39 Parkfield Road South
Greater Manchester
M20 6DH

0161 434 2397

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39 Parkfield Road South
Greater Manchester
M20 6DH

0161 434 2397

About me

Trying to find a Therapist who you can trust with your innermost worries and difficulties can be a daunting process. You need someone who REALLY listens to you, listens to what you are trying to say as well as what you don’t really want to acknowledge about yourself but need the courage to face.

I am a medically qualified Psychotherapist with nearly 30 years experience. I have worked in the NHS as a Psychiatrist and later as an NHS Consultant Psychotherapist. I left the NHS to look after my children and since then I have worked privately.

You may know that you are unhappy, anxious, angry or depressed. Or you may be feel empty, lost and unable to enjoy your life. You may harbour difficult feelings towards someone you love or you wish you could love more fully: a parent, a partner or your child.

Stuck and aware that you need more than a friend’s help or advice you have gone online and are considering professional help. There are many practioners and therapists and many different therapies. I offer individual therapy and I also see couples together.

Couple Therapy can help a couple who know that they are unhappy with each other and it can reduce children’s exposure to parental rows and unhappiness. It can also help an individual who feels anxious and depressed. Usually depression and anxiety have a profound effect on the relationship, inducing worry and sometimes disappointment in the other who in turn feels stuck. So do think about coming to see me with your partner.

I have worked with couples facing a wide range of difficulties, across the lifespan, from infertility, child bereavement, separation, divorce, infidelity and also illness including dementia. I have offered therapy to couples during acute crises as well as those with enduring relationship difficulties. I provide a safe, therapeutic space for couples to think and talk and move towards a better understanding of their difficulties, with the aim of alleviating their distress.

I work from a discreet and purpose-built consulting room in south Manchester. You can view my website: https://louiseivinson.com/

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated in medicine from the University of Dundee in 1984.

I worked as a Consultant Psychotherapist in the NHS offering Individual, Group and Couple Therapy. I have supervised Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and other NHS clinicians.

I qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1989 and continue as a retired member.

I went on to complete a 5 year training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy whilst working in the NHS Psychotherapy Department in Newcastle upon Tyne.

I am a full member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (SAPP).

My interest in Couple Therapy started over 25 years ago when I was part of a team which established an innovative NHS Couple Therapy service based upon the theoretical and clinical model of the Tavistock Clinic in London. As Consultant Psychotherapist in the NHS, I went on to develop similar services for couples in Cumbria and later in north Manchester. Now I work with couples in my private practice in south Manchester.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Marital and relationship difficulties

Supervision of practioners



£65 consultation fee - you and your partner should consider attending for two consultations

£65 session fee for ongoing Couple Therapy

Further information

Your first step is to come and see me for one or two consultations. This will give you an actual experience of what it is like to sit down and talk about your difficulties. You can then make a more informed decision about what you want to do next and whether ongoing Therapy with me feels right.

You may wish to look at my website.


Maps & Directions

Manchester, M20 6DH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I have supervised many clinicians in the NHS; trainee doctors, nurse practioners, music and Art therapists, psychologists, trainee Psychotherapists aswell as experienced Psychotherapists.

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