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Manchester, Lancashire, M4 7HR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am delighted to have joined the Counselling Directory and having the opportunity for us to connect.

I am a Counsellor with experience in the Psychodynamic modality; although after working in different settings such as LGBT Foundation and 42nd Street (Manchester), I believe that my whole approach, has been enhanced by my contact with other professionals who use other modalities in their practice. Below is a link to some information about the modality I use.


The Psychodynamic approach allows me to work with all sorts of difficulties you may be encountering; some of the themes I work with in my practice are:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Loss & Grief
  • Creative blocks
  • LGBTQ+
  • Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Digital Dependency

But independent from the modality I use, the operating belief in my practice is that I respect your pace, attentively & compassionately listen to you, give you space to explore your challenges & difficulties safely, support you with developing techniques that work for you (based on gained awareness of yourself) and assist you with creating choices that are ultimately aligned with the authentic YOU.

The first step is often the most difficult, but if you contact me, together we can understand your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

For ease of your viewing please visit my website:


On the 'About' section you can check a comprehensive list of my training, qualifications and experience, including my latest CPD (Continuous Personal Development), in April 2019, TIST - Trauma work.

As a response to Covid 19, I have prepared my practice to serve my clients with sessions online, video & telephone; I have undergone training for this.

The lastest 'CPD' for me, has been on: Supporting Clients with Anxiety, Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Harm & Trauma, whilst working with them online.

Member organisations

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

Therapies offered

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£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

First Consultation (up to 30 minutes) - Free.

Counselling/Therapy session (50 minutes) - £55 (in person, video or telephone).

Please visit my website for full details:


When I work

It's best to contact me and check current availability; this varies due to clients starting/ending therapy.

Further information

- threadUp - is my small & lovely practice based in Ancoats - Manchester. It is also where I offer support to the Creative Community through my practice and mental health projects. I do offer concessions but please visit the website for details:


22a, Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, Lancashire, M4 7HR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The building where my practice is located, has wheelchair access and a lift. Currently with Covid-19, fully accessible sessions are online, video and telephone.

Additional languages

Portuguese (Brazil)


Rafaela Nunes
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