Psychodynamic Counselling in Manchester

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Sarah Alsawy-Davies
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I tailor therapy bespoke to your difficulties, integrating CBT, Cognitive Analytical Therapy, Psychodynamic Approach, Attachment-Based Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I'm glad you've taken the first step by coming here to improve your life. I specialise working with people who have experienced traumatic relationships, traumatic attachments, issues of abuse and neglect in a relationship - no matter how big or small this may feel. It may be you were in a relationship where you felt like you were not good enough, other people were gas-lighting you, or you were invalidated or misunderstood. I help people feel confident, develop boundaries, be more assertive, improve their self-esteem after feeling panicked, anxious, or walking on eggshells.
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Manchester M45
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Simon Rutter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
In psychodynamic psychotherapy, there is a focus on your emotional world and how feelings are expressed or avoided; in time, we'd identify recurring themes and patterns in your life; we would think about past experience and how it relates to the present; we'd get to know your relationships, including the therapy relationship itself; and, because emotional conflict is invariably woven into the fabric of our lives, we would explore the inner world of daydreams, dreams, images and thoughts. Saying whatever comes to mind - if you feel free to say it - is a powerful and meaningful way to relieve distress and to find change in your life.
01707 241330
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Manchester M3
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Dr Wendy Macdonald
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The therapy I have trained in is Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT).
I believe that any of us have the capacity to make changes in our lives and relationships. I am committed in my work to enable and support people to bring about longed for improvements. I think that relationships with self and others are central to this process. I feel passionate about supporting and enabling my clients to bring about desired changes in their lives and relationships. I have successfully worked for over 10 years with clients who present with a broad range of difficulties. I do my upmost to provide clients with an understanding of their problems and ways in which they can work towards positive change.
0161 524 0083
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Manchester M20
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Ross Charnock
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a strong track record helping patients recover within the NHS. I offer a safe, consistent setting in private practice to enable change that is not always possible within time-limited therapy. My ongoing training in psychodynamic psychotherapy means there is more bandwidth in my practice to help patients with a range of anxiety specific disorders and depression, including trauma, understand themselves more fully. I help patients understand that the world we live in often makes us internalise blame and we might avoid more healthy ways of depending on others, which can affect our relationships.
01422 411235
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Manchester M45
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Barbara Elizabeth Hann
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an integrative counsellor, trained in Psychodynamic psychotherapy.
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
01243 200328
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Manchester M1
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Dr Stephen Hoole
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have doctoral level training in a variety of therapeutic approaches, which means that I am not limited by a specific type of therapy; I draw heavily on psychodynamic approaches, attachment theory, narrative therapy, mindfulness, CBT, and DBT skills.
I have worked in the caring professions for 18 years and for the last 8 years as a Clinical Psychologist. I have now studied, specialised & work exclusively in online therapy. I work with clients, over the age of 18, who are experiencing psychological distress in different ways; be that depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, work problems, or a general accumulation of life stressors. I approach each client as an individual, listen to their story and tailor an intervention based on their personal situation and needs. Through collaborative discussion, we will work toward fresh understanding and new ways of coping.
01706 615011
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Manchester M1
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Malik Rezzi
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach has been influenced by integrative, humanistic, cognitive behavioural, applied behaviour analysis, meditation, mindfulness-based, psychodynamic therapy, ISTPD etc.
I was born and raised in multicultural societies all my life. Living in several different countries on 3 different continents (United Arab Emirates, Canada, Pakistan, Wales and England) has given me unique knowledge about culturally adapting therapy. It has also taught me to understand and work with many different kinds of people. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with the client to create a safe and comfortable space to address and potentially alleviate psychological trauma.
020 3872 2437
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Manchester M1
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UK Learning and Counselling Network
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I work with you to identify the underlying causes using psychodynamic therapy and coaching techniques allowing you to move in a positive direction.
It is most gratifying for me to play a role in facilitating meaningful resolution through painful issues and impasses in someone’s life and then see them begin to thrive through the application of the new perspectives and problem solving approaches One of the key aspects in this endeavour is that a meaningful and successful outcome involves a mutual collaborative effort by both the therapist and the client. Since personal change is one of the greatest challenges any of us will encounter, I believe that cultivating this collaboration is the art of therapy that is both delicate and crucial in our achievements.
01924 975539
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Manchester M1
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Georgia Chronaki
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My work draws on Person-Centred Therapy, relational and psychodynamic therapy.
Wellbeing means different things to different people. Whether you are looking for a new direction in life, feel under pressure, struggle in a relationship, or struggle to find words to talk about what you are going through, I am glad that you found your way here. Making the choice to seek help is brave and an important step forward. If you feel you are in a difficult place and would like to talk to someone, I am here to listen and help you find the answers within yourself at a pace that feels comfortable to you. I work with adults and have specialist expertise working with young people with anger and other difficulties.
0161 524 1435
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Manchester M3
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Lois Chadwick
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I look towards the past to make connections with the present.
I am a qualified psychotherapist. My practise offers a safe, supportive and confidential space for clients who work within the music and entertainment industries. Alongside my practise I work in the music industry so I can identify with problems that can arise from these areas which I've found to be both helpful and supportive to clients. Whilst all may appear great on the outside, I understand how in reality life can feel very lonely in such high pressurised situations for artists and industry professionals and family members of. The management of family/personal life versus life on the road, commitments to
01273 092509
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Manchester M1
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Valerian Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Primarily, I use strategies drawn from different CBT models, SFBT & psychodynamic therapy.
We are currently living in unsettling and uncertain times, Such persistent uncertainty in our lives can lead to abnormally raised levels of anxiety, insecurity and fear. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, these were likely to arise from fear for your health and those close to you, the grief arising from bereavement, the strain of social isolation and the financial consequences of unemployment, loss of financial security. The current cost of living crisis can only make things worse.You are in acute need of support but reluctant to burden friends or family because they may also be struggling their own pressures and stress.
01663 797395
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Manchester M34
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Purple Phoenix Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work as a Integrative therapist which is a fusion of therapeutic approaches including Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT & Gestalt.
Hello and welcome to my page, my role is not to advise or guide you, but to listen carefully and to join you on your journey to becoming a better version of yourself. My role is not to advise or guide you, but to listen carefully and to join you on your journey to becoming a better version of yourself.
0121 387 0347
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Manchester M1
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Catherine Asta
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
Verified
I'm a person centered therapist, and I use an integrative and compassion focused approach - a combination of CBT, Psychodynamic and Narrative approaches - and all with a huge dollop of compassion, and I work from a neurodivergent affirming perspective.
A compassion driven Psychotherapist - with an unequivocal specialism in ‘Bringing Sparkle Back’ and an impassioned champion of women and their stories. Over the last 7 years I’ve worked with hundreds of women and have spent thousands and thousand of hours inside the minds of women. I’m UK based, Ilkley in Yorkshire to be precise, but with a global client base, and a featured expert across the BBC and the media. I am licensed to practice with the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCIP) and was awarded a Fellow in 2019 for outstanding commitment to my profession - www.catherineasta.com
01943 660554
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Manchester M1
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Paula Broome
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Psychodynamic , Person-Centred and CBT models; I work integratively and we will discuss in depth the best approach for you.
Are you struggling with low mood or anxiety? Perhaps this is affecting your performance at work or your relationships? Maybe you have experienced years of low self-esteem or depression or feel you are not the person you once were? We all experience difficulties in life and carry negative beliefs about ourselves. This can lead to feelings of low self-worth which can negatively impact our lives. I have extensive experience helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, panic, life transitions and bereavement, as well as specifically with coercive control (abusive relationships and religious trauma).
020 3835 5411
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Manchester M21
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Dr Christopher McCormack
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have completed doctoral-level training in multiple therapeutic approaches: psychodynamic , systemic and cognitive behavioural therapies.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties. In my NHS posts, I work in an HIV & Sexual Health service and a specialist mental health team that provides input to inpatients and outpatients struggling with physical health problems. I am particularly experienced at seeing people and couples presenting with sexual difficulties, such as painful sex or unreliable erections. I also have a specialist interest in anxiety disorders and the application of cognitive behavioural therapy in its treatment.
01689 668406
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Manchester M1
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Zsofia Kaplar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I'm trained in psychodynamic and person-centred therapies and integrate CBT-skills.
Life is a series of changes, often bringing loss and pain but also the seeds of a positive transformation. Even if you're unsure how to move forward, a theme can emerge. Counselling can facilitate a new understanding of ourselves, our different relationships, our place in the world. By reassessing hopes and fears, we can work towards the difference we want to experience. Alongside general counselling, I have specialist experience in post-natal depression and traumatic emotional and sexual abuse. My approach, however, is to treat every person without presumptions, trusting the space that opens up and finding the best way for you.
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Manchester M1
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Chris Grant
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
The main therapeutic modalities I draw upon are psychodynamic psychotherapy, acceptance commitment therapy, schema therapy and MBCBT.
I am a trans non binary integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, with many years of experience working in an NHS Clinical Psychology Department and private practice. In private practice, I welcome anyone who feels that psychotherapy may be of help, whether you are looking to have just a few sessions to think about a specific issue or situation, or would like to consider longer-term therapy. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, illness, bereavement, self-esteem, gender and sexuality, queer identity, life-changes, are just some of the reasons why you may want to try psychotherapy.
0141 483 7522
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Manchester M1
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Blue River Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Myself and the Associates I work with draw on different therapeutic modalities to help you develop insight into your experiences, these may include: Psychodynamic , attachment theory, black feminist concepts, compassion-focussed therapy (CFT), sensorimotor psychotherapy, EMDR, CBT, family, systemic and narrative approaches.
Hello, I am Dr Rima Lamba. I'm a feminist counselling psychologist with an interest in the unique experiences of women from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I work closely with women who have struggled with self esteem & identity, relationship issues, difficulties in motherhood, life transitions, attachment and early trauma, and transgenerational trauma. I am particularly interested in the structural power differences that impact people, so I work closely on issues to do with patriarchy, race, culture and more. I also work with a team of therapists who can support clients, including adult families.
0161 696 1620
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Manchester M1
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Richard Neil Papworth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counselling has a distinct focus on events which have troubled us in the past, although we might not have awareness of them, and continue to trouble us in the present often through repeated patterns. There might not be any defined areas of concern for clients, and issues can be deep-seated; however, the therapeutic relationship aims to bring these aspects into consciousness in a manageable way so that they may be worked through safely. While psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counselling is often open-ended and can span several years, short courses of six months or less have also shown to be effective.
023 8144 0269
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Manchester M13
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Lee Rowland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a trusted Psychodynamic /CBT Therapist. I have helped many break through the obstacles holding them back; Life’s too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. I am proficient in issues including, Early Life Experiences, ADHD, Addiction, Alcohol/Drug issues, OCD/Phobias, Anxiety/Depression, Work Related Stress, PTSD, Autistic Spectrum, Bereavement, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Panic Disorder.
0151 453 6765
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Manchester M13
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Psychodynamic Counsellors
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.