Hi, my name is Ben and I'm the lead Clinical Psychologist for Project Trauma. I set up Project Trauma to provide the kind of personalised, compassionate psychological support that people need following events in their life which they have struggled to cope with. Psychological distress can affect anyone and everyone will have a different reaction to traumatic events in their life. We all have different tolerance and ways of coping, but at some stage in our life we will all need help from somewhere. Recently I have been working extensively with individuals suffering very understandable health anxiety related to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
I have been offering listening support in various roles for the past 10 years. I am able to help you with anger, depression, bullying, relationships, anxiety, confidence, loneliness, isolation and many more. Do you sometimes feel suicidal and feel there is no way forward? I can provide you with a listening empathic ear, to understand why you feel suicidal and work with you, so that you may find the reason why, and work with with you to see a better future.
Do you find that you are constantly worrying or overthinking and unable to 'switch off'? Do you worry excessively about your health? Do you dwell on past events or obsess about the future? Do you want to switch off your inner critic and live a more present fulfilled life? If you answered yes to any of the these questions then talking to someone may help you to make a positive change. Contact me for a free 30 minute Initial Assessment session to find out how I can help you begin your therapy process. I am based in Manchester City Centre
I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre. I work face to face and online with both short-term and long-term therapy. My initial core training and qualification is a BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice, from University of Salford. I then went on to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at University of Salford. Drawn to the evidence based 'third wave CBT' psychological therapies, I went on to study Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in more depth.
Life throws challenges at us, and sometimes this can make it difficult to cope. We find ourselves needing more support so we can manage our thoughts and feelings better, find coping strategies that work and process our experiences. Working on ourselves allows us to move towards a place where our emotions sit more comfortably and we are better able to handle what life throws our way.
I have experience in counselling adults and young people, in various settings that have included educational, third sector and private practice. I have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes for the last 4+ years, offering counselling and helpline support to employees of various organisations, including the Police and NHS. I previously worked for a charity supporting adult survivors of historical abuse, for which I underwent additional training. I have supported people experiencing various issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, and work-related issues.
Are you an LGBTQ+ person and looking to gain some clarity in life? Are you struggling with your romantic relationships or trying to make sense of your past? You might find that you feel isolated, alone and are missing out on connections with loved ones. These difficult feelings can cloud the parts of your life which should bring you joy; this unhappiness can lead to further disconnect with those around us.
Are you, or someone you know, struggling day too day with Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Stress, work related issues, or maybe loneliness? We can work together, allowing you the opportunity to share your situation, within a private, safe and comfortable space. I am located within Manchester City Centre, ideally situated for public transport links, also with many parking facilities close by. I have 8+ years experience, working within the NHS, Schools, Mental Health centres and private practice. I will encourage you to express your thoughts and feelings, whilst helping you to make sense of what is happening for you.
Do you get overwhelmed or stuck with your situation, thoughts & feelings? Causing demotivation, unhappiness as well as being emotionally drained due to repeated negative thinking, undesirable feelings, opinions and/or patterns of behaviour affecting your sense of worth or value. I understand with a head full of chaotic thoughts, over thinking or worrying can increase your anxiety, low mood and affect your wellbeing causing obstacles, emotional difficulties & being unable to move on to a better place. Never mind how do you get there, where do you start?
Expecting to have some enjoyment and a sense of fulfilment in life is not a pipe dream – it’s your purpose and your right. If you’re like 99% of others, then you can’t quit your job and travel the world because a quote on social media told you that’s how to be happy. Life is tough, and things often get thrown our way that knock us sideways. You might even be waking up more than you’d care to asking: “what is the point in all this?”. Or maybe you feel stuck in a cycle, struggling to make changes in your life? You're not alone, and you don't have to feel this way.
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.
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.
You may be experiencing anxiety, have family struggles, feeling sad or low, or finding the current coronavirus crisis overwhelming. Maybe you experienced a bereavement during the Covid-19 pandemic and are struggling with processing that loss. As your person-centred counsellor I keep you, the client, at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be daunting, and sometimes you may not know what to expect. When you work with me, you will find a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you will be truly heard whether that is in face to face counselling or E-counselling. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
I have been a practicing counsellor since 2006 and supervisor since 2011. I am very passionate about helping all individuals, from all walks of life, to gain control back into their lives, be able to use their own initiative and make decisions for themselves. When all of us reach a low point within our lives it can make us feel vulnerable and enhance feelings of insecurity. Here is where I would like to have the opportunity to unravel and explore alongside of you, any issues you may be facing in this very fast pace world we live in today. such as Anxiety; Depression; Relationship Issues; Work Related Stress etc.
Are you looking for support while working through fear, anxiety, & stress? Are these having negative effects on your relationship with yourself, your personal relationships & friendships? Is someone close experiencing them? Perhaps you have reached a crossroads, are grieving the loss of something or someone dear? Wherever you are on the path of life I offer a safe space providing support, and exploration of needs and anxieties, facilitating with you meaningful change. My experience of working in the addictions field has made me aware of what issues can develop and the impact this can have on an individual and their family.
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.
If you're tired of battling stress, overwhelm, anxiety or if you're frustrated because you can't seem to be as productive or confident as you want, or need, to be then hypnotherapy can work amazingly well for you. Your subconscious is in the driving seat and while it tries to help you feel safe and survive, it can also hinder you too. Often we aren't entirely aware, at a conscious level, why we're struggling or stuck in self-sabotaging behaviour patterns. Hypnotherapy is able to reach your subconscious and work with it to correct course, allowing you to achieve what you want.
Are you wanting to be happier? Are feeling stuck in life and constantly procrastinating ? Are you feeling down, fed up, worried or stressed? Are you struggling with the demands of life and feeling overwhelmed? I understand as I've been there and so have many of the young people and Adults that I work with. Remember that you're not alone in this journey of life and the season will change. . I can help YOU to be the best version of yourself whilst overcoming emotional difficulties which may prevent YOU from achieving your potential and being happy.
Have you ever been judged by just being who and what you are? Have you been disapproved of your sexuality, identity, gender identity, your life choices, and what and who you want to be? It is difficult to live our lives every day being questioned by our families, friends, or others. Maybe at times, even we started to ask ourselves, Am I “normal”? Am I doing the wrong thing? Should I just try to do what they want me to do, but can I? Am I passable enough or will I ever be? It feels natural to me, but why are they judging me for it? Most important of all, do I deserve to be happy by being myself and how could I ever achieve that?
**Webcam/ Telephone sessions available** Hey there. If you're experiencing low mood, stress, anger, anxiety or worry, then it could be helpful to consider seeking therapy. Usually even working out where to even start can be a difficult and confusing process, and CBT is a fantastic way to help you to unpick problematic thoughts, feeling, behaviours and cycles which could be maintaining the problems you're experiencing
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Central Retail District, Manchester are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Central Retail District, Manchester then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Central Retail District, Manchester, or Child Psychologists in Central Retail District, Manchester.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Central Retail District, Manchester psychologists specialising in EMDR.
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 Central Retail District, 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.