Posts Tagged ‘Person Centred Counselling’

Laura Dixon

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I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and coach, with a passion for working with people in a supportive and life enhancing capacity.

I can offer therapeutic support for a variety of issues that you may be experiencing including bereavement and loss, change, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and self-worth, stress, family and relationship issues.

I specialise in change and bereavement and loss and have been working in a supportive capacity for many years, in dedicated organisations and now in private practice. Due to the multifaceted nature of the challenges people face, I work in an integrative way, bringing in a variety of counselling tools and techniques that will best suit your situation. The most appropriate one(s) for you can be discussed at our initial consultation.

I offer face to face counselling in South Manchester. I can offer weekend and evening sessions, as well as telephone and Zoom counselling, to fit around your circumstances. I can also provide therapy outdoors in nature.

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. I offer both short and long-term therapy. Whether you are looking to address a single or multiple challenges in your life or are looking to make long term changes to enhance your current situation, I am committed to helping you make lasting change.

Sessions are £40 for each 50 minute session. I also offer a free, confidential 30 minute consultation to discuss what you would like to gain from therapy and how we could work together to achieve this.

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC)
Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (Dip CST)
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Cert Hyp CS)
ILM Coaching and Mentoring Level 5
Transactional Analysis 101 (UKATA)
Bereavement Support and Sudden and Traumatic Loss
BA Psychology (The University of Manchester)

Motivational Interviewing
Solution Focused and short term therapy
BACP Complex Grief in COVID
Working in Nature

Luke Cahill

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I am a BACP registered counsellor offering individual counselling for adults from an established shared practice in Chorlton, South Manchester. I also work online using Zoom.

Whether you are dealing with anxiety or depression, struggling with difficult life events, or unhappy with aspects of your life or relationships and finding it hard to make changes, counselling can provide a space to explore what’s happening and find a way forward.

I can work with you to more clearly map out where you are and how you’d like things to be different, while supporting and encouraging you to be curious about the nature of your problems and their effect on you.

Working in counselling can involve exploring emotional reactions, paying attention to relationship patterns, considering personal values and meaning, and reflecting on difficult experiences, among many other possibilities.

My counselling meetings are 50 minutes long and I usually meet weekly with clients at a regular time, although flexibility around frequency or timing of meetings can be arranged. Each 50-minute session costs £50, with a limited number of concessionary spaces available for people on low incomes.
My working hours for in-person meetings at Counselling Rooms are Thursday & Sunday daytimes. My working hours for online meetings via Zoom are Monday evenings and Tuesday & Friday daytimes. For currently available times, please check my website.

If you would like to discuss working together or any questions you may have before booking a first session, I offer a 20-minute initial meeting, in-person or via Zoom, without charge. Alternatively, I’m happy to answer any questions by email.

Joanne Muccio

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Are you tired, stuck, sad, anxious, afraid, hurting, angry, irritable, moody? Let’s figure out what’s going on together, limit your suffering and help you realise what you can do to change things. Don’t put it off any longer. You’re here, take the next step, allow yourself to believe in better, whatever that looks like for you. The ingredients we need for success are:

Commitment to yourself
Trust in yourself

Now about me, I am an experienced BACP registered therapist providing counselling in a safe, confidential, discreet and professional service. My approach is non-judgemental, accepting and supportive. I work with a range of clients presenting many issues, some of which include:

Sexual violence/abuse
Work related stress and issues
Relationship issues
Loss of direction in life and transitional stages
Adapting to change
Pre-trial therapy and support through the criminal justice process

In addition to my private work, I am part of a team of Trauma Care Consultants providing a range of services including trauma care and recovery work, employee assistance and well-being support, training and development. I travel around the UK and overseas providing therapeutic support and interventions in the aftermath of trauma and crisis.

I am an integrative therapist working from a person- centred approach. I use a range of approaches and strategies, including:

Person Centred
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Rewind Therapy
Critical Incident Debriefing

I have a specialist area of knowledge and experience working with individuals and families affected by sexual violence and abuse, having spent nearly twenty years working in this field. I have designed and delivered training packages for a wide range of organisations including the Police and the British Council in West Africa, supporting the establishment of Nigeria’s first sexual assault referral centre.

Cheryl Edwards

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Hello, I’m Cheryl and we will work together to help you feel more like your real self.

I can help you make sense of and deal with life, whether you feel depressed, anxious or alone, stressed at work or are struggling with relationships, divorce or bereavement.

Maybe there isn’t anything specific that’s wrong right now but you need time, space and another perspective to recharge your batteries. Your experience of the world is unique to you and we will explore it in a way that suits you. It won’t all be hard work, there will be rewarding and fun moments too and I’ll be sure to go at your pace.

I work with adults and children. I started counselling in 2007 for Childline and have experience working with adults in South Manchester and with 11-16 year olds at Place2Be. I also work in project delivery so am familiar with the demands of the modern workplace and the pressure of deadlines.

The relationship you have with your counsellor is really important so take your time to find someone you get on with and trust. I’m my down-to-earth, calm and genuine self in the counselling room and encourage you to be yourself too. Please get in touch for an initial conversation to find out more and we can arrange a free 20 minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit. If you prefer to do this face-to-face you may also have the option to stay on for the full 50 minutes for half price.

I offer counselling on Mondays and Tuesdays and I’m at the
Counselling Rooms on Tuesday afternoons. Sessions cost £45 for 50 minutes and I am able to offer reduced priced sessions for £25-35 if you are on a low income, a student or a trainee counsellor.

I am a qualified counsellor with a Post Graduate Diploma in
Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Justine Roberts

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Hello, my name is Justine. Throughout my nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare, school and special needs settings I have become convinced of, and passionate about, the power of talking therapy. I chose to qualify in an Integrated Approach to counselling as I believe that the challenges we face are multi-faceted, and as whole beings we respond better to a holistic approach. My personal style of integration incorporates the Person-Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis and CBT as well as the opportunity of a greater holistic provision of physical exercise (ranging from very gentle chair-based exercises, through body weight and free weight exercise). I also offer approaches through Mindfulness and Assertiveness training.

Although I do not work with children in the Counselling Rooms setting, my ongoing work with children allows me to access and work with the Inner Child that lives in all of us. All this is offered in a professional and confidential manner, as I work to ‘hold hope’ with and for those who are struggling to do so alone.

I value difference and diversity and enjoy working with clients from varied cultures, backgrounds, ages, and minority groups. As a Registered Member of both the BACP and REPs I adhere to Ethical Frameworks that work to ensure a welcoming, non-judgemental, physically and emotionally safe environment in which clients can be supported to work through their personal challenges, fully protected by appropriate insurance and supervision.

The Person-centred Integrated Approach I offer is particularly helpful in dealing with self-esteem, sexuality; loss, bereavement, and grief; special needs (Including Autism & ASD, ADHD and dementia); short and long-term medical and health challenges including cancer and palliative care issues.

Transactional analysis, as I offer it, considers the effects of others and events on our lives, and offers the opportunity to explore, understand, mend and develop healthier relationships with self and others. Attachment and childhood issues are explored, benefitting work, home and parenting effectiveness and happiness.

The value of CBT, as recognised by the NHS, and as I offer it, is that it provides frameworks, skills and tools to work in a very solution focussed way to help manage and make lasting change with difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, panic, assertiveness, anger, transitional issues, illness and disability.

Other aspects of my holistic integrative approach allow me to offer all of the above in a way suite to your individual needs, working creatively with metaphor (play), creating a ‘strongbody.strongmind’ personal culture, and benefitting from the soothing effects of Mindfulness.

If you feel that any of the above appeals to you I am able to offer a free, no obligation telephone or face-time appointment of up to 20 minutes via the email link above. If you would then like to work with me my fees range from £25 to £50 for a 50-minute session. I am currently available in The Counselling Rooms on a Friday morning, but can also offer other appointments due to availability.

Barry Taylor

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As a BACP registered counsellor trained in person-centred counselling and integrative psychotherapy, with additional training and experience in Mindfulness, my approach is flexible, adapted to the client’s needs, and rooted in person-centred values:

• a belief in the individual’s built-in capacity for health and growth
• the conviction that a strong therapeutic relationship can offer the conditions for that healthy growth to prosper
• the understanding that my role as therapist is not to direct or lead, but to work with the client to support their own process of change
• a commitment to equality and diversity, and a non-judgemental respect for all my clients

I offer individual therapy, working with clients experiencing a range of difficulties:

• Anxiety • Depression • Bereavement
• Poor self-image and self-esteem
• Shame • Compulsive behaviours • Social anxiety
• Problems in relating and relationships
• Living with long-term illness and disability

I have a particular interest in major life transitions – their stresses and challenges, and the new directions they can open up.

I offer a free, confidential 30 minute consultation (face-to-face, by phone or video messaging) to discuss what you are looking for and how we might work together.

My appointments at the Counselling Rooms are on Thursday mornings, with a pre-work session at 7.45, and then on the hour from 9.00, with the final appointment at 12.00. My standard fee is £40 per session, and I offer two sessions per week at a reduced rate of £25 to those on lower incomes.

Lisa Whitehead

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I am an experienced counsellor with over 2,500 post-qualification hours gained through working in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice. I am an Accredited member of the BACP.

I have considerable experience of working with people who have experienced trauma including childhood abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, including working with PTSD. In addition I work with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, self- esteem, relationship issues, and work-related problems.

My core approach is person-centred, but I work in an integrative way. I have completed further training in trauma and work within the 3 stage trauma model to provide safe trauma therapy.

I welcome working with clients from diverse backgrounds and different cultures, sexual and gender minorities and people with health issues and disabilities.

My usual fees are £45 per 50 minute session. I offer a no-obligation 50 minute initial session, which is an opportunity to meet me and explore a little if the therapy I offer is right for you. There is nothing to pay on the day. If you decide you would like us to start working together I’ll ask you to pay for the initial session when you pay for your first counselling session.

I offer a limited number of spaces at a reduced rate of £25 per session for clients who are on a low income or means-tested benefits.

Matthew Shah

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I am an experienced Counsellor qualified in 2000 Trained in Person centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Relaxation and Hypnotherapy. Areas of experience include;

Sue McDonnell

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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.

Lesley Heath

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I am an experienced counsellor, Accredited member of the BACP and registered with Bupa Health Insurance.

I have experience counselling young people, people with disabilities and health issues, from diverse cultures, gender and sexual minorities.

I have worked and trained with Relate and now counsel both individuals and couples on relationship issues. I also offer counselling to people who wish to end a relationship and want support during this challenging time.

Stress, insomnia, poor concentration and problems with eating can all result from work related pressure, bereavement, divorce and ill health.

I am experienced working with clients in a shorter term way where I help the client to clarify the changes they wish to make and then help them to set goals each session to achieve these changes. This solution focused approach is very helpful to those experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety.

My full fee is £50 per session; for those unable to pay this I also offer some reduced rate sessions at £25. I am available in the day time and evening.

When choosing a counsellor I would advise a chat initially; I am always happy to talk with anyone considering counselling.

I am currently offering counselling via video call and telephone appointments.