I am a fully qualified therapist and counsellor working in Manchester city centre. I offer daytime and evening appointments in a safe and professional setting.
I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, sexuality, self-esteem, confidence, loneliness, relationship problems, stress and search for meaning in life. I believe effective therapy is grounded in good technique, creativity, warmth, compassion, honesty and understanding.
You may have a specific problem you want to address in counselling or you may be less sure of what you need but just know you need to talk.
I offer an initial consultation period of 30 minutes free of charge and without commitment. This is an opportunity for you to tell me what you are looking for and for both of us to make an initial assessment as to whether we think we can work together. If it seems that you would work more effectively with another therapist I will be happy to make a referral.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Provisional Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA)(P)
I am a fully qualified Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)(P)
I hold a masters MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy with Distinction - University of Wales
I have completed my EMDR training and am currently working toward accreditation
I have completed Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
I am a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
I hold a BA(hons) degree in Music with first class honours - University of York
I am fully registered and accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
I have been working full time as a therapist since 2005.
In addition to my therapeutic work with clients, I also provide clinical supervision to other psychotherapists.
I am a member of staff at two psychotherapy training centres in the North West where I teach Transactional Analysis and Integrative Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £55 per session. Sessions last for 50 minutes.
Please visit my website for further information about me, my approach and the type of therapy I practise: www.richardireland.info
If you do decide you would like to arrange an initial appointment, please feel free to give me a call on 07783902712 or email me at email@example.com. If I'm not available to answer, please leave me a message and I will return your call
Daytime and evening appointments are available.