleviation of symptoms, the development of a more coherent sense of self, and the removal of internal barriers to leading the life that you want.
Fundamental to how I work is the building of a safe space in which you can explore healthier ways of dealing with life's challenges. You're at the heart of what we do, and rather than giving advice I’m here to help you find your way. And ultimately what happens is done together but the work is ultimately decided by you.
Can you tell me more about how you work? My practice is based on a leading edge approach called Intensive Short Term Dynamic Therapy (ISTDP). At its core ISTDP's aim is to help a person to experience previously denied emotions in order to heal. Clients find my practice is supported by my knowledge of anxiety and my qualities as a mindfulness teacher.
How do I find out more information? If you would like to explore working together then the best way to do this is by contacting me to arrange an initial and free of charge telephone consultation. You can then decide if you would like to arrange a meeting. Should you and I choose to work together then we would look to meet weekly at a regular time and day. My private practice is in West Didsbury and regular weekly sessions last 1 hour. Please email, text or call me for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
• Counselling Concepts
• Counselling Skills
• MA Counselling, University of Manchester
I'm a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) having met the strict standards required to be on the accredited register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
I am a member of a CORE training group for Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.
I am also a Mindfulness Teacher and design run stress / well-being courses for clients in the workplace and clinical settings.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Sessions cost £45 and last for 1 hour.
One of the best ways to find out if therapy may be helpful to you is to arrange an initial consultation. This way you can explore whether it is a way of working which feels beneficial. I offer an initial free and confidential 20 minute telephone consultation to see if we could work together.
Please note your personal details are treated with strictest confidence.
Please email, text or call me for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|