Hi, I'm Emily - a Person-Centred Psychotherapist working in the centre of 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’. Therapy can help you reach a better understanding of yourself and gives you a safe 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 process 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, anger, relationship difficulties, feelings of ‘stuckness’, bereavement and other losses, concerns relating to sex and sexuality, low self-esteem, problems with work, forms of abuse, trauma and many others.
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. The most important thing is that you feel really listened to. Being fully heard, accepted and understood by a compassionate, non-judgemental other can be a deeply healing experience, and can lead to new ways of understanding yourself. Change often happens when you are able to listen to yourself and trust your process. 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.
As well as in private practice, I have worked for Mind, the Centre for Better Health and for Metanoia’s own counselling service, MCPS.
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 enhanced DBS certificate, am fully insured and my work is underpinned by regular clinical supervision.
Some CPD training I have undertaken includes the neuroscience of attachment, working with trauma, working with borderline personality disorder and working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
An initial session costs £30
Each session thereafter costs £40
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer some evenings and weekends
Types of client