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MBACP psychotherapist (BA hons, PG Dip), Manchester
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st September 2022

About me

I believe in the power of counselling to enhance life on many levels. Therapy can be a deeply transformative process, especially when you are able to talk openly to someone knowing you will be fully accepted, regardless of what it is you have to say.

Deciding you want to start counselling and making that first contact with a counsellor is not easy. And sticking with the therapy as you uncover or face painful truths and/or explore difficult experiences can feel overwhelming at times, but I believe it's worth it.

For all my clients, however they find counselling: terrifying, challenging or a blessed relief, I have a deep respect. The work my clients undertake, the courage they show in their willingness to explore difficult and painful experiences or emotions is both humbling and inspiring.

I also share my clients' relief and joy when they, having struggled so bravely, begin to feel they are coming through the darkness; when they feel they are beginning to find a new but very real peace from what had previously troubled them.

We all face difficulties - life is challenging! And we can all benefit from having someone who is wholly on our side to help us to deal with those difficulties.

You might be struggling to cope with something from the past or you might be wrestling with something in your life at the moment. You might know what it is, or you might just be walking around under a cloud or behaving in ways you don't feel are true to you unable to shake a sense of unease, discomfort or unhappiness.

When we realise that we are ready to tackle whatever it is that is upsetting us, or to face the thoughts or feelings that are holding us back, then talking to a good counsellor is very likely to help us move on and feel different.

My clients find me warm, respectful and easy to be with; their feedback often speaks of the quality of the relationship we build. You will find me sincere, honest and non-judgemental.

I work with a range of issues including and especially anxiety, depression, bereavement and work-related stress in ways that research has shown are effective, and I have a broad range of experience working with people from the LGBTQ+ community. I have also worked with other issues such as alcoholism, loneliness, anger, low self-esteem...

I will work closely with you to understand what it is you would like from the sessions and to provide the kind of therapy that suits you. We will collaborate to choose a pathway which suits and best supports you. Most clients make significant progress in between 6 and 12 sessions.

I have consulting rooms in central Manchester (St Ann’s Square).

You will find more information about me on my website, or you can always get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

My primary training is in the Person-centred approach, and I hold a PGDip/MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy from University of Salford.

I also have had further training in CBT but rarely practice this now  

I have a Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy, and hold an English Secondary Post Grad CE.

I am a member of the BACP and I am a member of the DBS update service.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If you are ready for the journey, I am ready to help you.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions usually run for 50-60 minutes and cost £50

An initial 20-minute phone or online consultation is free.

An initial 50-60-minute face-to-face consultation is £20 (Covid-restrictions permitting)

When I work

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No appointments currently available. 

Further information

I look forward to hearing from you.

426 Royal Exchange, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

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