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Sue McDonnell

I have 15 years of experience as a  Person-Centred Counsellor and am a Registered Member of the BACP.  I offer a confidential and professional service, following the standards of the BACP Ethical Framework.

Following many years working as a lecturer in Further Education, I then worked for 10 years as a Volunteer Counsellor, based at the Kath Locke Centre in Hulme, Self- Help Services and from a G.P’s surgery in Whalley Range, during which time I worked with a wide range of clients from varied backgrounds, ages, sexuality, culture and ethnicity.

My approach is based on collaborative exploration of a client’s experience, thoughts and feelings, enabling the individual to discover solutions to present difficulties and building confidence and self-esteem.  I offer help to those experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and whatever issues a client may wish to examine to gain insight and the ability to make changes.

Continuing Professional Development enriches my work and has included the study of approaches such as Transactional Analysis, CBT, Existential therapy, Relational therapy, Attachment theory and Time-Limited counselling.

Counselling is available on a Wednesday evening between 4.30 – 9 pm with a free first consultation and subsequent sessions are charged on a sliding scale from £25 to £45 according to income.