Tom Bailey (MA; Dip CP; Dip Hyp CS)
5/7 Edge Lane
I am an experienced and innovative therapist. I offer a free initial consultation. At its end, we will have a good idea as to whether we might develop a strong, therapeutic relationship. This relationship underpins successful therapy.
Fundamental to the job of therapist is "getting" the client sitting with them in the room. That is, seeing them, hearing them, understanding them. What is this person bringing to me; what are they carrying in their daily life?
It is likely that the client will not themselves be able to voice what it is that they carry. However, when the therapist "gets" them, they will know, and appreciate it. To be truly seen, heard, understood is an extremely rewarding experience.
This understanding, between client and therapist, develops over considerable time. Days, weeks, months and sometimes years are needed to develop a truly rewarding therapeutic relationship.
Specialisms include working on unresolved childhood issues, and examining negative behaviours, such as addictions and other destructive habits.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative therapist, meaning that I am able to employ the approach I feel will suit each client best. I am particularly interested in psychodynamic psychotherapy and existential therapy; my reading and CPD is therefore focussed around these disciplines.
I hold diplomas in both counselling (distinction) and hypnotherapy (distinction) from Chrysalis Courses. I am a member of the National Counselling Society. I also hold a BA in philosophy, from the University of Essex, and MA in creative writing, from the University of Manchester.
I have worked with clients experiencing unresolved family issues, depression and anxiety for some years. I have also worked in both a detox centre and rehab, and have experience in helping clients overcome addictions. These have included addiction to pornography and technology, as well as alcohol and drugs.
I am committed to providing some counselling sessions at concessionary rates. I work from The CIC Counselling Rooms, in Chorlton.
See my website for further details: chorltoncounselling.co.uk.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- 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
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Client issues in (any) relationship are central to my work: friends, colleagues, bosses, siblings, parents. Unresolved childhood issues are a specialism.
Additionally, hypnotherapy can be employed over a short period - typically between two and six sessions - for behavioural issues, such as smoking or eating unhealthily. Hypnotherapy can also be used, in conjunction with psychotherapy, over longer periods.
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50 minute initial consultation @ free of charge.
1 hour session @ £40
1 hour concession @ £25
- Better relationships - better life
- The counselling relationship
- Tired of playing that role?
- The interpretation of dreams
I have seen an increase in clients presenting with problems associated with addiction to Smartphones and the internet. I am committed to developing a greater understanding of this issue - and making its treatment a specialism in my own practice. This is integral to my CPD.
Choosing to begin therapy can appear a daunting first step. However, the reward for a successful course of therapy is potentially huge: a more authentic, fulfilling life.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have weekday and evening availability. There is some weekend availability for established clients.
Types of client