Counselling in Manchester

Photo of Philipp C. Berkovits, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Philipp C. Berkovits
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
Choosing a therapist can be a tricky task, there are just so many! Perhaps taking a moment to pause and check inwardly for a 'felt sense' about a potential match may help you decide. This experiential practice is known as 'focusing'. I frequently invite my clients to pause and check for a bodily felt sense as I believe talking about a problem is not always enough. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing on humanistic, cognitive (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I am also currently training in EMDR therapy.
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Shaun Joseph Francis Brookhouse
Psychotherapist, MA, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
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 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.
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Simon Alan Walford
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M28
I have over 20 years’ experience of working with people. I am a qualified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I passionately believe in the benefits of talking therapy and have an intrinsic, empathic approach to my clients, helping them talk through their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I work with people dealing with the emotional effects of anxiety, stress (including work- place stress) and depression, focusing on the here and now, helping them find balance and peace. I offer a confidential, safe space where my clients openly explore their issues in a supportive and caring environment, working at their own pace
I have over 20 years’ experience of working with people. I am a qualified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I passionately believe in the benefits of talking therapy and have an intrinsic, empathic approach to my clients, helping them talk through their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I work with people dealing with the emotional effects of anxiety, stress (including work- place stress) and depression, focusing on the here and now, helping them find balance and peace. I offer a confidential, safe space where my clients openly explore their issues in a supportive and caring environment, working at their own pace
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Craig Budzik
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
When working together we will build a holistic, therapeutic relationship which will serve you in the best possible way, encouraging you to flourish and grow. I will walk alongside you on your path of self-discovery and healing. I believe we all have the knowledge to bring healing into our lives. I will do my best to help create an environment in which you can gently, safely and kindly exist so that we can both explore the lighter and darker parts of existence.
When working together we will build a holistic, therapeutic relationship which will serve you in the best possible way, encouraging you to flourish and grow. I will walk alongside you on your path of self-discovery and healing. I believe we all have the knowledge to bring healing into our lives. I will do my best to help create an environment in which you can gently, safely and kindly exist so that we can both explore the lighter and darker parts of existence.
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Equa
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
I'm a Person Centred Diversity-Affirming Counsellor and have extensive experience in working successfully with people to overcome relationship/s and family problems caused by anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma and abuse. Whether it's a relationship break up, cheating, jealousy, frequent arguments, lack of trust, poor communication, fear of rejection and abandonment, navigating polyamory, coming out, explaining ADHD or Autism to your partner/s, friends and family, the list goes on.
I'm a Person Centred Diversity-Affirming Counsellor and have extensive experience in working successfully with people to overcome relationship/s and family problems caused by anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma and abuse. Whether it's a relationship break up, cheating, jealousy, frequent arguments, lack of trust, poor communication, fear of rejection and abandonment, navigating polyamory, coming out, explaining ADHD or Autism to your partner/s, friends and family, the list goes on.
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Sarah Alsawy-Davies
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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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Curated Self
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Are you looking for support to help make changes and take back control? I work with anxiety, stress, trauma, anger management, confidence building and sports performance enhancement at the semi-professional and professional level. I passionately believe in the evidence-based therapies I use to help my clients. My whole-system approach looks at the thought patterns, physical systems, environment, and relationship patterns that keep you stuck. Core changes are easier when you aren’t distracted by feelings of distress, anger, frustration, anxiety, or sadness.
Are you looking for support to help make changes and take back control? I work with anxiety, stress, trauma, anger management, confidence building and sports performance enhancement at the semi-professional and professional level. I passionately believe in the evidence-based therapies I use to help my clients. My whole-system approach looks at the thought patterns, physical systems, environment, and relationship patterns that keep you stuck. Core changes are easier when you aren’t distracted by feelings of distress, anger, frustration, anxiety, or sadness.
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Ruth Mykoo
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
Sometimes life throws us challenges both through past and present experiences, which knock us off our feet and we become engulfed in uncertainty, worry and fear. It could be that we start to doubt ourselves and feel that we are not good enough or we are unable to cope, leading to anxiety and depression. Whatever you are going through, it deserves care, attention and compassion and I believe that you have the inner wisdom to work through these issues as you are the person that knows yourself better than anyone,
Sometimes life throws us challenges both through past and present experiences, which knock us off our feet and we become engulfed in uncertainty, worry and fear. It could be that we start to doubt ourselves and feel that we are not good enough or we are unable to cope, leading to anxiety and depression. Whatever you are going through, it deserves care, attention and compassion and I believe that you have the inner wisdom to work through these issues as you are the person that knows yourself better than anyone,
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Dan Owens-Cooper
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M4
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.
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.
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James Sussex
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I work through an integrative lens, from a humanistic grounding. In sum, you are the centre of the work we do; the expert by experience on your life. My aim as a therapist is to be alongside you where you are now, and to work with you to define current obstacles, and move forward into a space that is more desirable and satisfactory for you.
I work through an integrative lens, from a humanistic grounding. In sum, you are the centre of the work we do; the expert by experience on your life. My aim as a therapist is to be alongside you where you are now, and to work with you to define current obstacles, and move forward into a space that is more desirable and satisfactory for you.
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Paul Thorley-Ryder CBT, EMDR and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M24
Hello, thank you for taking a closer look. It can be really hard to select a therapist that will help you get the results you want, and all of that on top of the pain and struggles you've been living with. I'd like to help you if you're feeling anxious, unhappy, confused, or struggling to cope with a long term problem, or recent event or change. I offer support using evidence based approaches flexibly and sensitively in light of your situation - including CBT, EMDR, Gestalt counselling, person centred counselling, emotionally focussed psychotherapy. I can offer a spac to talk, work dynamically, or using creative processes.
Hello, thank you for taking a closer look. It can be really hard to select a therapist that will help you get the results you want, and all of that on top of the pain and struggles you've been living with. I'd like to help you if you're feeling anxious, unhappy, confused, or struggling to cope with a long term problem, or recent event or change. I offer support using evidence based approaches flexibly and sensitively in light of your situation - including CBT, EMDR, Gestalt counselling, person centred counselling, emotionally focussed psychotherapy. I can offer a spac to talk, work dynamically, or using creative processes.
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Photo of Julia Kouyoumdjian, MBACP, Counsellor
Julia Kouyoumdjian
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M14
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 judgement. The counselling I provide is a solution focused talking therapy where my full attention, empathy, and respect for you will always be present. It will challenge you to think about how you can change any negative thoughts or patterns that are occurring, so you can live the life you want to lead in a healthier and more authentic way. I work with adults of all ages, genders, backgrounds and cultures.
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 judgement. The counselling I provide is a solution focused talking therapy where my full attention, empathy, and respect for you will always be present. It will challenge you to think about how you can change any negative thoughts or patterns that are occurring, so you can live the life you want to lead in a healthier and more authentic way. I work with adults of all ages, genders, backgrounds and cultures.
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Patrick John Breheny
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M19
I am an experienced and qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am registered with the BACP (British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy). My name is Patrick Breheny, I am a father of three young boys and Husband. I believe in good communication both in my personal life and professional life, I have a strong belief that Counselling is a way of life and I use the foundations of Counselling to enhance all my relationships. Born in Manchester I am familiar with the culture and the togetherness Manchester brings to peoples lives.
I am an experienced and qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am registered with the BACP (British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy). My name is Patrick Breheny, I am a father of three young boys and Husband. I believe in good communication both in my personal life and professional life, I have a strong belief that Counselling is a way of life and I use the foundations of Counselling to enhance all my relationships. Born in Manchester I am familiar with the culture and the togetherness Manchester brings to peoples lives.
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South Manchester Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
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.
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.
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Jocelyn Harvey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Not accepting new clients
I started my counselling training over 12 years ago and have years of experience working with people who are striving to understand themselves and these complicated lives that we are all living. I will never get over how much courage it takes to reach out for help at a time of crisis and I am always blown away at the strength and resilience of the human mind. I believe that we all have the potential to grow & heal and that counselling works to facilitate this process. Counselling is for everyone. Not just those who may consider themselves to be in an extreme crisis. I treat each client as an individual working with your unique needs
I started my counselling training over 12 years ago and have years of experience working with people who are striving to understand themselves and these complicated lives that we are all living. I will never get over how much courage it takes to reach out for help at a time of crisis and I am always blown away at the strength and resilience of the human mind. I believe that we all have the potential to grow & heal and that counselling works to facilitate this process. Counselling is for everyone. Not just those who may consider themselves to be in an extreme crisis. I treat each client as an individual working with your unique needs
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David Peak
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Life is difficult. Every day you face a thousand intangible threats to your mental well-being and self-esteem. Your brain reacts, creating a collection of sensations which we call anxiety. Sometimes you feel hopeless-there's no way out of trouble and you feel yourself becoming more withdrawn, isolated and depressed. Or, perhaps living with the person you love is impossible. Talking things over with family or friends can help. But you may have reasons why that's not appropriate or you need specific specialist help. Then is the time to speak with an impartial, trained, professional, in confidence.
Life is difficult. Every day you face a thousand intangible threats to your mental well-being and self-esteem. Your brain reacts, creating a collection of sensations which we call anxiety. Sometimes you feel hopeless-there's no way out of trouble and you feel yourself becoming more withdrawn, isolated and depressed. Or, perhaps living with the person you love is impossible. Talking things over with family or friends can help. But you may have reasons why that's not appropriate or you need specific specialist help. Then is the time to speak with an impartial, trained, professional, in confidence.
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Michelle Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
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.
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.
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Ben Dawson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at 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.
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at 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.
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Paul James Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
**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
**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
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Lorna Ellen Dungey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M32
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
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Number of Counsellors in Manchester

800+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Manchester who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Self Esteem
80% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
57% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Manchester see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
27% Male
2% Non-Binary