I am an experienced and qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am registered with the BACP (British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy).
My name is Patrick Breheny, I am a father of three young boys and Husband. I believe in good communication both in my personal life and professional life, I have a strong belief that Counselling is a way of life and I use the foundations of Counselling to enhance all my relationships.
Born in Manchester I am familiar with the culture and the togetherness Manchester brings to peoples lives. I have a fantastic knowledge of the area and surrounding cities, as well as being a Counsellor I work at various places across Manchester as a Team Leader for a Drug/alcohol charity called Change Grow Live.
I have a desire and drive to help other people when they want help, I find huge satisfaction in being apart of a persons road to change. It is a powerful an rewarding journey change and to experience and see other and walk through this process is career and personal Joy, it gives me a sense of belief in the world and in people.
I have several years experience, working in, G.P surgery, detox unit, community drug and alcohol treatment and private practice. My experience is invaluable to me the opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of issues such as Bereavement, generalised Anxiety disorder, Self- harm, suicidal ideation, drug & alcohol addiction, depression and many different Health issues.
Bereavement is an area of life that Counselling works for exceptionally well, Bereavement is an emotional storm and people can very quickly sink. I have personal experience with bereavement and understand the impact your life can take. Counselling is in my experience the safest and most comfortable way to help you process bereavement.
I have had several years experience of working in the NHS/private charities in mental health and addiction services. I have worked with substance misuse and varied mental health issues through my time with NHS. Delivering group Facilitator on relapse prevention for addiction and healthy minds. I have extensive experience with substance misuse. Working in the field of substance misuses gives me continued development on mental health issues and more important all current and up to date research and solutions.
I work with varied mental health problems Hearing Voices, Self- Harm, Depression, Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Phobia and Health Anxiety. These issues are a common thread through my day to day work and I completely understand the hold and power that some of the issues mentioned can have on a individuals life. Life crippling mental health problems can be broken I have gain fantastic results in helping people change and overcome these issues.
MY COUNSELLING SERVICE
I have a comfortable and relaxed room, I am five minute walk from Major Bus route and Train Station in and out of Manchester plus Eight minute walk from the Metro link to and from City Centre. I can offer off road parking, easy access in and out of the house suitable for all levels of mobility.
I offer private face to face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-centred Therapy, and Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy therapy sessions for adults and young adults who are experiencing distress. This could fall under Depression, Bereavement, Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Phobia and Health Anxiety, relationship breakdown, education and exam pressures. I further offer Skype sessions as an alternative approach, and would be willing to do home visits if necessary and safe.
FIRST SESSION “WHAT TO EXPECT”
Contracting, explaining to you how confidentiality works, how long the sessions last and how much each session costs. The verbal/written contract being Client and counsellor is there for the safety of both parties and gives clear guidelines of what both should expect from each other and everything that is on offer.
The first Counselling session will be to find out what your expectations are and to give you space to talk through some of the issues you will bring, we will be able to identify whether Counselling is needed. The first session is important, relationship building starts from the first point of contact it is really important that you feel comfortable and safe working with me.
I take an interested humanistic approach to therapy, that everyone deserves unconditional positive regard, empathy and compassion and to learn how to become compassionate towards themselves. The therapy space will be safe and I believe that everyone has the resources and resilience to move towards change.
Relationship building is the foundation of my counselling approach, I believe that exceptional work and progress is achieved when a relationship gains trust and confidence. The client needs to trust me and I need to trust the client, the whole process is always a two way street. Counselling relationship is built on Unconditional Positive Regard, Empathy and Congruence (Realness), once these are in place and felt; therapy happens. I strive to create a positive and safe place for the client to share their issues/problems and never think I know more about you than you do.
My Counselling approach is centred around the client, I am trained in Person- centred Counselling, Transactional analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Counselling does not need to be narrow or singular I believe that it can be tailored to the needs and wants of the client. My approach can either work with your here and now issues or go deeper into unresolved childhood situations which need working through.
I sincerely believe that people have the courageousness to move forward in a way that is meaningful to them in therapy. I value connection, and that all people should be treated with the utmost respect and as a human being with human rights in therapy space.
Training, qualifications & experience
TRAINING & QUALIFICATION
- Level 4 Diploma Integrative Counselling
- Transactional Analysis 101 Introduction
- Counselling Concepts
- Counselling Skills
- Working with people Hearing Voices
- Auricular Accupunture
- Dual Diagnosis training
- Safeguarding vulnerable adults and young adults
- First Aid training
- Enhanced DBS Checked
- Highly experienced in Addiction Advice and Counselling
- 7 yrs plus experience working in mental health and substance misuse.
- Substance abuse relapse prevention
- Experience of working in rehab, detox units and community based services.
- working with couples
- introduction to play therapy
- Motivational speaking
- Experienced in group work and facilitation
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£45 per hour.
-25mins free consultation.
- Please ask for details.
-Discount for six session advanced payment.
-Students discount, please contact for details.
Available 9am to 9pm seven days a week.
Benefits of online therapy
• Counselling therapy from your own home at a time that suits you
• Secure inscription software offers confidentiality and peace of mind
• No chance that you may be seen entering the counsellors practice
• When using email or online chat, you are able to review what you are saying
• Therapy at a time, place and pace that suits you
• Some find it easier to express their feelings by writing it down
• Access to counselling may be more immediate
• Flexibility to chose the technology you feel is best for you: telephone, email,
live chat or webcam
Things to consider
• Are you comfortable using internet technology?
• Would you prefer to see your counsellor face-to-face?
• Do you feel you can express your feelings effectively using words?
• Do you feel your situation is too complex to discuss via the internet?
• Is there a computer terminal that you can use privately without interruption?
• Text communication can sometimes be open to misunderstanding
• There are no nonverbal cues or body language for you or the counsellor to
read this can lead to misunderstanding