Hello, I specialise in working online and in person with adults who are struggling after one or more traumatic experiences, including those with Complex PTSD, in a safe manner that avoids re-traumatisation. I also work with the family members of those living with P.T.S.D. symptoms, to educate them about trauma and give them practical support. I offer a free 30-60 minute initial consultation so that you can meet me and ask any questions without obligation.
Your priorities may include: 'putting the past in the past'; coming to terms with your past; managing triggers, flashbacks and nightmares; exploring relationships with others (past and present); managing shame, anger, anxiety, depression and feeling overwhelmed; building confidence in yourself to make decisions and the boundaries to stand by them; becoming more sociable and living your authentic life.
I use a safe, trauma-aware, pragmatic, educational, empowering and solution-focused approach. Alone, traditional talking therapies can lead to re-traumatisation and trigger intensely uncomfortable states. Gentle, but powerfully effective, trauma-aware practices will mean you can heal without ever needing to go into the details of your trauma(s).
As an 'Integrative' therapist I draw on various disciplines to suit your needs. These may include Gestalt, CBT, Positive Psychology, Yoga Therapy, Self-Defence and Neurobiology, however, the underlying approaches are Humanistic and Person-Centred. I will also advise on practical Personal Safety measures if relevant.
I am a strong believer in team work and that together we will work out the best way for you to meet your therapy goals; safely, effectively and at your pace.
My aim is to empower you with knowledge and practical skills so that you will no longer need my support.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified & registered with the National Counselling Society
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Self-Defence Instructor Certificate - Combat Academy
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Somatic Trauma Training - Babette Rothschild
Healing Sexual Trauma: a Somatic & Attachment Approach – Peter Levine & Diane Poole Heller
Working with Nightmares & Dreams (PTSD focus) Advanced - Complex Trauma Therapists' Network (CTTN)
DID & Perpetrator Introject – Theres Fickl
More than Words: Bringing the Body into Therapy- Yoga Therapy Manchester
Working with Self-Harm & Suicide - Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)
Working with Nightmares & Dreams (PTSD focus) Basic - CTTN
Working with Complex Trauma - CTTN
Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice - PODS
I volunteer at Greater Manchester Rape Crisis which offers free counselling for women who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Partners and Loved Ones of those that have been abused / are living with PTSD
Personal Safety & Self-Defence
Vicarious and Secondary Trauma
Free initial in-person or online session
For prices and discounts please refer to my website https://get-therapy.co.uk/services
Mornings, Afternoons & Evenings
The further in advance you book the greater my flexibility.
Workplace Trauma - supporting organisations:
Group Information Workshop on Trauma & Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy
Do your staff members work with trauma?
I can provide education so that they can better support traumatised patients or clients.
I can offer education and skills training to prevent or manage vicarious or secondary trauma experienced by your staff members.
Has there been a potentially traumatic incident in your workplace?
I can support your employees to understand the potential impacts of trauma on their bodies and minds and teach them practical skills to manage and resolve them.
A discrete, well appointed and newly decorated therapy room in calming colours.
Perfectly located for those living and/or working in or near Manchester & Salford city centres.
Easily accessible via bus, tram and car.
Free, secure on-site and local roadside parking available.