07825335947 / 07825 335947
Hi I’m Steve, I offer private counselling sessions online and in the Manchester area.
I offer you a counselling service that is -
Safe – confidential, a place of warmth and acceptance
Human – connection with a real person. I provide you with a space that welcomes issues you may be finding uncomfortable, traumatic or taboo.
Empowering – if you are looking to make changes in your life I can support you in this.
Informed - about working with LGBTQ+ issues and alternative relationship styles
I’m a BACP registered person centred counsellor. I’m qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a BSc in Psychology. I welcome and am experienced in working with clients from all kinds of backgrounds.
After you contact me we will arrange a time for us to have a phone conversation. There is no charge for this. I will take some personal details and we can talk briefly about some of the reasons you are considering counselling, when and where we are both available to meet and I can answer any questions or concerns you may have. This gives us both a chance to get to know each other a little and decide if we would like to work together. Either during or after the phone call you can decide whether you would like to continue with counselling and we can arrange a date and location for the first session.
I will hold a safe space where you can talk about what it is you want to talk about and I will listen from my heart, head and spirit. From this, we can build a therapeutic relationship where you can process what you need to. After 50 minutes we finish and if you wish you can book more sessions.
Over the years I’ve worked with people experiencing emotional distress as a counsellor, support worker and aromatherapist.
I try to be aware of my privilege and how this might affect our counselling relationship.
Finding a counsellor I could trust and be understood by has helped me to find my way through stressful and traumatic life events, to get in touch with my own strength, and to connect with who I really am. I am passionate about counselling and what I have to offer my clients.
Having our sexuality, gender or relationship misunderstood by a counsellor can be a harmful and all-too common experience for those of us who are outside the mainstream. I provide a place where people of all genders and sexual orientations, those who practice kink, and those in or exploring non-monogamous relationships can be understood, feel safe and be heard.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc Psychology
- Hearing Voices Network Workshop
- Level 3 Certificate in Holistic Therapies
- NICE certificate in Anxiety Disorders
Experience and working partnerships
- Anxiety UK registered therapist
- Counsellor at Creative Living Centre
- Voluntary counsellor at LGBT Foundation
- Born recommended counsellor
- Counsellor at Clear Medical
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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For face to face counselling in Chorlton I charge £40 for 50 minutes
For online counselling I charge £40 for 50 minutes
I have some reduced price places of £30 for 50 minutes if you are a student or you are on a low income and trans/non-binary/gender questioning - I am only able to offer these online at the moment. Please get in touch to ask about this.
Please enquire if you are looking for longer sessions - this may be something I can accommodate.
I don’t usually do home visits but if there is a particular reason why you’re not able to make it to counselling rooms and you live in the Greater Manchester area then get in touch and we can talk about it. I try to make my sessions as accessible as possible, though I may have to charge more to cover additional costs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am mostly available weekday afternoons and evenings - please get in touch for my current availability.
Types of client