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UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2

About me

Hi, I'm Emily (she/they) and I'm a UKCP-registered Person-Centred Psychotherapist working in Manchester.

At some point, most of us will find it hard to make sense of ourselves, our relationships or what’s happening around us. There may be something we know is hurting, or it may be a more general feeling of being stuck and dissatisfied with life. Therapy can help you reach a better understanding of yourself and gives you a safer space to discover and develop more satisfying ways of living. In therapy we can explore, together, where you’ve been, where you are right now, and where you hope to move forwards to. Therapy can help you get back in touch with yourself and make sense of challenging emotions. Getting to this page suggests that you are already aware of wanting something about yourself or your life to be different. The next step is to find a therapist you feel comfortable with.

Some of the issues I have helped people with include anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, relationship difficulties, feelings of ‘stuckness’, losses in all their forms, low self-esteem, concerns with work, forms of abuse, trauma, and many others. My practice is welcoming, inclusive and LGBTQ+ affirming. 

My approach

The essence of my approach is to work with you in a warm, supportive, non-judgmental and confidential relationship that can enable you to find your own way towards a more satisfying way of living.  For me, therapy is about nurturing personal growth rather than ‘fixing’ something that is ‘broken’. I view therapy as being in the same category as eating well or going to the gym - something you do to maintain and take good care of yourself.

You will be welcome, as you are, with whatever may be bringing you to therapy.

What happens in a therapy session?

What is brought to therapy is different for everyone. I will be guided by you, and we will work together at exploring your concerns at a pace you find comfortable. Being fully heard, accepted and understood can be a deeply healing experience, and can lead to new ways of understanding yourself. Change often happens when you are able to really listen to and trust yourself. Therapy does not have the answers, but it is a place where answers can be found.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MSc in contemporary Person-Centred psychotherapy and applications from Metanoia Institute, Ealing.

I have been practicing as a therapist since 2014.  As well as in private practice, I have worked as a therapist for Mind in Tower Hamlets, the Centre for Better Health and for Metanoia’s own counselling service, MCPS. In these services I have worked with a diverse range of clients presenting with a variety of mental health issues. Prior to training as a therapist I volunteered as a Samaritan. 

I am registered member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) – the professional association for psychotherapists in UK and I abide by their ethical standards. I hold a current DBS certificate, am fully insured and my work is underpinned by regular clinical supervision.

I am committed to enhancing my practice and experience with regular CPD (continuing professional development). This includes supervision, attending workshops and additional training, keeping up to date with the latest developments in the field and attending personal development groups. Some recent additional training I have undertaken includes working with gender diverse clients, working with shame, working with identity-based trauma, the neuroscience of attachment and working with addictions. Additionally, I have undertaken substantial additional training in working online in response to Covid-19.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in how paid employment and work impact our sense of self, and have worked alongside many clients who are experiencing challenges at work, or who are reconsidering their relationship with work.


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer some concessionary spaces at a slightly reduced rate, however these are currently full. 

Further information

I currently have no spaces for concessionary rates.

St Anns Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Emily Adams

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