About me

About me.
I am an individual and couple counselor and psychotherapist. I work psycho-dynamically.This allows me to work in the here-and-now but also to keep an ear open to the past. I offer short and long term counselling and therapy. I have much experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds including the LGBT community. I feel I am on a good footing to reflect on equality and diversity and fear of difference.

I offer a therapeutic relationship which is a safe place, a place of holding and containing.
I believe the therapy relationship can be a resource with lasting impact. In my reading, my clients hold the power and have the answer to their life problems. In their emotional and creative enactments, I believe they possess the power to heal their psychological and emotional wounds. In my work the client has agency. I am aware the past can stand in the way of the newness of the present, patterns and repetitions clouding my clients view. Through the therapeutic relationship I hope to support my clients in their journey to integration.

Areas of Interest.
Typically, I work with individuals on issues such as stress, depression, relationship problems, trauma, fear of intimacy and sexual issues such as low desire. In couple's therapy I work with issues such as improving communication, talking about future plans, de-escalating arguments, domestic abuse and controlling behaviour. I have vast experience in the areas of shyness and shame. I believe psychotherapy should offer greater autonomy and freedom in our lives and our relationships. Ultimately, I believe the therapeutic relationship can offer you greater integration and creativity.

Training, qualifications & experience

Tavistock Relationships Post Graduate Diploma in Psycho-dynamic Counselling and Therapy for Individuals and Couples.

Salford University. Diploma in Counselling.

Certificates in Person-Centered Counselling, Psycho-dynamic Counselling and Group Analysis.

BACP Registered and Accredited

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have much experience working with the LGBT community both individually and with couples.

Fees

Additional information

Fee is on application and can be discussed with the client. I do not charge for cancellations but would like 24 hours notice if possible.

Availability

I am available Monday to Friday daytime and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Room 9
M - One Studios
8 Lower Ormand Street
Manchester
M1 5QF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Stuart Tomkins

Stuart Tomkins