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Marie Naughton UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor, CTA, TSTA

Manchester, M21
07988 632721 07988 632721 Registered / Accredited

About me

I'm a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist with many years experience of helping people to make changes in their lives. I've had a counselling practice in Manchester since 1996.

Over the past 20+ years I've worked with people facing a wide variety of personal issues - see the list below for some examples of the kind of experiences I can help you with. An initial meeting with me lasting around 20 minutes is free of charge.

You might decide to come to counselling to address experiences which hold you back from fully enjoying and living life in the way you'd like. This could be connected to present-day personal matters or work-related problems. Maybe the difficulties date back to earlier trauma which still causes you distress or has a negative impact on your relationships.

Counselling gives you time and opportunity to reflect on how you want to make changes in your life and do this with support, instead of on your own.

In addition to counselling adults, I have over thirty years' experience of working with young people. Until recently I ran a counselling service in an inner-city high school.

I'm an experienced and qualified supervisor of counsellors and therapists, including those who specialise in supporting children and young people. I contribute to counsellor training programmes in the UK and abroad.

I'm registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I abide by their code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
  • Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA)
  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor
  • BA (Hons)
  • MA
  • PGCE
  • PG Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
  • PG Diploma in Ethnicity and Race Studies
  • Level One Narrative Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Transactional analysis


I don't charge for a short preliminary consultation lasting about 20 minutes. This gives us the opportunity to meet and discuss what you're hoping to gain from counselling, and how I may be able to help.

My fee for further sessions (50 minutes) is £50 per session.

Supervision for psychotherapists/counsellors and trainee therapists - £50 per hour.

Further information

I've written about therapeutic work with young people in 'The Adult Is Parent To The Child' (ed. Keith Tudor, Russell House), and in The Transactional Analyst.
I've written about equality and diversity issues in the Transactional Analysis Journal (TAJ).


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Supervision available

Marie Naughton UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor, CTA, TSTA

Marie Naughton UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor, CTA, TSTA