Freddi Manson - Counselling Individuals and Couples
Couple Counselling - All couples experience difficulties in their relationship at some point. There are times when some expert input is needed to help shift you through a stuck position. I am here to facilitate a deeper understanding of what is happening in your relationship, to support, improve and enrich - to find a different way for you to relate to each other.
Couples counselling can be a valuable way of looking at any difficult issues you are experiencing in your relationship and gaining new perspective. I am also here to help facilitate your sexual and intimate lives together if this has become an issue for you as a couple - I have considerable expertise in facilitating this part of the couple relationship.
I can help you to break the cycle of anger and resentment destroying your relationship, whilst also increasing your understanding of each other. This new understanding can lead you to a more harmonious and loving relationship with improved communication and a joint vision for the future - it could also help pave the way to a more amicable ending if that is what you decide.
Individual counselling - Part of being human is that we experience concerns at some point in our lives. Mostly we can deal with these difficulties on our own or with the help and support from friends and family. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by negative feelings or we feel stuck in patterns of behaviour we believe we are powerless to change. We may feel very alone with our complicated thoughts and feel trapped by our lives.
As your counsellor I will provide a safe space for you to express yourself and your concerns. I will help you to understand yourself more fully and empower you to make choices leading to a happier and more fulfilled you. I am impartial and have no agenda for your life other than what you want for yourself.
I will provide unbiased, consistent support where your well-being is my priority.
I am a qualified counsellor with over twenty years' experience of therapy with individuals and couples of all ages, ethnicity and life-styles. You are my priority during each session we spend together. I offer a quiet, safe space where you are listened to fully. I offer you time, integrity and respect.
Expert, discreet, confidential support.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post graduate Diploma in Counselling (Dip Couns) Bristol University
Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
Diploma in Stress Management
Couple counselling Diploma
BA in The History of Art
On-going regular supervision of work.
13 years' experience of Stress Management in the corporate environment.
20 years' experience of counselling Fertility optimisation.
Kinergy counselling service working with survivors of sexual abuse.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Stress Management Counselling
Most of my client sessions are online, although some face to face sessions are now possible with appropriate Covid19 measures in place. Please call or email to check availability.
I started my working life as a nurse in London (The Royal Free). I have a BA hons in The History of Art specialising in works of Art on Paper (Camberwell College of Art). I have worked as a Stress Management Consultant with a recruitment agency for 13 years in the corporate environment. I worked as a complementary therapist specialising in Fertility and have helped many women to achieve their dream of becoming a mother over the past 20 years. My counselling training was at Bristol University in 2003-2005 and I trained as a Couples Counsellor in 2010. I am a Registered member of the BACP.
As well as Couples and Individuals, my practice includes same sex couples, siblings and friends experiencing problems in their relationships.
My offices are in Bloomsbury/Soho and Canada Water, London.