Anxiety and depression are very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'how did I get here? Am I ever going to find a way out of this?' Struggling to complete tasks or get out of bed.
I offer you a safe, nurturing, non-judgemental environment towards your growth. I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs and particular experience. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Counselling, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; social anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; increasing performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning
In the last 18 months or so many of us have found that lockdown restrictions have brought emotional challenges and experiences, they may have highlighted to us that there are some aspects of our mental health that we would like to work on. You may have found yourself experiencing depression, generalised anxiety, increased social anxiety or feeling sad without fully understanding why or not knowing how to find relief.
As an Integrative therapist, I will seek out the most appropriate strategies, from a number of different therapies so that your sessions are tailored to your needs . I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Counselling theory, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as; anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; increasing performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning.
I am an advocate of incorporating scientific research on causes of wellbeing, fundamentals like sleep, nutrition and activity and how they effect experiences such as depression and anxiety. Considering these and how my clients can utilise strategies to help improve their quality of life, I provide therapy that is aimed at improving your wellbeing in a holistic way.
I also offer 'walk and talk therapy'. For some clients, being outside and moving helps them focus and regulate their concentration during a session. Feel free to email me to find out more.
Ultimately, I endeavour to leave you with the tools and the empowerment to understand yourself more fully. With deepening clarity, you can gain ownership over your own experience, continuing growth and happiness.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a counselling background working with cancer sufferers, their families and clients coping with anxiety and depression.
I am an integrative therapist and I am trained in 3 different approaches to therapy so that I can draw on their different tools and strategies appropriately to tailor for your specific situation and needs.
I offer the willingness and capability to remain with you, one-pointed focus and a non-judgemental position, the pillars of effective therapy. Diverse life experiences inform my practice, a background in design, teaching and education from a developmental psychological perspective. In addition to the above, I have spent a number of years as a Buddhist monk training in meditation and mindfulness and I have familiarised myself with a lot of research regarding the positive efficacy of these practices upon wellbeing and how that can be applied to help my clients.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a free 15 min phone or online consultation so that I can outline, in further depth, the counselling process and you can get a better feel for what I do.
Online/telephone - £45 per session when block booked (10 sessions), £50 for single session bookings
Face-to face- block booked (10 sessions) - £45 per daytime session (before 5pm) and £50 per evening session (after 5pm)
For single session bookings - £60 per session (before 5pm) or £65 per evening session (after 5pm)
Walk and talk therapy - fees are the same as face-to-face sessions (see above)
All first time sessions are £45 and can be considered session 1 of 10 if subsequently blocked booked
Face-to-face sessions are available 7am until 10pm
Online/telephone availability can be at other times for shift workers etc
Face-to-face sessions are held at ‘The Space Manchester’ in a secure, private building, Manchester Royal Exchange on St Ann’s Square (the one with the cotton bud fountain) in central Manchester.