Stephen Murphy BA. MA. PGCE. ETA. MBACP (Accred) Psychotherapist / Counsellor

Stephen Murphy BA. MA. PGCE. ETA. MBACP (Accred) Psychotherapist / Counsellor

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Milton Hall
First Floor
244 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 4BQ

Roseneath Road
Greater Manchester
M41 5AX


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About me

If you are thinking about taking that first step come for an initial introductory appointment for a concession price of £35. There's no obligation, just an opportunity to meet with me and explore the potential for change.

Important Additional Notice regarding Covid-19

At present I am working remotely from home due to  the recent recommendations made by the government regarding staying at home and social distancing.

I think it is important that we all follow the guidelines, look after each other, family and friends.

Therefore I will be conducting sessions on-line through FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype.

If you are unfamiliar with these technologies and video processes they are very easy to access and use through your phone, computer or iPad. Let me reassure you that they are effective and secure ways of communicating as a number of my clients already happily are using these platforms with me.

If you are unsure please contact me: Phone/text: 07921 428348

About Me:

In 13 years as a Psychotherapist I have come to understand the individual nature of each client. Some clients prefer the spoken word, my main focus, others enjoy alternative forms of communication such as drawing or writing to help them explore their feelings. All these forms of expression are appropriate and I am happy to engage with what helps you express yourself most effectively.

I was an Art and Design Lecturer for 28 years mentoring and tutoring up to 40 students and it was the initial reason for training as a psychotherapist for 5 years to enable me to help them as the complexity of their issues needed a very different skills set. I continue to be a visual artist, this is a vital part of my own therapeutic process.

I work with with clients in relation to: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Relationship Difficulties, Partnership / Marriage and Family difficulties /Adolescent issues / Bereavement.

I am trained to help in areas such as: Stress, Anger, Trauma, Dissociation, Attachment issues, Body issues, Self harm, Sexuality, Self esteem and Harmful behaviours.

You maybe experiencing:Panic Attacks
Anxiety, Anger / frustration, Stress, Lack of confidence, Lack of sleep, Low Self Esteem

Suffering from: Addictions, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours.

Living with the effects of: Sex addiction, struggling with your own Transgender issues, or Trauma as a result of Sexual Abuse, difficulties with Body Image, a history of Self Harm or Eating Disorders. I provide a safe and confidential service for you to explore and examine your feelings, thoughts and help you to change or reach a greater understanding of self and others.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy


Member of: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)

Committee member of Mantac (Manchester Transactional Analysis Committee)

I am a committee member of MANTAC (Manchester Transactional Analysis Conference). This is made up of volunteers who in June each year put on a one day conference for therapists / counsellors which provides a full day of varied speakers and 7 hours of CPD. You can find us at

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stress in the workplace

Work life balance

Teacher coaching learning how to deal with work and personal life demands

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Initial session £35

£50 From Urmston office

£55 from Deansgate Manchester Office

Further information


Individual. Steve is a skilled and talented therapist, he has guided me through a difficult time with a professional and sensitive approach.

Couples. "When my husband and I first started sessions with Stephen, we were both filled with a lot of negative emotions, sadness, anger and helplessness. It was extremely challenging to persuade him to even start the counselling because of the negative associations, embarrassment and feelings that there was no point. However we did start the process and it was very positive at the start but quickly became an emotional rollercoaster and we would often leave feeling either really positive or extremely deflated.At times we questioned whether we could ever get through the other side and still be together. However we did understand that to deal with our problems, we had to address them, meaning we had to be honest and unearth alot of difficult memories.After a lot of hard work, we where really happy when we decided that the process had come to a natural end and it was now up to us to use the resources that Stephen had equipped us with to deal with our issues. We left the final session feeling really hopeful and although we understand there will still be difficulties ahead, we are now alot happier, we are kinder to each other, communicating better and planing our future together". K.W. & N.C

Individual Stress related client."I'd just like to start by saying a big thank you for the sessions we've had to date. They have been a fantastic eye opener and provided a valuable insight into the semantics behind some of my behaviour. I feel a whole lot different since we began our sessions and you have allowed me to think laterally and begin to focus on goals and living in the present.I have managed to attain some direction and happiness this last few months, it's been a difficult journey but I am doing well with work, I am focusing on my health and my mental health has improved which I will say is very much attributable to you." H.G.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M3 4BQ
Manchester, M41 5AX

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

In the location in Manchester City Centre


I work week days and evenings In Urmston. Saturdays City Centre Deansgate. I will always try my best to accommodate your individual requirements regarding times & location

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme