Harry Houghton

Harry Houghton

Leading Edge Talk Therapy
3 Hardman Street
M3 3HF

0161 932 1465 / 07935703804

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Leading Edge Talk Therapy
3 Hardman Street
M3 3HF

0161 932 1465 / 07935703804

About me

Deciding upon a counsellor or psychotherapist is no easy task. Leading Edge Talk Therapy was founded by me, Harry Houghton, to provide better quality talk therapy tailored to the specific needs of individual clients.

The evidence clearly shows that therapy is most effective when we combine what works in general with what works specifically for you. Rather than taking a one size fits all approach I work with you to agree a collaborative way forward appropriate to your needs. Whether you have a specific issue you would like to discuss, or don't know where to begin, you are welcome as you are with whatever you have to bring to therapy.

What You Can Expect From Your First Session

A space of comfort, safety and security in which you are respected and heard. A clearer understanding of where you are, where you would like to be and how you will get there. A collaborative agreement on how we will move forward together.

What Next

Registered members of the BACP have a responsibility to assist you in making secure, confident decisions about your therapy. My website provides lots of helpful info and FAQs along with online booking. Alternatively please contact me with any questions you might have or simply to chat through your options. I'd be delighted to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my training in Integrative Psychotherapy following four years of postgraduate level study and over one hundred hours of supervised practice hours with NHS referral clients.

Membership of the BACP requires training to Level 5 in one form of talk therapy only. My Level 7 training in Integrative Psychotherapy equips me to draw on various approaches and modalities such as Relational, Person Centred, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis amongst others. This ensures that we are able to work together in the manner most suited to your requirements.

Previous to this I had a twelve year career in senior management culminating in countrywide responsibility for multi-national organisations. I am able, therefore, not only to carry forward the expertise, ethics and approaches of traditional counselling and psychotherapy, but am also uniquely placed to transfer the highest of professional standards from previous roles.

I now combine NHS referral and probono work for a leading charitable North West counselling service provider with private practice.

Professional Membership & Qualifications:

  • Registered Membership of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Integrative Psychotherapy, Postgraduate Diploma, The University of Central Lancashire, 2016-18
  • Advanced Counselling Skills, Postgraduate Certificate, The University of Central Lancashire, 2015-16
  • Counselling Skills, Certificate, The University of Central Lancashire, 2015
  • Philosophical Studies: Knowledge and Human Interest, BA (Hons),The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2001-04

Additional Professional Development:

  • Safeguarding in Action, 2018
  • STORM Suicide Prevention Training, 2017
  • Motivational Interviewing for Anxiety and Depression, 2016

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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£60 per 50 min session

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M3 3HF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French, Spanish


Wheelchair access: Yes


Appointments are available throughout the week including early morning and evening. My website provides an online booking service which details calendar availability.

Types of client

Older adults