Counselling in Manchester

Photo of Dr Kieran Nolan, PhD, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Dr Kieran Nolan
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I have been working full-time as a psychotherapist since 2002 and have over 16,000 clinical hours of experience. Trained in a number of different types of therapy, I offer a huge depth of experience, formerly as a Senior Psychotherapist with a community mental health team (CMHT) within the NHS and now as a psychotherapist in private practice. Additionally, as I have an unusual dual training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy, I am uniquely placed to offer a flexible and powerful approach to psychotherapy.
I have been working full-time as a psychotherapist since 2002 and have over 16,000 clinical hours of experience. Trained in a number of different types of therapy, I offer a huge depth of experience, formerly as a Senior Psychotherapist with a community mental health team (CMHT) within the NHS and now as a psychotherapist in private practice. Additionally, as I have an unusual dual training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy, I am uniquely placed to offer a flexible and powerful approach to psychotherapy.
0161 524 7962 View 0161 524 7962
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Salmaa Timol
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
At any stage in life, we can experience changes or moments where it becomes difficult to cope with our thoughts and feelings. This can result in feeling stuck and not knowing how to process what we're experiencing. What can make this more difficult is knowing who or how to open up to others or feeling like what you're experiencing is too much for someone to understand. Having a therapist allows you to share all parts of you, parts that are accepted wholeheartedly without shame or judgement, which may not feel possible even with those you feel closest to.
At any stage in life, we can experience changes or moments where it becomes difficult to cope with our thoughts and feelings. This can result in feeling stuck and not knowing how to process what we're experiencing. What can make this more difficult is knowing who or how to open up to others or feeling like what you're experiencing is too much for someone to understand. Having a therapist allows you to share all parts of you, parts that are accepted wholeheartedly without shame or judgement, which may not feel possible even with those you feel closest to.
01707 246829 View 01707 246829
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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.
0161 524 9435 View 0161 524 9435
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Mark Widdowson
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M1
Waitlist for new clients
I have almost 30 years experience as it a psychotherapist and have worked with an extensive range of issues and in many different settings over that time. I am currently a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at the university of Salford, professor of psychotherapy at Adam Mickiewicz University, director of Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation. I teach psychotherapists around Europe. After initially training in counselling, I then completed Transactional Analysis psychotherapy training. I am a teaching and supervising Transactional analyst. I am also an accredited EMDR therapist. I work in a time limited format of up to 20 sessions
I have almost 30 years experience as it a psychotherapist and have worked with an extensive range of issues and in many different settings over that time. I am currently a senior lecturer in psychotherapy at the university of Salford, professor of psychotherapy at Adam Mickiewicz University, director of Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation. I teach psychotherapists around Europe. After initially training in counselling, I then completed Transactional Analysis psychotherapy training. I am a teaching and supervising Transactional analyst. I am also an accredited EMDR therapist. I work in a time limited format of up to 20 sessions
07970 541816 View 07970 541816
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Kwesi Amesu
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
In the maze of life's unexpected challenges, I commend your courage in seeking support. I often liken our struggles to a bag of jigsaw puzzle pieces; in counseling, we empty these pieces onto the table and begin turning them right side up. Together, we navigate this intricate puzzle, allowing you to choose which piece to tackle first. It would be my privilege to accompany you on this journey of self-discovery, offering guidance and support as you unravel the mysteries of your life's puzzle.
In the maze of life's unexpected challenges, I commend your courage in seeking support. I often liken our struggles to a bag of jigsaw puzzle pieces; in counseling, we empty these pieces onto the table and begin turning them right side up. Together, we navigate this intricate puzzle, allowing you to choose which piece to tackle first. It would be my privilege to accompany you on this journey of self-discovery, offering guidance and support as you unravel the mysteries of your life's puzzle.
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Genevieve Collister Brown
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Not accepting new clients
I'm a sex and relationship therapist with over 5 years experience in empowering people through sex education. I work with a wide range of issues including understanding your gender, sexuality and identities (inc. LGBTQIA+), finding the right relationship style for you (non-monogamy, monogamy, polyamory etc), negotiating safer BDSM and kink practices, exploring consent, issues with sexual functioning (genital pain, erection issues, inability to orgasm etc), navigating relationship conflicts and improving sexual intimacy. I also work with people who have experienced sexual trauma and abuse and work in a trauma-informed way.
I'm a sex and relationship therapist with over 5 years experience in empowering people through sex education. I work with a wide range of issues including understanding your gender, sexuality and identities (inc. LGBTQIA+), finding the right relationship style for you (non-monogamy, monogamy, polyamory etc), negotiating safer BDSM and kink practices, exploring consent, issues with sexual functioning (genital pain, erection issues, inability to orgasm etc), navigating relationship conflicts and improving sexual intimacy. I also work with people who have experienced sexual trauma and abuse and work in a trauma-informed way.
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Tiffany Leung
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
I have extensive therapy experiences in supporting a wide range of challenges and all walks of life. I strive to work with you in a way which ensures that you can completely be 'just you'. You can be comfortable to bring any difficulties and unspoken thoughts and feelings to me, and we together find out 'the why(s)' in your life, relationships and in you. We recognize it is not easy, though I devote to building trust, that you can develop your own voice and resilience. We walk together to put listening, understanding and compassion first, before taking changes which are manageable, realistic and sustainable.
I have extensive therapy experiences in supporting a wide range of challenges and all walks of life. I strive to work with you in a way which ensures that you can completely be 'just you'. You can be comfortable to bring any difficulties and unspoken thoughts and feelings to me, and we together find out 'the why(s)' in your life, relationships and in you. We recognize it is not easy, though I devote to building trust, that you can develop your own voice and resilience. We walk together to put listening, understanding and compassion first, before taking changes which are manageable, realistic and sustainable.
0161 850 3557 View 0161 850 3557
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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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Katherine Marcinski
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M29  (Online Only)
Hello and a warm welcome to my profile! I hope you find the information here useful to help you decide if I might be the right fit for you. Currently I work in 2 schools, as well as online from my home office counselling adults and young people; and supervising other counsellors. I've been a person centred counsellor for over 15 years. I believe that all people have the capability to grow and to know what is best for them in order to do so. Sometimes life happens, challenging situations can arise or we may feel our way of dealing with things is not to our liking and we need a bit of outside help or guidance to get us back on track.
Hello and a warm welcome to my profile! I hope you find the information here useful to help you decide if I might be the right fit for you. Currently I work in 2 schools, as well as online from my home office counselling adults and young people; and supervising other counsellors. I've been a person centred counsellor for over 15 years. I believe that all people have the capability to grow and to know what is best for them in order to do so. Sometimes life happens, challenging situations can arise or we may feel our way of dealing with things is not to our liking and we need a bit of outside help or guidance to get us back on track.
01942 932439 View 01942 932439
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Lesley Nance
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Firstly, let me reassure you, what you are feeling isnt permanent. Things WILL change, and all it takes is one session to start feeling better. I am here to say that whatever you are going through, change IS possible and do-able, with patience,self discovery, understanding, and professional support and expert knowledge. I can help you to see what is going on for you, discover your own internal resources as well as provide you with additional tools that help you to regulate your emotions, enabling you to cope in the here and now, but also going forward.
Firstly, let me reassure you, what you are feeling isnt permanent. Things WILL change, and all it takes is one session to start feeling better. I am here to say that whatever you are going through, change IS possible and do-able, with patience,self discovery, understanding, and professional support and expert knowledge. I can help you to see what is going on for you, discover your own internal resources as well as provide you with additional tools that help you to regulate your emotions, enabling you to cope in the here and now, but also going forward.
0161 524 6358 View 0161 524 6358
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Marlene du Plessis
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
Through a trauma sensitive lens, I use various methods to help you in navigating your challenges, such as anxiety, depression, complex trauma, or ADHD, to name a few. My dedication lies in guiding you through exploring specific aspects of your life during our sessions, enabling you to develop deeper self-awareness and understanding of your circumstances at a pace that feels safe and suitable for you. I have extensive experience working within the Jewish culture, and being South African, I am able to do sessions in Afrikaans as well.
Through a trauma sensitive lens, I use various methods to help you in navigating your challenges, such as anxiety, depression, complex trauma, or ADHD, to name a few. My dedication lies in guiding you through exploring specific aspects of your life during our sessions, enabling you to develop deeper self-awareness and understanding of your circumstances at a pace that feels safe and suitable for you. I have extensive experience working within the Jewish culture, and being South African, I am able to do sessions in Afrikaans as well.
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Photo of Zara Whiteley, MBACP, Counsellor
Zara Whiteley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M3
Everyone comes to therapy with a loss, whether that is a bereavement, a relationship break-up, changes in health, the loss of a friendship, a change of job, etc. There are many different endings that we go through in life. Therapy is a safe and supportive place to talk, it provides the opportunity to process what has happened and to explore who you are now and how you can move forward. Therapy is a place where you can say out loud all of those things you can't say elsewhere. You can talk about things you may not feel able to talk about with friends or family.
Everyone comes to therapy with a loss, whether that is a bereavement, a relationship break-up, changes in health, the loss of a friendship, a change of job, etc. There are many different endings that we go through in life. Therapy is a safe and supportive place to talk, it provides the opportunity to process what has happened and to explore who you are now and how you can move forward. Therapy is a place where you can say out loud all of those things you can't say elsewhere. You can talk about things you may not feel able to talk about with friends or family.
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Photo of Dan Kearsley, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Dan Kearsley
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M2
Hi there I’m Dan, I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with additional training in EMDR. I have over 13 years experience of delivering psychological therapies in the NHS and privately. I am also an experienced CBT Clinical Supervisor. In my sessions I place my clients at the heart of everything I do. I offer a warm and compassionate approach to help my clients firstly understand why they feel the way they do, then work together at new ways of coping. All of my practice is based on evidence based treatments recognised by the NHS.
Hi there I’m Dan, I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with additional training in EMDR. I have over 13 years experience of delivering psychological therapies in the NHS and privately. I am also an experienced CBT Clinical Supervisor. In my sessions I place my clients at the heart of everything I do. I offer a warm and compassionate approach to help my clients firstly understand why they feel the way they do, then work together at new ways of coping. All of my practice is based on evidence based treatments recognised by the NHS.
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Photo of Urszula T Wozniak, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Urszula T Wozniak
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
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?
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?
0161 696 8328 View 0161 696 8328
Photo of James Sussex, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
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.
01707 927514 View 01707 927514
Photo of Sarah Bruce, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Sarah Bruce
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Not accepting new clients
Is anxiety or excessive worry getting in the way for your? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thinking? Or are you finding it hard to live with a traumatic event? Difficult thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. This suggests you would benefit from structured therapy to learn some new ways of coping.
Is anxiety or excessive worry getting in the way for your? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thinking? Or are you finding it hard to live with a traumatic event? Difficult thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. This suggests you would benefit from structured therapy to learn some new ways of coping.
01707 938825 View 01707 938825
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Katherine Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M2
Are you feeling anxious, lost, depressed, lonely or stuck? Is life overwhelming you? Do you feel like there are things in your past you need to talk about? Trauma, depression and anxiety can feel physically as well as emotionally overwhelming, and it can be hard to take the time to really focus on ourselves and listen to what we need. I work in a non judgemental way, and value inclusively.
Are you feeling anxious, lost, depressed, lonely or stuck? Is life overwhelming you? Do you feel like there are things in your past you need to talk about? Trauma, depression and anxiety can feel physically as well as emotionally overwhelming, and it can be hard to take the time to really focus on ourselves and listen to what we need. I work in a non judgemental way, and value inclusively.
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Dimitrios Monochristou
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an accreditted cognitive analytic therapist (CAT) and a EMDR therapist. I enjoy working with people from various ethnic, cultural and class backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ demographic, all age groups above 16.
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an accreditted cognitive analytic therapist (CAT) and a EMDR therapist. I enjoy working with people from various ethnic, cultural and class backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ demographic, all age groups above 16.
01707 241302 View 01707 241302
Photo of Adrian Carrier, BACP, Counsellor
Adrian Carrier
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
I provide a supportive environment in which we can explore together the difficulties that you're experiencing. I feel that holding warm, and understanding space in which you can grow is paramount and wholeheartedly respect that you are the expert of your own unique way of thinking, feeling, and experiencing. As such, I will trust, encourage, and support you to guide us on our journey together.
I provide a supportive environment in which we can explore together the difficulties that you're experiencing. I feel that holding warm, and understanding space in which you can grow is paramount and wholeheartedly respect that you are the expert of your own unique way of thinking, feeling, and experiencing. As such, I will trust, encourage, and support you to guide us on our journey together.
01707 954010 View 01707 954010
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Rebecca Jane Garside
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M32  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Beck and I am a person centred counsellor. I am skilled in helping people find their way through life. I have many years experience of counselling all age groups from teenage through to seniors. I have counselled people for whom everyday life is a struggle; helping people navigate the challenges of grief, loss and heartbreaking devastation. I have worked for many years with people who have experience of the care system; also issues concerning identity around birth families and foster care. Finding the right counsellor is important so that you feel supported and able to explore your issues and achieve sustainable change
Hi my name is Beck and I am a person centred counsellor. I am skilled in helping people find their way through life. I have many years experience of counselling all age groups from teenage through to seniors. I have counselled people for whom everyday life is a struggle; helping people navigate the challenges of grief, loss and heartbreaking devastation. I have worked for many years with people who have experience of the care system; also issues concerning identity around birth families and foster care. Finding the right counsellor is important so that you feel supported and able to explore your issues and achieve sustainable change
0161 524 2627 View 0161 524 2627

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Manchester

800+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Manchester who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
47% Bupa

How Counsellors in Manchester see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary