Didsbury Counselling and Therapy Centre
212a Burton Rd
West Didsbury, Manchester
25 Sumpter Pathway
I work on a contractual basis and the therapeutic work is outcome focussed. The client is an equal partner with the therapist. The work to be done is freely and transparently discussed and entered into by the client with the therapist, is reviewed on a regular basis and can be changed at any time.
Therapy begins with awareness and so we begin with an exploration of how things are for the client and their patterns of thinking, behaving and feeling, also the patterns within their relationships, that emerge. Once we recognise the patterns we need to find out more about their origins and purpose. We can then explore whether the client wants to change. My role is to listen & provide support but also to challenge self-limiting beliefs and values. The goal of the therapy is to aid the client in making sense of their thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to integrate their past experience with their present.
I believe everyone is capable of change, growth and living peacefully with others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a 2 year training course in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and a further 2 year training course in Integrative Psychotherapy at Elan Training and Development, Hale, nr Altrincham, Cheshire for which I received my diplomas in TA and Integrative Psychotherpy (2011-2015).
I have 5 years experience working with individuals, couples and older teens with a wide range of issues; depression, anxiety, relationship problems, losses & transgender issues, amongst others.
I worked for 3 years as a volunteer counsellor for the North Wales NHS. I have a private practice in Chester
and work at the Didsbury Counseling and Therapy Centre in Manchester 2 evenings per week.
I am a Registered Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and
RTE Diploma Member, UKATA Registered (UK Transactional Analysis Association).
I am currently working towards accreditation by the (BACP).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transgender issues of older teens and adults.
I charge £45 per 60min hour.
I do offer some low-cost services for students. Please call to discuss your personal situation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Chester: 10am-6pm Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Manchester - Monday and Wednesday evenings 4pm-9pm