Cherisse Amusa

Cherisse Amusa

Milton Hall
244 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 4BQ


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About me

About Me

I am a recently qualified Transactional Analysis Integrative psychotherapist.

During my early career I worked in various community settings with people with complex needs such as mental health, substance misuse and emotional difficulties.

I then went on to work as a Probation Officer with Greater Manchester.

Whilst working as a Probation Officer it sparked my interest in the use of therapeutic practices with my clients. Then in the last five years I decided to train to become a psychotherapist and during the last two years I have set up my own private practice.

During my psychotherapy training I also worked as a volunteer counsellor with African Caribbean Mental Health Service.

Initial Session

To begin with I offer free initial thirty minute session. I also offer an extended initial session at a charge of £10. This allows you to explore what has brought you to therapy. You will also get the opportunity to ask me questions and decide if I am the right therapist for you.

How often are the sessions?

50 minutes once a week during the initial weeks of therapy. I believe regular attendance promotes continuity but I am willing to consider working with people on a fortnightly basis. I review how therapy is going with my clients after six sessions. Long term therapy is considered as a period of more than 15 weeks and will be subject to negotiation.

How do I know if therapy is the right thing for me?

It is important to make the decision to enter therapy for yourself. An initial consultation will help you to decide what type of therapist you would like to work with and what you want out of therapy. Within the initial session we will be getting to know each other in order to establish rapport.  During therapy you will have the time and space to explore and review the experience of working with me and decide whether you want to continue.

Feel free to contact me and ask any questions that will help you decide whether you want to book a session with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (2019)
  • Personality Disorder KUF – Knowledge & Understanding Framework
  • Level 1 (2012)
  • Diploma in Criminal Justice & Probation Studies (2011)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Drug Use and Addictions (2007)

Member organisations



I require 48 hours notice for cancellations. You will be charged the full fee if cancellation is at short notice.

I offer a sliding scale in terms of my fees and have a few low cost therapy slots for people on low incomes. Fees range from £25 to £45 and my therapy room is based on Deansgate, Manchester City Centre. I accept payments in Cash or Bank Transfer. Payments to be made on the day of session.

Further information

I enjoy using Creative Approaches in my therapy with clients. I also have a keen interests in themes that explore identity, culture and belonging within a therapeutic setting.

I am a qualified reiki practitioner.

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, I am registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office, Registration No. ZA688969

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M3 4BQ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Monday 6-9pm

Tuesdays 9-9pm

Wednesday 6-9pm

Thursday 6-9pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme