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Therapy

About me

As a psychological therapist for some years now, I am an experienced practitioner. I am empathetic, and able to take a collaborative approach to helping a person manage their difficulties.

I realize how important it is to get the right help when you need it. For many years, I have been working with individuals who have common (mild to moderate) and severe mental health difficulties. I have worked within the third sector, and still work for the NHS as a therapist. I am also a couples therapist.
It’s a huge step to decide to have therapy, and if you’re on this site, then you are already part way there to getting the help you deserve. I offer no judgement or negativity as a therapist and have a huge respect for you for getting the support needed.

My practice is not only built on experience, but on safety and trust and inclusivity. I have experience of working with the BAME community, the LGBTQI community and any community that regards themselves as being marginalized. It’s a space where you can feel understood and accepted and together, we can find a way forward.

I work exclusively on video call and telephone, which offers you the benefit of having your therapeutic experience in the comfort of your own surroundings.

I can provide one to one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), for difficulties such as:

Depression

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Health Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks

Specific Phobias.

Trauma Therapy/Counselling for:

Sexual Trauma.

Historic Sexual Abuse.

Intergenerational Trauma.

As well as:

Couples Therapy. This therapy is designed for couples where one of the couple struggles with Depression. As it looks at how depression can cause problems in relationships.

If you require any more information about the course of treatment that could be offered to you, please contact me on 07752 236327

I offer a free 15-minute initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications and experience.

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists MSc (BABCP), Person Centered Counsellor Dip (BACP) and Couples Therapist ( CTfD) Tavistock Relationship Centre Practitioner.

Psychological therapist/cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist. The national health service (NHS) – (2016-present).

*Providing assessments, and CBT treatment for common mental health difficulties (listed above), signposting to appropriate services and liaising with other departments for onward referrals.

*Experience of therapeutic work with clients from a variety of backgrounds and cultural differences. Experience of working with BAME clients on issues related to being part of a marginalized community, as well as common mental health issues.

Trauma Informed Therapist. Survivors Manchester. (2016 to 2020).

*Experience of working with male clientele around historic sexual abuse and rape.

* Experience of working in a forensic/Prison setting as a therapist with male clients around loss and grief, bereavement, family dynamics, anger issues, drug addiction, sexual trauma as well as common mental health difficulties.

Trauma Informed Therapist. Manchester Rape Crisis. (2010 to 2016).

·       Experience of working with female or clients that present as female, around issues relating to historic sexual abuse and rape.

·       Working with clients around a range of mental health issues for example, Depression. Anxiety, Bi-Polar disorder, and dissociative disorders.


Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £70.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees:

From £70-£80 Trauma work( PTSD and longer term sexual trauma work).

Therapy/Counselling/Cognitive Behavioural Therapy £70-£80. 

£130.00 Couples Therapy.

Please enquire about concessions if needed, and we can discuss this on a case to case basis.

When I work

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Mondays only at present.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M16

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

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