Dr M. H. Louise Ivinson MB ChB MRCPsych (retd). SENIOR COUPLE THERAPIST.

Dr M. H. Louise Ivinson MB ChB MRCPsych (retd). SENIOR COUPLE THERAPIST.

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

I am a medically qualified Psychotherapist with nearly 30 years experience. I qualified as a Doctor in 1984 and worked in the NHS as a Psychiatrist and then as a Consultant Psychotherapist. A particular area of clinical expertise is Couple Therapy.

I established the first NHS Couple Therapy services in Cumbria and subsequently North Manchester, where I worked as Consultant Psychotherapist. I developed a supervision group for clinicians working with couples, including Relate Counsellors.

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.

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. I continue to work with couples in my private practice in south Manchester.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Marital difficulties


£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: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I have vacancies for Couple Therapy but no vacancies for Individual Therapy

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I have supervised many clinicians in the NHS; nurse practioners, psychologists.

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