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.
As, primarily, a Person-Centred therapist, I understand that each person and counselling relationship is unique. With presence and genuineness, I strive to attune to each individual, wherever they may be in that moment. My professional training and experience serves to support and illuminate the journey we embark on, side by side, and enables me to respond with sensitivity to you as a whole person. Person-Centred Therapy trusts that each person innately possesses the capacity for fulfilment and authenticity when met with the safe yet challenging environment in which to explore and grow.
With my brother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia nearly 30 years ago, I have personal experience of the family sacrifices and struggles related to the pain and stigma of mental illness. Having since, committing my life to the improvement of people’s emotional fitness and mental resilience, with support from organisations such as SANE and MIND, my own journey has allowed me to discover the true benefits of therapy first-hand. Personal therapy is proving invaluable for people to manage certain difficult or crisis situations in their lives and so transform their problems into major opportunities for personal growth.
Because the foundations of security begin in relationship and specifically, the first relationship we experience with our primary caregivers. I believe in the importance of relationship within the therapeutic setting. You will have the opportunity to examine how you relate to yourself internally and with others interpersonally. We will look at present-day relationships as well as childhood influences, and how these impact on the formation of self. Safety, care and compassion are my guiding principals when working therapeutically.
I am a Registered MBACP Integrative Counsellor working for many years now with clients who come to counselling with many and different issues, needs and goals. Currently I am a MSc Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy student at The University of Salford. I see clients online at the moment. I also teach Trauma Sensitive Yoga as a therapy where I incorporate Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness breathing practices and Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Meditation.
Hello my name is Sava I graduated within Integrative Transactional Analysis & run a successful private practice within The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy. Whatever you choose to share will be held completely within a confidential, safe & respected environment. I take a non-judgemental approach when working with my clients, & respect their individuality. I offer a quiet & secure space whilst I accompany you on your journey. I will be there as a support & guide for you throughout the whole process; you will lead the way & choose when to open certain doors, & I will respect your choice when choosing to do so or not.
You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or feeling confused that life, and relationships aren't turning out how you expected. We all find ourselves repeating unhelpful or painful patterns of behaviour sometimes, and feel unable to change them. In therapy these patterns are uncovered and you can learn how to change them to be a new, healthier and happier you, to enjoy a fuller life and healthier relationships. If you have not had therapy before give it a try. Everyone can benefit from therapy and improve their quality of life so don't hesitate to take the first step
Life can be hard, and sometimes the struggle to make sense of your feelings can seem overwhelming. This is ok. You may be at a point in your life when you feel stuck, and unable to move on, and don't know what to do. This is absolutely ok. You may feel that your life could improve and that you could live it more fully. Definitely ok. You may have noticed you keep repeating unhelpful behaviour patterns. This is ok, too.
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.
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.
Hello. I'm David Nicklin and I am a graduate of The Manchester Institute for Psychtherapy with Postgraduate Level 7 Diploma in Transactional Analysis from an Integrative Perspective where I now run my private practice. Transactional Analysis is a variety of psychotherapy which empowers people to make changes in their thinking and in their lives. As your therapist I will listen non-judgementally to your concerns and help you discover the path ahead that is right for you. TA therapy has helped me personally by leading me to a deeper understanding of myself, my life and relationships and freeing me to persue my goals.
I work with a wide variety of individuals in order for them to reach their therapeutic goals. I have a clinical interest in motivation and this type of work features in the work I provide. Anxiety tends to be the most common issue I work with, but I assist in a variety of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues as well.
I work with people from all walks and with many issues but all feel a need to change something in their lives. I can create a safe space to explore and understand the problems you bring, both individually or together with partners. I have helped many clients deal with the issues arising from depression, self doubt, anxiety and trauma, or changing notions of self worth, especially in the face of work stress.
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
I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through my training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way. I work with people on a range of issues, but find that I work with people with anxiety or depression most commonly, and pride myself on working hard to make people feel at ease.
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 in Manchester.
If you're thinking about therapy, you may have reached a stage in your life where you're ready to make some changes and don't know how to begin. Possibly you're experiencing anxiety, sleep difficulties, burnout or overwhelm. Your relationships may be under strain and your confidence has taken a knock. Maybe you're struggling to process a traumatic event or find painful experiences from your past prevent you from achieving your goals in the present. If any of this resonates with what you're feeling right now, please read on.
Hello, I’m Cheryl and we will work together to help you feel more like your real self. I can help you make sense of and deal with life, whether you feel depressed, anxious or alone, stressed at work or are struggling with relationships, divorce or bereavement. Maybe there isn't anything specific wrong right now but you need time, space and another perspective to recharge your batteries. Your experience of the world is unique to you and we will explore it in a way that suits you. There will be rewarding and fun moments too and I'll be sure to go at your pace.
I aim to take the stress out of therapy by providing flexibility around the time of sessions and delivery of sessions so that you can focus on what is bringing you to therapy. Through my free 20 minute telephone consultation we can get a feel for if we would work well together. I offer outdoor therapy allowing us to work together in the fresh air and natural surroundings of Heaton Park as we literally and figuratively walk side by side through the issues that are bringing you therapy. I deliver a person centred approach that places you as the expert as I guide the conversation and help you to make sense of the life around you.
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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Whalley Range, 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 Whalley Range, 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 Whalley Range, Manchester, or Child Psychologists in Whalley Range, Manchester.
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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 Whalley Range, 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.