John Cotterill - COSRT Accredited, MBACP Registered
I am a Relate trained and qualified Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist with 20 years experience working with couples and individuals. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Member of COSRT College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.
Over the last 20 years, I have worked successfully within the Greater Manchester area working with individuals and couples from many diverse and vibrant cultures.
How can counselling help?
We are all, at sometime in our lives, in a Relationship. It could be an intimate one with a partner or spouse; how we relate to a family member or friend, the way we relate with a manager or work colleague and most importantly the relationship we have with ourselves. What these relationships all share is the potential to be rewarding and fulfilling, they can also be problematic and confusing. The way in which we relate to ourselves can make us feel anxious, depressed, shameful or be the source of low self esteem, therefore the way we feel about ourselves can in turn affect the way we relate to and with others.
Although family and friends can help it may be limited and emotionally charged, at these times it can be useful to relate to a professional who can offer a safe and confidential space to work in.
How can I help?
I can offer professional counselling on a wide range of issues to help identify, resolve or manage problems relating to;
- Sexual difficulties
- Communication/conflict issues
- Divorce and Separation
- Life stage and life changes
- Aftermath of Affair
- A loss of intimacy
- Re-constructed families
- Affects of childhood abuse
- Pregnancy and impact of new baby
- Work stress/Bullying at work
- Anxiety and Depression
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma - University of Manchester
- Post Graduate Diploma - Psychosexual Therapy - University of Hull
- Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy Relate
- Certified Couples Counsellor Relate
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My consulting rooms are in a discreet location in city centre Manchester. Excellent transport links and near by parking.