Geraldine McManus, MSc, BSc, Honours, MBACP (Accred), BPS
I work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds, cultures, nationalities, ethnicity and sexual orientation who are struggling with anxiety, depression, feeling sad, low mood, family and relationship issues, low self esteem, work issues, panic attacks, seasonal affective disorder, anger management and so on.
In view of the current Covid-19 Corona Virus crisis, I am seeing all clients remotely via online video or audio or telephone.
Clients are requesting Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp etc as well as telephone.
A few years ago I took professional training to become qualified to work online.
Before starting to work this way for the first time, I will send you a copy of my working agreement.
We need to make sure that it is appropriate for you to work this way. If you are already vulnerable, in crisis or at risk I may need to signpost you to other services such as Samaritans.
Fully qualified, Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor working with individuals and couples.
My training and experience allows me to draw from a range of theoretical and philosophical approaches including Psychodynamic, Post Modern, Existential, Phenomenological, Humanistic and Person Centred.
This means that I am interested to understand what it is like to be you, what are the assumptions and expectations that inform how you respond to current situations, how do you manage your emotions and thoughts.
In the course of my ongoing professional development I have taken additional training working with couples, CBT; Hypnotherapy; Creativity and Play Therapy, ASSIST suicide intervention and working remotely with online Video, telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Honours Psychology, MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling, Postgraduate Diploma Psychotherapy and Counselling, Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
Certificate in working online - includes Video, telephone and email etc
Continuing professional development (CPD) includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples Counselling, working with sexual issues, Creativity and Play therapy, ASSIST suicide intervention, etc
In addition to private practice my experience includes working with the NHS in a GP Surgery, in the mental health charity, Mind; the bereavement charity Cruse, Fountain Centre charity for those affected by cancer, Place2Be Creativity and Play therapy with primary school children.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Corona Virus etc
The standard rate for face to face sessions is £60.00 for individuals and couples
Concessions are available particularly in view of the current requirement to meet remotely because of the Corona Virus Crisis.
Video, telephone, email, or secure chat means that sessions are available throughout the week and early evening
I work with a wide range of individuals of all ages from a range of backgrounds, ethnicities and different sexual orientation and gender considerations.
My priority is to create a safe, non-judgemental space where you are able to explore your issues, to heal, to enable you to find insight and from then you to be ready to make changes.