Counselling in Manchester

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Daisy Samantha Dixon
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have over 19 years experience working with people - My clients come to me, when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted and in need of support - they can't manage their thoughts, relationships, behaviours alone any longer and they need someone to talk to in a confidential, non-judgmental way. Together we explore, unpick, understand and make changes, so that life can become more manageable, enjoyable and less exhausting. For me, each of my clients are individuals, and its about getting the right balance - seeing what works and what doesn't work for them, promoting change together.
01942 925346
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Manchester M38
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Sheeba Ehsan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am a Chartered Clinical psychologist (HCPC registered), providing assessment and therapy in Manchester. I have over 20 years of experience working with a range of psychological presentations e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD, personality disorder, trauma, PTSD etc. I have worked with adults, young people and families. If you are looking for that individualised, tailored approach look no further, give me a call to see if I can help you. The initial consultation is free of charge as I believe it is important to find the right therapist for you.
0161 850 7995
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Manchester M25
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Michelle Harwood
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling low and lacking motivation, worried about the future or holding on to the past ? If so, you’re not alone. Therapy can help you through these difficult times by discussing your thoughts and feelings and give you the tools, techniques to help live a more fulfilled life. If you would like to discuss more please get in touch.
0161 524 2148
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Manchester M30
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Feel Good CBT Manchester
Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling anxious in social situations? Do you find it hard to stop or control worry? Are you feeling low and stuck in a rut? Or experiencing low self-esteem? Perhaps you’re having panic attacks or intrusive thoughts that are worrying you. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that you’re struggling to process or a phobia you want to overcome. These common difficulties can impact on your enjoyment and achievements in life; leading to patterns of avoidance, procrastinating or a need to be in control.
0161 524 0542
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Manchester M20
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John Flanagan
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer a safe, non-judgmental, supportive setting, where, together, we can explore your experience, enabling you to develop a new understanding of yourself, giving you the tools to overcome your present emotional difficulties. The most important thing is building a good working relationship allowing a space for clients to be heard and understood.
01707 927051
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Manchester M4
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Maaria Aksar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a person-centred counsellor who has worked with individuals from various backgrounds and in the mental—health field for the past five years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and workplace stress. Sometimes we need space to feel heard, sometimes we need space to think and be present with ourselves. I am non-judgemental regardless of my own values and beliefs. As your therapist I will accept you for who you are and meet you with empathy. I will be with you in your chaos, in your binding and I will be patient with your process.
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Manchester M40
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Paul Melia
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Looking to begin in-person psychotherapy or counselling in Manchester city centre? My practice is by St Ann's Square and I provide short- and long-term therapy for adults. Established in 2011, people turn to my therapy service for a variety of reasons: they may have received a mental health diagnosis or have symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or trauma. There may be a difficult shift triggered by life's big events (employment status, for example) or a thought, feeling or behaviour in day-to-day life may have become troubling. For some it's because of a specific or generalised experience that is difficult to put into words.
01707 241799
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Manchester M2
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Tove Vrbnakova
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I’m Tove, I’m a qualified therapist based in Calderdale and I’m currently taking on new clients for online work - both individual sessions and couples. It can be a tricky journey finding the right therapist, and as evidence shows - the working relationship between you and the counsellor is a crucial aspect of effective therapy. Please have a look at the further information about me to see whether I might be the kind of practitioner you would like to work with. If you got any questions before booking the first session you can contact me by email, or we can arrange free initial phone call (up to 15 min).
01422 419257
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Manchester M2
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Jane Hughes
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
'Talking therapies' can help us to work through grief, anger, guilt and frustration. I offer unconditional support and confidentiality, allowing you to untangle your thoughts. It can be such a relief to share the feelings you usually have to hide! I am a qualified, experienced and insured psychotherapist working in private practice. As a Registered Member of the BACP I work within the BACP Code of Ethics. I have a particular interest in using creative writing within therapy and I run online writing groups and workshops themed around issues such as grief, loss and change.
0161 509 6299
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Manchester M3
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Harriet Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a fully qualified BACP registered Counsellor using person centered therapy and solution focused therapy. Therapy is a personal and unique journey and the model I use is tailored towards your needs and goals.
01707 245275
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Manchester M4
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Kerrie Waterhouse
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life, either current or past, can throw up many challenges and difficulties that could be more manageable with support. Whatever may be troubling us or causing us stress or distress, talking therapy can be an important tool to help explore these issues and navigate a path to peace.
0161 524 1300
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Manchester M20
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South Manchester Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years post-qualification experience. Based in Didsbury, South Manchester, I offer psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults. I have seen the transformative power of psychological therapy personally and in the hundreds of clients I have worked with over the years so I am passionate about my work. I understand the importance of providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgemental space for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and yoga.
0161 524 1707
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Manchester M20
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The MindTraining Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
I am Chartered (Academic) Psychologist teaching Applied Clinical psychology at a University in the NorthWest. I have Certificate and Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and am accredited EMDR trained. I work with adults and children with anxiety and depressive conditions such as generalised anxiety, OCD, phobias and panic attacks. I also work with people who have suffered from trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
07958 554509
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Manchester M45
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Julia Kouyoumdjian
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As an experienced counsellor in my 40s, my approach is to get to know you as an individual and create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and actions, free from any judgements. By building our therapeutic relationship we will work collaboratively together to help you find your way. The counselling I provide is Person-Centred Therapy, where where my full attention, empathy and respect for you will always be present. However, as a trained Integrative counsellor in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis too, the counselling can be solution-focused if you wish.
0161 524 1309
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Manchester M14
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Behnam Abdevand
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you having arguments, conflicts, miscommunication or no communication at all, etc. in your relationship? It's perfectly normal, these are what I deal with everyday, and I help couples to talk and communicate to each other in a different way. I use Imago Relationship Therapy with couples which helps you to improve your relationships and become closer to your partner. My role as an Imago therapist is to teach, support and guide you through the Imago Dialogue to deepen your communication and to make a good connection with each other.
0161 524 1030
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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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Dr Sobia Khan
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Verified
A warm welcome to my profile. I have been in the field of emotional health for over 20 years & have contributed, either through counselling or research, to many people making a positive change in their life. You may be feeling stressed or 'not good enough' in life. Or wanting to make a big life decision or small manageable changes. I use various solution-focussed interventions. Some of my areas of interest are Personal Development & Growth & Change, using a solution-focussed toolkit, Imposter syndrome, Self-esteem & Confidence issues. Through my coaching & counselling skills, I can assist you in this journey of achieving your goal.
0161 524 1876
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Manchester M25
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Richard Higgs Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My priority is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space for you to just ‘be’ without any expectation, so you can explore any issues or struggles that are impacting your life. You may know what these struggles are, or you may not have the words or an understanding of what is going on for you. And that is okay. You may come to therapy with a set idea of what you want to explore, or you may come to therapy with just a hunch that something isn’t right. Therapy isn’t linear but I’ll be transparent in our work together and guide you in what can be difficult but ultimately enlightening work.
01707 240914
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Manchester M3
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Jessica Reed
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it can be to embark on a journey of self healing and discovery such as counselling- whether you are ready to pick up the phone right this second or you are just browsing for now, the fact that you have made it this far is a huge step. I believe that no two individuals are the same and my practice reflects this.
01270 447601
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Manchester M3
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Rizwan Rashid
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Our past and present are intimately linked by our memories. Our memories are heavily influenced and based on feelings we had surrounding an event or experience. These experiences may be impacting your life right now, even the ones that might seem irrelevant or insignificant. If we don't become aware of this connection it will keep affecting our future, which over time can cause us stress. Prolonged stress can manifest itself in physical forms, including illness, lack of energy, problems with sleep, headaches, depression and anxiety. When you are mentally healthy you are able to handle life's challenges.
0161 696 8396
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Manchester M20
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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.