Alan Lynam MBACP
212A Burton Road
07540423109 / 07540423109
Life can be difficult and everybody experiences difficulties in their life, it’s normal to experience these. How you manage and respond to these difficulties can impact on your wellbeing and counselling and therapy can help you to work though what’s not working well in your life right now and speed up the process of helping you to feel better.
I’m originally from Cork in Ireland and am a counsellor/psychotherapist at the Didsbury Counselling and Therapy Centre. Helping my clients feel safe is of paramount importance to me as I am aware that for many of you coming to therapy is a new experience which you may find daunting. I will try my best to make you feel at ease and if you have any questions about the therapeutic process feel free to email me or ring me to discuss.
As a counsellor/therapist I have worked with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, sexuality, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness, search for meaning in life, stress, and confidence issues.
I've benefited from the fruits of my own personal psychotherapy when many years ago I sought therapy when I went through a personal crisis.
You may have a specific problem or issue which you need help and support with, you may feel somewhat "stuck" and unsure or just need to talk. At the initial consultation appointment you can discuss what it is that brings you to therapy; I can answer any specific questions you may have about the process and will explain more about my approach to us working together.
As a couples therapist I use Imago Relationship Therapy which is a highly effective form of relationship and couples therapy which has positively benefited couples throughout the world. I am currently under supervision of internatiallly recognised Imago Therapist Dr Sophie Slade.
Alongside my work as a psychotherapist I also work part time as an Independent Reviewing Officer where I advocate, support and review arrangements for children and young people in care.
I’ve vast experience of working with clients from the LGBT community.
Training, qualifications & experience
Proficient ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) therapist.
Certificate in therapeutic counselling.
Completed 4 Year training in Transactional Analysis.
MA Social Work
Diploma in community based guidance and support studies
I am a member of the United kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their code of ethics and professional conduct. I attend regular professional supervision and undertake regular Continuous Professional Development courses and training events to enhance my practice.
The therapy service I provide is fully insured and I have an enhanced DBS check.
I'm a social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I have delivered safeguarding training to multi agency professionals and volunteers working with children and young people. I've also delivered bespoke safeguarding training to counsellors and psychotherapists.
In addition, I've been a counsellor with the LGBT Foundation in Manchester for a few years and have and have vast experience of working with sexually diverse clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
I offer an initial consultation session (without commitment).This initial appointment is an opportunity for you to tell me what you’re looking for, ask me any questions you may have and for me to explain how I work as a therapist and together we can make a decision about working together going forward.
My fees are £45 (50mins) for individual therapy and £65 for couples therapy (60min duration).
If you would like to make an appointment or seek clarification on anything feel free to ring, email or text and I will get back to you. Please note I am not always available to answer the phone so please ensure you leave a voice message or email me to ensure that you get a direct and swift response back.
Evening appointments in Didsbury are from 4pm to 10pm on Monday's and Tuesday's.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday's and Tuesdays from 4pm to 10pm.
Types of client