If you are reading this, it is more than likely you are thinking of taking the first steps towards making some important changes to your life. The thought of therapy can often be a daunting prospect to consider and choosing the right counsellor is the first important decision you will make on this journey.
Hi there, my name is Kevin
I have always had more than a passing interest in human experience, and some years ago this interest led me to pursue a degree in psychology. During this time I found myself drawn to the topics of emotion, personality and mental health. This combination naturally led me to the field of counselling and I decided I wanted to take this further. I embarked on an MA in counselling with the University of Manchester and have been working within GP surgeries around Manchester ever since.
I am an experienced, qualified BACP accredited therapist
It is not always easy to talk about our feelings, and while the support of friends and family is often sufficient for some, for many it is invaluable to talk to someone objective who is professionally trained to help.
As a qualified therapist, I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space that is exclusively for you. A space that allows you the opportunity to talk about any issues you may want to bring, past or present. Talking can help you learn more about yourself or help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
Please feel free to contact me by phone, text, email or through my website. Once you have contacted me, I will get back in touch with you within 24 hours to arrange a suitable time for a free, confidential 20 minute telephone consultation. This consultation will help me to understand your needs better and help you decide whether or not you would like to continue with me.
The first important decision you will make is to choose the right counsellor, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have at this stage. There is no obligation to continue at this point, but if you do decide to go ahead, we will agree the timing of our first session.
All contact is treated in the strictest of confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Honours Degree in Psychology
- Graduate Certificate in Counselling
- Masters Degree in Counselling
I have continued to work for the NHS for over 10 years, and currently work as a GP counsellor in a number of GP surgeries around Manchester. I am committed to my own professional development, I regularly attend supervision and because of my genuine fascination for the human experience, I engage in further training and education as much as possible.
I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor, this means that I use a combined approach to therapy, an approach that brings together many different elements of specific therapies to help fit your unique experience and circumstance.
Initially I begin with an open, active listening way of being. I offer a space for being heard, I will listen carefully to you, your experience, your needs and your life. As we progress we will continue to work closely to shape the direction of the subsequent sessions to get the most out of the work we do together.
Accredited member of the BACP
I have met the strict standards to become an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This is the professional body that governs and regulates counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Being a registered member means that I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation, it also means that I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Profession.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Any day between 09:00 and 21:00