Counselling in Manchester

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Photo of Adam Long Therapy, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Adam Long Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer a relaxed and flexible approach to therapy removing the stress so that you can focus on what is bringing you to sessions. Through my free 20 minute telephone consultation we can get a feel for if we would work well together. I offer Zoom sessions and also offer outdoor therapy. Outdoor therapy allows us to work together in the natural surroundings of Heaton Park as we literally and figuratively walk side by side through the issues that are bringing you to therapy. Due to the popularity of outdoor therapy the locations in which i can offer it are ever increasing so please feel free to enquire regarding your location.
0161 524 9779
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Manchester M27
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Gurpreet Kaur
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Feeling stuck, stressed or sad can often be confusing, especially if life is generally okay. My job is to help you unpack any lingering difficulties which are causing a current problem in a way that is clear, manageable and meaningful to you in light of your current values and aims. We will aim to make your understanding about current struggles clearer, process any difficult thoughts or memories, help you to feel more in control and create internal resources for you.
01372 239671
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Manchester M27
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Fiona Mackenzie
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults and young adults on a wide range of issues . I offer face-to-face and online/video call consultations in Manchester City Centre, Hale in Altrincham, Rodney Street in Liverpool and Wilmslow Why Therapy? For all of us there are times in our lives when we feel confused, distressed or unable to cope. Therapy offers the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves, to discover what holds us back and potentially enabling us to change old patterns and find new ways of approaching and overcoming difficulties.
0161 519 7326
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Manchester M3
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Lucy Smith
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
There are many difficulties in life that can feel overwhelming at times. Life circumstances or internal struggles can leave us feeling as if we are not getting what we should out of life and we want to be able to move forward. In all circumstances I believe passionately in the power of therapy to help enact positive change. The tools and skills you could learn with me can enable you to feel that you can live the rest of your life free from what has been holding you back. We would do this together working at your pace and always being in partnership.
0161 519 0839
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Manchester M19
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Mark Owen
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Mark Owen and I am a BACP and COSRT registered Counsellor with a degree in Marriage and Family therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. Since 2012 I have worked in a wide variety of therapeutic settings both private care and within the NHS including, general mental health services, Eating Disorders Clinic, Bereavement Counselling and a Sexual Health Clinic. There are many models of therapy and everyone responds differently to the various methods. Using an Integrative Model of therapy, which means I use a range of different models, allows me to design a more tailor made plan for you.
0161 694 6567
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Manchester M25
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Jenni Benham
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
We all go through times when we feel lost, overwhelmed and anxious with life and its challenges.It can be difficult to admit to someone there is a problem. I can offer you a calm and safe space for you to explore any issues or challenges you may be facing. I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental Person Centred Counsellor. I am experienced in issues such as: Anxiety and depression, low self esteem, inner critic, loss, relationship issues and family conflict. I tailor the sessions to meet your individual requirements, to help you gain more clarity on your situation, to feel less stuck and to tap into your skills and resilience.
0161 524 2499
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Manchester M45
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Simon Bentall
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I have been practicing as a full-time Counsellor for the past 16 years. I have worked in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of clients from young children to couples. I work as a Client Centred therapist helping clients find ways to live a more fulfilling life. Helping clients find out who they are, not who they are trying or feel they ought to be. I do a lot of work with children, students and young adults. I have also, for the last 15 years, done short term EAP work in my private practice for a local housing association.
0161 509 5882
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Manchester M21
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Bridget O'Toole
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be a powerful way of making life more manageable and can even make it more enjoyable. You might be having a hard time - perhaps you're feeling confused, lost, or lonely. Maybe you are going through difficulties in your relationships. Another reason people come to therapy is to address how the past might be affecting them in the present. You may want to understand yourself more deeply. I offer a supportive space for you to explore what you need to. I work in a safe, and trauma informed way. Therapy can be a place to talk about things you may have never shared about before.
01767 660594
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Manchester M21
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Jane Middlebrook
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Accred
Verified
Verified
I help people with chronic pain and illness to experience a better quality of life in a holistic way. This may involve exploring and working with related root issues, beliefs, perceptions, physical sensations, present or past experiences, emotions, lifestyle and unconscious blocks to wellbeing, freeing up more of your energy and enabling a deeper connection with yourself, others and life. I also help people overcome stress, anxieties and/or trauma related to medical procedures (including pregnancy/adverse birth experiences), whether they are fears or phobias without a known cause, or due to previous difficult experiences.
0161 524 0564
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Manchester M21
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ADM Psychotherapy
There are many reasons that people come to therapy. For some, it might be that past events are impacting life in the present. For others, it is a current issue that requires working through. I am trained in Integrative Transactional Analysis. I can offer you a private and confidential space to talk openly about what is concerning you. I have experience of working with: abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, divorce, eating disorders, employment difficulties, health related issues, mental health issues, OCD, parenting, relationships, self harm, separation, sexual assault, stress and trauma.
0161 524 2097
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Manchester M21
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Dan Owens-Cooper
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
So often clients' unhelpful experiences of therapy are attributed to their therapist being "silent", "difficult to connect with" or (at worst) "like a brick wall". The psychologically informed, dedicated and authentic experience I deliver requires me to be active, present and, primarily, something resembling an authentic human being whom I hope you will trust and feel at ease with. You will have the time and space to talk (without awkward silences!) and where desired, I can share with you knowledge/theory acquired from 10 years clinical experience, to help us collaboratively explore, enlighten and enhance your lived experience.
01707 954051
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Manchester M4
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Sally Barrett
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing low mood, stress, not feeling yourself, or struggling to cope with a situation now or in the past? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, relationship or identity issues, or feeling overwhelmed or stuck and need some help untangling your thoughts and emotions? Exploring your feelings with someone independent from your own life can be the first time you have really been heard and understood. It can help you gain strength, understanding of yourself and relationships in your life – a clarity which can help you identify changes in behaviour and develop new coping skills.
0161 524 6835
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Manchester M3
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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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Sue Antrobus
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello! I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma or abuse from their past and the impact it is having on their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma. I believe the key to healing is in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul remembers what has happened to you. This involves bringing to consciousness your patterns and supporting you to heal, change and grow.
0161 850 3558
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Manchester M2
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Kirsty Lucas-Smyth
Psychotherapist, MSc
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified CBT Psychotherapist, who supports young people and adults who are struggling with mental health difficulties, such as depression and/or anxiety. I can support you to understand your current difficulties, where they may be stemming from, and what may be impacting upon the way you think, feel and behave. We can identify your goals for therapy together, and what 'feeling better' means for you. Whether you prefer to talk things through, or a more active approach, I will tailor therapy to meet your goals.
0161 524 3182
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Manchester M44
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Mousumi Sengupta
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Person Centred Counsellor based in South Manchester, offering a safe, nurturing, confidential and non-judgmental space to help you address your needs, heal, and move forward. My core model, Person Centred therapy which is a humanistic model of counselling that places the client at the center of therapy. My diverse life experience and background in teaching and education inform my Person Centred Approach. I consider it a privilege to see my clients heal, grow, and make long-lasting progress in their life journey.
0161 524 2089 x0044
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Manchester M20
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Graham Williams
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Graham. I'm an open-minded, experienced and qualified therapist. I've worked in mental health for 20 years, and was a therapist, and clinical supervisor, in the NHS for 14 years. I am proud to have had the privilege of seeing many people's lives change, as a result of them actively engaging in the therapeutic process. I'd love to help you too. Perhaps, you are struggling in some of these areas: Stress, anxiety, low mood, confidence, self esteem, sleep, limiting beliefs, or traumatic experiences, or something else. Well done for seeking help, and please don't stop until you find it. You will find the right therapist for you.
0161 524 1271
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Manchester M18
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Photo of Victoria McFetridge, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Victoria McFetridge
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling low? Or 'not quite yourself'? Or maybe you want to learn more about yourself and have some unanswered questions. I can help you on your journey, whether it be for growth, healing or getting to know yourself better. I am a person-centred therapist, which mean you can explore whatever feels most relevant to you in the session. I will follow your lead and go at your pace. Where appropriate, I will offer my reflections and insights, and always in a non-judgmental way, which will create a trusting environment for you to feel comfortable talking about the big stuff.
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Manchester M28
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Photo of Dimitrios Monochristou, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Dimitrios Monochristou
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with people from various ethnic, cultural and class backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ demographic, all age groups above 16. I am particularly interested in working with migrants and expats, which is a demographic that I occupy, with people who have experienced developmental trauma and people who struggle in relationships and with forming helpful attachments with others.
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Manchester M2
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Photo of Dr Kelly Savery, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Dr Kelly Savery
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
If you are a trauma survivor, I see you. I’m here for you. I provide a safe space to explore what happened to you. Together, we’ll find ways to manage the psychological and physiological distress that is a result of trauma. You are not alone. My collaborative process creates a safe space for you to work through your traumatic experience(s) and come out stronger on the other side. I will empower you to make choices to live your life in accordance with your values and beliefs. I am an inclusive therapist and work with everyone who has experienced trauma, including marginalized and under-represented groups of people.
0161 524 4354
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Manchester M3
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How can I find a therapist in Manchester?

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Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online or over the phone 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.

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

Therapists, psychologists, and counsellors are all licensed mental health professionals. In many countries, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counsellor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counsellors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counsellor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

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

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counselling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

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.

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.