Dr Reed Cappleman, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy, CPsychol)
I am a clinical psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and also chartered with the British Psychological Society. I practice in modern, comfortable clinic rooms in Chorlton, South Manchester, easily accessible via public transport. I offer psychological therapy for a range of difficulties including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and relationship difficulties.
I strongly believe in creating an environment in therapy that feels safe and welcoming. From there we can look more closely at your problems, how they started, what is keeping them going, and what will help. I most often use elements of cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness techniques, and psychodynamic approaches.
I love doing my best to demystify complex psychological ideas and make them accessible, in order to use my knowledge and experience to help a variety of people make positive changes in their lives. During my training as a clinical psychologist I have undertaken training in a range of therapeutic approaches, so I can tailor what I offer to fit people's individual needs, preferences and values. There is now extensive research evidence showing us that regardless of the techniques used, a strong therapeutic relationship is needed for therapy to succeed, and this is what I prioritise in my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice with South Manchester Psychology, I practice in the NHS and third sector. Through my clinical work and training, I am experienced in working with a broad spectrum of people with different needs. My current NHS work involves providing psychological therapies for people in times of crisis, and supervising other professionals to use psychological therapies in their work. My third sector work involves providing input for young people who require psychological support to learn emotional coping skills, and working with teams of staff to provide psychologically informed support for young people.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University in 2014, working in mental health services in Greater Manchester. Research I completed during the course of my training has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals. Since then I have predominantly worked in the NHS, providing psychological therapy for people experiencing a range of problems including anxiety, depression, anger difficulties, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, and bereavement. I teach on university psychology courses around the Manchester area, and supervise clinical psychology trainees who are learning how to provide therapy. I also have substantial experience of offering therapy to people who may have diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, learning disabilities or specific learning difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have availability for weekday evening appointments.