Counselling in Manchester

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Dr Lorna Robinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
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Andrea Sarah Lawton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
People access therapy for many different reasons, but generally we are most likely to reach out for help when our usual coping strategies are no longer effective. At these times it is not always helpful or possible to turn to family or friends, and their well-meaning support may not always help. I will provide a calm and confidential space where you will be able to safely share what is troubling you.
People access therapy for many different reasons, but generally we are most likely to reach out for help when our usual coping strategies are no longer effective. At these times it is not always helpful or possible to turn to family or friends, and their well-meaning support may not always help. I will provide a calm and confidential space where you will be able to safely share what is troubling you.
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Heidi Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
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.
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.
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Laura Fenn
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Starting therapy can be a difficult decision- you may feel desperate and alone but reaching out for help is the most important step on the road to recovery. I am a qualified integrative therapist who advocates for celebrating our uniqueness. The base of my sessions is always Person-Centred; to listen, offering compassion and warmth. I also offer stress, anxiety and mindfulness techniques and other therapeutic approaches were appropriate. I have worked extensively with clients suffering from a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety, and bereavement, and have much experience of working with the LGBTQ+ community
Starting therapy can be a difficult decision- you may feel desperate and alone but reaching out for help is the most important step on the road to recovery. I am a qualified integrative therapist who advocates for celebrating our uniqueness. The base of my sessions is always Person-Centred; to listen, offering compassion and warmth. I also offer stress, anxiety and mindfulness techniques and other therapeutic approaches were appropriate. I have worked extensively with clients suffering from a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety, and bereavement, and have much experience of working with the LGBTQ+ community
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Neil Hewson - Sports & Performance Therapist
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
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Katie Craven
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M4
Are you struggling with your mental health? Do you want to talk openly about a situation in your life without judgement? Is the past or the present holding you back from moving forward? My name is Katie Craven and I am person centred counsellor who is passionate about personal development and growth in a safe and warm space. I can support and empower you in a journey of self discovery and help you heal and grow towards your full potential. I offer face to face, video, telephone and email therapy. If you would like to know a bit more about any of these options, please feel free to email me and I'd be happy to answer any questions.
Are you struggling with your mental health? Do you want to talk openly about a situation in your life without judgement? Is the past or the present holding you back from moving forward? My name is Katie Craven and I am person centred counsellor who is passionate about personal development and growth in a safe and warm space. I can support and empower you in a journey of self discovery and help you heal and grow towards your full potential. I offer face to face, video, telephone and email therapy. If you would like to know a bit more about any of these options, please feel free to email me and I'd be happy to answer any questions.
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Colin David Ogdon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M19
If you're struggling right now, you truly can be helped. Anxiety and depression are extremely common and in a world of pressure many of us are suffering in ways that don't fit a label and often others can't see. You deserve better than that and I built my practice to ensure hope and help is available to anyone.
If you're struggling right now, you truly can be helped. Anxiety and depression are extremely common and in a world of pressure many of us are suffering in ways that don't fit a label and often others can't see. You deserve better than that and I built my practice to ensure hope and help is available to anyone.
0161 694 8751 View 0161 694 8751
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Mark Hamlin
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and need some support? I offer a space where you can be yourself, supporting you to find new ways to explore what's important. I am passionate about what I do, by the changes in behaviour, insights and new perspectives experienced by my clients. I'm a registered trainee Psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and registered with the Gender Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors.
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and need some support? I offer a space where you can be yourself, supporting you to find new ways to explore what's important. I am passionate about what I do, by the changes in behaviour, insights and new perspectives experienced by my clients. I'm a registered trainee Psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and registered with the Gender Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors.
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Dr Julija Jain
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Share your problems, Challenge them, Learn new ways of coping and experience Change with my psychological services. I have over 10 years of training and practice in the most effective therapies aimed at helping people with complex and less complex mental health needs. As a highly skilled Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I can help you feel empowered and gain control of yourself and your responses to challenging situations. Book yourself for an initial psychological assessment session which will help us to have a better understanding of your issues and what specific approach is needed to resolve these issues: www.drjulijajain.com
Share your problems, Challenge them, Learn new ways of coping and experience Change with my psychological services. I have over 10 years of training and practice in the most effective therapies aimed at helping people with complex and less complex mental health needs. As a highly skilled Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I can help you feel empowered and gain control of yourself and your responses to challenging situations. Book yourself for an initial psychological assessment session which will help us to have a better understanding of your issues and what specific approach is needed to resolve these issues: www.drjulijajain.com
01707 246828 View 01707 246828
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Sally Hinchliffe
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M46
I have worked in the NHS since 2015 providing interventions for those presenting with mental health difficulties, such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety and generalised anxiety. My aim is to develop a warm therapeutic relationship, which maximises honesty and openness for us to collaboratively work towards goals for therapy. I am flexible and transparent in my approach, and adapt cognitive behavioural therapy to suit the needs of you. My role would be to develop a shared understanding of any difficulties by completing an in-depth assessment and formulation, to work together to manage these difficulties.
I have worked in the NHS since 2015 providing interventions for those presenting with mental health difficulties, such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety and generalised anxiety. My aim is to develop a warm therapeutic relationship, which maximises honesty and openness for us to collaboratively work towards goals for therapy. I am flexible and transparent in my approach, and adapt cognitive behavioural therapy to suit the needs of you. My role would be to develop a shared understanding of any difficulties by completing an in-depth assessment and formulation, to work together to manage these difficulties.
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I-Thou Psychotherapy and Counselling
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Do you struggle with depression, or feelings of inadequacy? Are you stuck in patterns of behaviour which no longer serve you? I understand that it takes a huge amount of courage to ask for help, and passionately believe therapy can provide the first step in taking control of your life. My core practice combines Integrative Psychotherapy with Transactional Analysis. I have a special interest in working with clients who have unresolved childhood issues or trauma, which may result in struggles with anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, eating disorders or other somatic symptoms.
Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Do you struggle with depression, or feelings of inadequacy? Are you stuck in patterns of behaviour which no longer serve you? I understand that it takes a huge amount of courage to ask for help, and passionately believe therapy can provide the first step in taking control of your life. My core practice combines Integrative Psychotherapy with Transactional Analysis. I have a special interest in working with clients who have unresolved childhood issues or trauma, which may result in struggles with anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, eating disorders or other somatic symptoms.
0161 524 3428 View 0161 524 3428
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Natalie Mills
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I know things can be difficult but you don’t need to struggle alone, because I'm here to help. As a qualified therapist, my mission is to help you to overcome your fears and doubts and realise what you are truly capable of. I offer a friendly and confidential one-to-one counselling service supporting adults, young people, and children with a variety of emotional, mental, and physical issues. I will be empathic, honest, and non-judgemental during our sessions.
I know things can be difficult but you don’t need to struggle alone, because I'm here to help. As a qualified therapist, my mission is to help you to overcome your fears and doubts and realise what you are truly capable of. I offer a friendly and confidential one-to-one counselling service supporting adults, young people, and children with a variety of emotional, mental, and physical issues. I will be empathic, honest, and non-judgemental during our sessions.
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J Rafiq
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M13
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.
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.
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May Jasmine Tomkinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Hi I'm May, I offer person centred counselling sessions in the Manchester area and online. I offer a counselling service that is safe, empowering and human - connection with a real person. Over the years I've worked with people experiencing emotional distress as a counsellor, support worker and aromatherapist. I try to be aware of my privilege and how this might affect our counselling relationship.
Hi I'm May, I offer person centred counselling sessions in the Manchester area and online. I offer a counselling service that is safe, empowering and human - connection with a real person. Over the years I've worked with people experiencing emotional distress as a counsellor, support worker and aromatherapist. I try to be aware of my privilege and how this might affect our counselling relationship.
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Kevin Coogan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
The pandemic and lockdown saw a dramatic increase in social isolation and loneliness, but it also saw an increase in people reaching out for help from counselling and psychotherapy. As a joint-qualified counsellor and social worker, I have seen this change first-hand. It’s okay to recognise that you are feeling overwhelmed and need help; it’s okay to realise that you are stuck in a pattern of behaviour that you know is doing you no good; it’s okay to recognise that there’s something in your life that you want to change. As a Person-Centred therapist, my job is to work with you to create a space from which change is possible.
The pandemic and lockdown saw a dramatic increase in social isolation and loneliness, but it also saw an increase in people reaching out for help from counselling and psychotherapy. As a joint-qualified counsellor and social worker, I have seen this change first-hand. It’s okay to recognise that you are feeling overwhelmed and need help; it’s okay to realise that you are stuck in a pattern of behaviour that you know is doing you no good; it’s okay to recognise that there’s something in your life that you want to change. As a Person-Centred therapist, my job is to work with you to create a space from which change is possible.
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Zoe Moss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Chorlton, South Manchester, offering in-person, online and walk and talk 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 be feeling anxious or depressed 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 offer space to talk and discuss current and past events. I am very open minded, nonjudgmental and happy to talk about difficult or challenging issues
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Chorlton, South Manchester, offering in-person, online and walk and talk 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 be feeling anxious or depressed 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 offer space to talk and discuss current and past events. I am very open minded, nonjudgmental and happy to talk about difficult or challenging issues
0161 524 0976 View 0161 524 0976
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Gail Fletcher
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M25
You maybe feeling bereft & lost. Are experiencing feelings which are leaving you distressed & confused. You may be feeling anxious or alone - unsure of where to turn or who can be there beside you. You may have feelings of self-doubt, or lack of self-esteem & confidence. Has there been a traumatic event that you have not been able to share in a safe space? I am here to support you through life's twists & turns, by using Person-Centred and/or Integrative model of therapy, which allows me to design a tailor made plan for you. I offer you a safe non-judgmental space & the opportunity to explore your anxieties, reflect, heal & growth.
You maybe feeling bereft & lost. Are experiencing feelings which are leaving you distressed & confused. You may be feeling anxious or alone - unsure of where to turn or who can be there beside you. You may have feelings of self-doubt, or lack of self-esteem & confidence. Has there been a traumatic event that you have not been able to share in a safe space? I am here to support you through life's twists & turns, by using Person-Centred and/or Integrative model of therapy, which allows me to design a tailor made plan for you. I offer you a safe non-judgmental space & the opportunity to explore your anxieties, reflect, heal & growth.
0161 524 0183 View 0161 524 0183
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Altogether Human CIC - Dr Gemma Parker
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I'm Gemma. I'm a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with families and wider systems around people. I work with couples, and parents who are struggling with the behaviour of their children, particularly aggression or other risky behaviours. I also work with couples who are experiencing significant levels of conflict and harmful or abusive behaviour. Sometimes, my work is with parents who have separated and are trying to work out how to reduce the impact of this separation on their children, or repair or reconstruct relationships that have become strained or distant.
I'm Gemma. I'm a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with families and wider systems around people. I work with couples, and parents who are struggling with the behaviour of their children, particularly aggression or other risky behaviours. I also work with couples who are experiencing significant levels of conflict and harmful or abusive behaviour. Sometimes, my work is with parents who have separated and are trying to work out how to reduce the impact of this separation on their children, or repair or reconstruct relationships that have become strained or distant.
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Catherine Horton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
HI, I’m Catherine (she/her), sometimes life can be challenging and everyone experiences times when they may struggle. I offer a calm, confidential and safe space for you to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings and support you through these difficult times. Often past experiences can cause difficulties in the present and together we can explore these in order for you to gain insight and clarity and move forward in your life.
HI, I’m Catherine (she/her), sometimes life can be challenging and everyone experiences times when they may struggle. I offer a calm, confidential and safe space for you to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings and support you through these difficult times. Often past experiences can cause difficulties in the present and together we can explore these in order for you to gain insight and clarity and move forward in your life.
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Lorna Ellen Dungey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M32
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Manchester

800+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Manchester who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Manchester see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
28% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Manchester?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.