Keith Harvey MBACP (Accred.)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have things become too much for you to work out on your own? Counselling and psychotherapy could provide the space you need to talk, and be listened to, to help relieve your distress – and maybe bring new hope to your life.
If you come and see me, we will work together to identify, understand and explore the challenges in your life as you see them, and find solutions that make sense to you. You are the expert on your life, not me. My role is not to ‘fix’ or advise you, but to help you see more clearly what is causing your suffering in order for you to grow and develop with increased peace of mind and confidence.
As we go through the process of therapy together, I will work to create the right conditions for you to become more self-aware. This is likely to involve examining the difficulties you are facing while developing a deeper understanding of your wishes, motivations, and values. I’ve seen this process take place quickly, sometimes over just a few sessions. But it may also require patience and commitment. This too is something we will discuss and reflect upon if you choose to work with me.
I describe my approach to therapy as person-centered and humanistic. I’m a Buddhist, which supports the values that underpin my work.
I am also a qualified and experienced mindfulness trainer. While this practice is distinct from my counselling and psychotherapy work, mindfulness has helped me to become a more attentive and aware therapist. I hope that you too may benefit from this quality as we work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP-accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with 14 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults and children.
I have been accredited with the BACP since 2010, having qualified with a Diploma in Counselling in 2006. I also have a Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision, which means that my work also involves supporting and guiding other therapists in their practice.
I have worked therapeutically across a wide range of settings, including in schools with parents and children, with carers in the NHS, with homeless young people, with members of the LGBT+ community, as well as with adults in private practice.
I am a mindfulness trainer, accredited with Breathworks and a member of the UK Register of Mindfulness Trainers.
Before training as a therapist I had a career in higher education. I have an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Translation Studies.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I run my practice on Tuesday morning in Manchester, and all day Friday in Darwen.
I also have access to therapy rooms in a wellbeing centre in Prestwich.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor with a Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision from Metanoia.View supervision profile