Psychotherapy and Counselling


Psychotherapy and counselling can help you to manage and overcome a range of difficulties related to different aspects of your life. Whether it is concerns regarding life direction, relationships or general wellbeing, talking your thoughts and feelings through with someone who is experienced in working therapeutically can really help. I offer a safe, respectful and confidential space where we can think together in a way which aims to alleviate troubling thoughts, behaviours and emotions. Together we can work towards helping you to develop greater self awareness and help to improve your life.


The main model of therapy underpinning my work is Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. I also incorporate some aspects of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy which has its roots in psychoanalysis. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy can help to explain the connections we have to our past and how these influence how we are in the here and now and our outlook for the future. During the course of therapy, through analysing patterns of behaviour and communications, it can provide opportunities for personal growth and change.


Therapy can feel challenging. The process of thinking about ourselves and how we relate to others and the world around us, and what has contributed to how we behave can stir up lots of thoughts and feelings which may at times feel difficult to bear. Therapy can help you to understand and manage those feelings. It can also feel very rewarding and lead to greater self awareness and a feeling of moving forward in life with a more positive sense of self.


For further information regarding the difference between psychotherapy and counselling, please visit my blog and the article Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Location


I have two therapy rooms. One is based at Counselling Rooms in Chorlton, South Manchester and is easily reachable from many areas including Stretford, Sale, Didsbury, Withington, Whalley Range and Firswood. It is close to public transport links and there is free parking available in nearby streets. If you wish to park in the car park at the centre itself there is a parking permit which is available upon request.


My other therapy room is based on Burton Road in West Didsbury at the Didsbury Counselling and Therapy Centre and is easily reachable from many areas including Withington, Chorlton, Burnage, Cheadle, Gatley, Northenden and Heaton Mersey. It is close to public transport links and there is free parking available in nearby streets.


What I can offer


  • Support to deal with a range of issues including:
    • relationship difficulties
    • stress and anxiety
    • trauma
    • depression
    • bereavement
    • self harm
    • abuse
    • low confidence and self esteem
  • Initial consultation session where you can share with me what has brought you to psychotherapy and where we can discuss whether the support I can offer is suitable for you.
  • Regular sessions of psychotherapy in a warm and comfortable environment.

Prices


  • Thirty minute initial consultation for individual psychotherapy free of charge.
  • £40 per fifty minute session for individual psychotherapy.
  • £50 per one hour session for couples.
  • £60 per one hour session for families.
  • Initial consultation session for couples and families is £25.00 for one hour.

I provide some concessionary rates upon request to people who are unemployed or on low incomes.
Please contact me to discuss.