Counselling in Manchester

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Jenny Grand
MA
I am not a traditional Counsellor. I am a qualified Life Coach & Therapist working with Adults, Children & Veterans experiencing a range of emotional & behavioural issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fears & Phobias, addictions, lack of confidence, low self esteem, pain relief & bereavement. I have spent most of my working life as a HR Manager in both the Public & Private Sectors. I have seen many employees distressed because of long waits for Counselling/Therapy appointments so this led me to retrain to enable me to bridge the gap and make a difference to peoples' lives. I am fully qualified and fully insured,
0161 524 1263
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Manchester M34
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Robynne Wood Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you feel impacted by difficult life problems as a result of coping with traumatic experiences, managing depression/anxiety or dealing with difficult emotions? Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate or an "outsider" to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of events (past and ongoing) in your life and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. However, you don't have to be at crisis point or feel unwell to have counselling! Therapy can be used to better understanding of yourself, working to change things you want, increasing your self-esteem and for self-care.
0161 524 0168
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Manchester M28
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George Boswell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling exhausted by overwhelming thoughts and feelings? Or maybe you've become so full that you can't feel anything anymore, you feel numb and empty? Are you stuck in an unbearable routine of masking your true feelings all day until they become too heavy to carry and you end up exploding in a volcano of desperate, uncontrollable frustration? Are you looking for a space where you can say what's really on your mind without fear of being judged or rejected? Are you in search of a space where you aren't being met with a barrage of "what you should dos"? Well, what a relief because this is your space, you've found it.
0161 524 1035
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Manchester M22
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Kevan Owen
Psychotherapist
Hello, I'm Kevan. You may have arrived here because something isn't working for you, and you want to find a resolution to some difficulty, or personal challenge. It may be to do with present day stress, or uncertainty about what the future will hold, or feeling stuck due to old patterns of feeling from the past. Whatever the issue, my aim is to help you find clarity, to untangle the knots of anxiety, worry and distress, and to find a way forward.
0161 524 1761
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Manchester M21
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Richard Hall
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre, offering both in person and online sessions. You may be struggling with a specific issue or pattern of behaviour and know already what you would like to talk about. Alternatively, you may simply be feeling down and low and need support with processing your feelings and emotions. Counselling may be able to offer a fresh perspective, or support you to make changes needed to get you to a better place. I work with clients from all backgrounds but have particular experience working with men and with LGBT+ issues.
0161 524 5158
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Manchester M1
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Amanda Newell
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Do you feel out of touch with life and yourself? Do you feel a heaviness that you think will never lift? Do you feel that a ‘normal’, happy life is out of reach? It can feel like a life without anxiety, hopelessness and fear is impossible and that the experiences and relationships you yearn to fully enjoy and be present for are unattainable.
0161 524 1968
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Manchester M25
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Not accepting new clients
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Clare Morgan Psychotherapy
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Starting therapy can be daunting. As a queer, non-binary, neurodivergent therapist, it is my aim to hold a space for affirming therapy for all. I have supported people with relationship challenges, people wanting to build and explore relationships with themselves and those looking back at their past and how it could be affecting them today (sometimes presenting as anxiety or depression). I am open to a fun and creative approach to talking therapy built on the relationship between myself and my client. I use relational TA and also have experience of 12step fellowships particularly looking at family dysfunction. I work term time only
0161 524 6790
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Manchester M16
Not accepting new clients
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Amy Claire Feeley
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello! I’m Amy and I’m a pluralistic, person-centred counsellor. I can help you work through and overcome difficulties you may be experiencing with your mental health in a safe, non-judgemental environment. All of us struggle with our mental health at some point - but that doesn’t mean our only option is to resign ourselves to suffer through it alone. Having a counsellor to support you as you work through and overcome difficulties with your mental health can be hugely beneficial. It provides a safe space to make sense of your thoughts and feelings, and develop self-awareness, self-compassion and resilience.
01707 241073
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Manchester M4
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J Rafiq
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Throughout life we all suffer from personal, emotional and psychological issues. Usually we overcome these but sometimes we can get stuck, tangled up and become negatively affected. If you are finding yourself experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with any other issues, then know that help is always available. Whatever it is, I am here to listen attentively, with empathy, without any judgement, and in complete confidence. There are multiple approaches to counselling, but rather than push a particular one (that may not be suitable for you) I prefer we work together to decide which is the best way forward for you.
0161 519 4251
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Manchester M13
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Not accepting new clients
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Sarah Tomlinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I can work with any adults who require therapy but I specialise in working with adults who have experienced trauma, using either EMDR or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also have specialist skills in working with adults with autism and/or learning disabilities. I am trained in diagnosing autism.
0161 524 0238
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Manchester M21
Not accepting new clients
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Kintsugi Psychotherapy
My name is Maria de Ridder. I am a graduate of The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, and now work in private practice.
0161 524 1678
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Manchester M21
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Christian Roden
The reasons we have for seeking therapy are as varied and complex as the people seeking. You may be facing challenges in your life and relationships you wish to overcome. Or want to experience greater creativity, richer relationships, or simply have more ‘good’ days. Within our relationship, I aim to create an environment where you feel comfortable and safe to express, explore and examine your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours both past and present. I am driven to find freedom from the patterns of the past, which existed once to protect us and now may have become self-limiting and even hurtful.
0161 509 6695
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Manchester M21
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Hajira Riaz Psychotherapy MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life is a journey and one which can often be challenging to navigate through. It's filled with transitions, hardships and unexpected ups and downs. Sometimes you may find the distress, pain or isolation too intense to face alone, creating uncertainty in your path. When the destination feels unreachable, your journey can appear stagnant. The feeling of being stuck, and unable to move forward may be prevalent, a lonely feeling we all often find ourselves in from time to time.
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Manchester M2
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Kit Leaver Counselling and Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As a counsellor, I will offer you a confidential space to explore the issues you are facing, the questions of meaning and possibilities of resolution; to work through difficult emotions and look for peace with the past. I work with people on issues around depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, bereavement, past trauma and abuse, identity and diversity. Your sessions will be a place where you can have the freedom and safety to be; to develop your own identity, accept yourself and make positive decisions about your future.
01707 954043
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Manchester M3
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Heidi Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I love to see people grow and develop. I enjoy empowering people to make the best decisions for themselves. I enjoy working with the root cause of your issue aswell as coping with life on a daily basis. You may have anxiety or depression and be unsure how to make your self feel better. Counselling can help you understand why you are feeling the way you are and help you move on.
01707 248995
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Manchester M2
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Gareth Paul
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Gareth from Purple Rain Counselling. I am an integrative counsellor providing support for people with any kind of mental health issue. I offer specialist help for depression, anxiety, addiction, bereavement and supporting those who have lost loved ones to suicide. By listening to you, we will develop our sessions together to help you achieve your desired goals and give you the coping skills you need.
0161 524 1485
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Manchester M34
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Mukabo Road Safety
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
01890 230058
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Manchester M41
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Kevin P Kennedy
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am interested in working with a wide range of problems, such as general therapy, psychosexual problems, relationship issues and out of control sexual behaviours. I am qualified to work with individuals or couples. I have helped in the reestablishment of wellbeing within the couple and the family.
0161 524 0878
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Manchester M40
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Rob Radcliffe
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'm not going to add to the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 10 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, personable and down to earth, approachable and friendly, I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I generally work with individuals but also offer LGBTQIA+ friendly couples/relationship counselling as this can be a difficult to access service.
0161 850 6480
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Manchester M1
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Kirsty Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
You might find yourself here because you are dealing with an issue that feels overwhelming or you might want to take some time and space to talk about something that has been bothering you for a while. Counselling offers a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore things. Counselling works, not by fixing people, but by supporting you through your own truths and aiding you to trust and understand yourself. It is an entirely safe space where you can truly be listened to and understood without any judgement by someone not involved in your every day life.
0161 543 1095
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Manchester M20
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Manchester?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Manchester specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.