psychotherapy counselling in Manchester

Counselling is a short term, focussed approach to psychotherapy and I have been offering counselling in Manchester site the early 1990’s.


Many Manchester clients enter counselling not sure what they want to focus on.

If this is you, don’t worry.

In counselling I will help you to focus on one or two key areas, those things that, if changed, would make the biggest difference to your life.

For some people in counselling just sorting this out can be a great relief.

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My Focus When Counselling in Manchester.

Making achievable and measurable impact on your difficulties is my main priority.

How we do this will vary depending on the kinds of concerns or difficulties you are having, and the kind of person you are.

We are all different, and I respect that.

I will tailor my counselling in Manchester service to your unique situation.

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My Approach to Counselling in Manchester.

My counselling approach is broadly ‘person centred’ in that I will not try to impose solutions on you.

Rather it is my aim to help you to discover your own solutions.

Tailor fit to your own unique circumstances.


In working with my counselling in Manchester clients I draw on a range of skills and years of therapeutic experience to ensure you reach your goals quickly and effectively.

I often integrate counselling with other styles of psychotherapy including meditation and mindfulness, hypnotherapy, Gestalt psychotherapy, TA, psychodrama and EMDR.


What this means is that my counselling style is informed from a great deal of psychotherapy training, much of it in great depth, and can therefore be flexible and responsive to your needs.

Many counsellors are only professionally trained in one or two modalities.

While not unethical, I personally believe this does not lead to the best outcomes for clients.

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Is Counselling in Manchester Effective?

Counselling is an effective way to help particularly for people who need an objective and safe place to explore their issues outside of their family, friends or colleagues.

Counselling, as developed in the 1960’s, was also the first psychotherapy to undergo intense research.

The way psychotherapy is researched has changed, but it is good to know counselling has a strong research tradition, and is recommended as a treatment for some mental health conditions by NICE.

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I have helped many people using a counselling in Manchester approach including:

success with psychotherapy in ManchesterCounselling for career decisions.

Counselling for ending a relationship.

Counselling for difficulties finding a relationship.

Counselling for coming to terms with being gay.

Counselling for living with a chronic illness.

Counselling for living with a terminal illness.

Counselling for kicking a habit.

Counselling for improving relationships.

Counselling for occupational stress and burnout.

Counselling for work life balance.

Counselling for bereavement.

Counselling for retirement.

Counselling for coping with difficult people.

… and many others.

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If you have a diagnosed or diagnosable mental health issue, such as an anxiety disorder or depression, then counselling can help, but cognitive behavioural psychotherapy may also be considerred.

If your problems stem from childhood, or have been chronic and enduring for many years, or if you have a large number of difficulties to overcome, then psychotherapy might be a better option.

If your problems are within your relationship, such as a sexual problem, or a recurring pattern to a distressing argument, then relationship counselling with your partner is the to be recommended.

At our initial informal assessment session we can decide what is likely to be the best way forward for you.

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What is it like to be a counselling client?

I often say that my style of counselling and psychotherapy is adapted to the client that I am seeing.

For some clients, perhaps those who need to talk, I can be a reassuring presence in the background.

For other clients, perhaps those who are in crises, I might be more ‘muscular’, offering much more guidence.

My style is also likely to change, as you develop, and need different things at different times.

My role as a counsellor and psychotherapist is to make the process as easy as possible for you, while still challenging you enough to make progress.

This balance is best found in an experienced therapist.


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