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 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

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.

Therapies offered

Photos & videos


Additional information

First Consultation (up to 30 minutes) - Free.

Counselling/Therapy session (50 minutes) - £49 (now also online, video & telephone).

Please visit my website for full details:



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:


Beswick Street
M4 7HR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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

Rafaela Nunes