About me

Hello ..

As your therapist, I offer you a supportive, confidential and comfortable environment to explore whatever you need to talk through.  In working together towards a meaningful change, I will integrate a combination of my professional trainings and experience, with a psychosocial/humanistic approach to bring a lasting resolution to that which is challenging you.  Wrapped within a client focused framework, I offer you a relationship of transparency, maturity, integrity and trust.

Sometimes what is desired to change, feels outside of our own cognitive awareness. Believing that “No One approach works for EVERYone,” for positive effectiveness I feel it is important to provide a flexible approach, and custom my adaptable professional skills set to suit your requirements, supporting you to gain a clearer understanding of what underpins your conflict and how to take charge of it.    

Endorsing my private therapy practice, is the fusion of 14 years professional work experience and continuing training.   As well as a Coordinator of a Mental Health Crisis Service, my employed and self employed positions as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist are anchored in reputable organisations and services - such as The NHS, Rape Crisis Services, Private Health and EAP Services, across which I have provided therapeutic support for both familiar and complex issues - of work related stress, bereavement, sexual behaviour issues, CPTSD, childhood sexual/ritualistic abuse, anxiety and dissociative disorders …

As I continue to work with these presentations, it is my work ethic to engage a maintainable client base, so my clients can be assured of receiving the attention required of their therapy journey,  both in and outside of session time.  My profile is here to give you an insight of me as a professional therapist and my approach to this role, for which I encourage a ‘collaborative working together philosophy.’

Other therapy approaches:

Windy Dryden’s ‘Single Session Therapy’ (a very linear approach to a single issue. 3 interactions of 30’, 45’ and 15’, completed within 5 days - 'provides support at the point of need')

Penny Parks’ ‘Inner Child TherapyPICT (a 'directed' flexible model, using methodologies of TA, NLP, Visualisation & SFT.   PICT is a resolution therapy, and supports varied complex/clear cut client presentations.  An assessment is undertaken to reflect suitability.   Session times are longer.  On completion of the ‘model’ a takeaway personalised workbook is provided; www.ppfoundation.org for further reading)

and .. ‘Complex Sexual Behaviours

Enquiry session/initial consultation:

As the therapeutic relationship is one in which you are investing with me.  It is necessary that I recognise what you want from your therapy journey so we don't waste the valued time you are putting in to yourself.  The 'first enquiry/initial consultation’ session can be anxiety provoking .. though I hope here, you can establish if this is where you want to be.  It is an evaluation of what is currently impacting you, how you got to this point and what outcome you want from therapy.  It is an opportunity to ask the questions you have, and to learn if what insights and approaches I have to offer will work for you.  Whether you are familiar to Counselling therapy, have none or little experience, my interest is in learning how I can best serve what outcome you want - which is an ongoing goal of our work together.

For this initial 50 minute interaction, I would invite you to the practice for an In Person appointment, however, if you'd prefer, we can do this via Zoom or over the Telephone.  This intial session/consultation is engaged for a reduced fee and does not put us into an Agreement.  I would hope you will gain a true reflection of what working together would be like to support your decision when searching for the right therapist for you.  As with any client relationship, there is no expectation for you to further your therapy.

To arrange this more personalised  consultation session in our diaries, I invite you to text me directly on .. 07766 200 100 or email via Counselling Directory  (always check your Junk folder for the reply too)

The length of time an individual will want of therapy is determined by what you are seeking and if you want your therapy to be ongoing or intermittent?   These factors shape the process and achievement of your desired outcome.

(please read information on fees below)

What suits you .. and where to find me:

I continue to offer Zoom and Telephone interactions.  Face to face clients would meet at my independent practice situated conveniently close to the City centre of Manchester, has local tram stops within walking distance, provides full wheelchair access and gated car parking.  The environment is comfortable and safe and conforms to the latest Covid safety guidelines.  

Hope this information has been helpful .. 

Kindest regards

DEAPsychotherapy (..an investment in you:))

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Training, qualifications & experience

Further to be added

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inner Child Therapy                                                                                                     Critical Incident - Workplace Intervention                                                                      Employment Assistance - Workforce Counselling/Psychotherapy Services.          Mediation                                                                                                            Complusive Sexual Behaviour                                                                       Risk/Offending Behaviour

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Couples/Relationship Therapy  please contact to discuss and receive further details

Enquiry Session/Initial Consultation  - £40 (minimum of 50 mins)

Reduced fees for Seniors, Students and Key-workers please contact me

Student studies where personal therapy is a course requirement and a long term commitment is the understanding:   please contact me sharing the course you are studying

Private Counselling/Psychotherapy ..

Weekly into bi-weekly therapy sessions - £55 

Single/as & when sessions of 1hr - £65 

PICT is a bespoke intervention and can be engaged on a ‘Quick Change’ pathway; example of 20hrs over a 7 day period, to the minimum of 1.5hrs per week. Suitability/preference of client delivery for PICT would be discussed during the required individual assessment (=90’)

Sexual Behaviour Intervention Therapy please enquire to discuss your needs and fees

Any further questions you may have - please make contact

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekly practice sessions Oct - March 

Mon/Wed/Friday - 08:00 - 19:00 
Tues/Thurs -  Flexible days
Saturday -  08:00 - 16:30
Sunday -  10:00 - 15:30

Please enquire for current availability 

Further information

I am qualified to support Critical Incident Debriefs in the workplace

Quenby Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

Gated car park. Two central tram stations in very close proximity. Public transport and rail services close by.

Online platforms

Zoom