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Calming Minds Soothing Souls Therapies MBACP
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
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Magdalena Bugajska
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
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Dr Kate Williams-Markey
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Hello! I work as a Clinical Psychologist part-time in the NHS, and part-time from home. Fundamentally, I enjoy meeting people and working alongside people to help process and understand their experiences. Sometimes our life experiences and difficulties we encounter can feel overwhelming, and we may not know where to start. I can help you start to make sense of your experiences through talking about them and applying a range of therapeutic approaches along the way.
Hello! I work as a Clinical Psychologist part-time in the NHS, and part-time from home. Fundamentally, I enjoy meeting people and working alongside people to help process and understand their experiences. Sometimes our life experiences and difficulties we encounter can feel overwhelming, and we may not know where to start. I can help you start to make sense of your experiences through talking about them and applying a range of therapeutic approaches along the way.
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Sarah Hayes
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
At certain points in our lives, we might find ourselves in what may seem like an unbreakable cycle of self-destructive behaviours, overwhelming emotions and a sense of disconnect to those around us, or perhaps even within ourselves. If you’re reading this, it is likely that you currently find yourself somewhere within that cycle or you may have feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-worth. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, intrusive and obsessive thoughts, self-harm, child-hood trauma or grief. Whatever the reason may be, I just want to firstly remind you that you are not alone.
At certain points in our lives, we might find ourselves in what may seem like an unbreakable cycle of self-destructive behaviours, overwhelming emotions and a sense of disconnect to those around us, or perhaps even within ourselves. If you’re reading this, it is likely that you currently find yourself somewhere within that cycle or you may have feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-worth. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, intrusive and obsessive thoughts, self-harm, child-hood trauma or grief. Whatever the reason may be, I just want to firstly remind you that you are not alone.
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Alexandra Gillyon
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an integrative counsellor and work with people looking for change, ways to cope, grow or to find meaning. My approach is honest, warm and supportive and I offer flexible and adhoc appointments. My aim is to help you open up the possibilities in your life: Identify the patterns that no longer serve you, move you towards finding your potential and live in a way that feels more fulfilling and authentic with your true self. My practice is LGBTQ friendly.
I am an integrative counsellor and work with people looking for change, ways to cope, grow or to find meaning. My approach is honest, warm and supportive and I offer flexible and adhoc appointments. My aim is to help you open up the possibilities in your life: Identify the patterns that no longer serve you, move you towards finding your potential and live in a way that feels more fulfilling and authentic with your true self. My practice is LGBTQ friendly.
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True Living Therapies
Verified Verified
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.
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.
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Take Care Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Anxiety, depression, emotional distress, life's upheavels, bereavement are just some of the reasons causing emotional pain. As we move through life some of our past experiences can stay alive in our day to day and cause pain and distress. I believe everyone has the ability to find their way through tough times and heal and grow. I have worked with many different presenting issues in a sensitive and compassionate way. I am a person centred counsellor and will explore with you anything you bring.
Anxiety, depression, emotional distress, life's upheavels, bereavement are just some of the reasons causing emotional pain. As we move through life some of our past experiences can stay alive in our day to day and cause pain and distress. I believe everyone has the ability to find their way through tough times and heal and grow. I have worked with many different presenting issues in a sensitive and compassionate way. I am a person centred counsellor and will explore with you anything you bring.
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Adrian Carrier
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
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.
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Doris Mpemba Fimpa
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a qualified therapist / Counsellor and supervisor based in Manchester City Centre, I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS), Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a different Person-Centred Approach, EMDR, Mindfulness & CBT. We are all people, and everyone deserves a right to such a little thing as feeling good about family, life and ourselves. We all have our issues and should not be afraid to share them with someone like me who can and will help you. So don't be scared to share because we are all people, we are all equal, and we all deserve happiness.
I am a qualified therapist / Counsellor and supervisor based in Manchester City Centre, I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS), Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a different Person-Centred Approach, EMDR, Mindfulness & CBT. We are all people, and everyone deserves a right to such a little thing as feeling good about family, life and ourselves. We all have our issues and should not be afraid to share them with someone like me who can and will help you. So don't be scared to share because we are all people, we are all equal, and we all deserve happiness.
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Sue Antrobus
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello! I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma or abuse from their past and the impact it is having on their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma. I believe the key to healing is in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul remembers what has happened to you. This involves bringing to consciousness your patterns and supporting you to heal, change and grow.
Hello! I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma or abuse from their past and the impact it is having on their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma. I believe the key to healing is in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul remembers what has happened to you. This involves bringing to consciousness your patterns and supporting you to heal, change and grow.
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Rachel T
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with self esteem, anxiety or depressive thoughts? Do you want to gain more control over your thoughts and feelings? Or reduce the impact of challenging everyday events on you; finding your confidence and spontaneity?
Are you struggling with self esteem, anxiety or depressive thoughts? Do you want to gain more control over your thoughts and feelings? Or reduce the impact of challenging everyday events on you; finding your confidence and spontaneity?
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Kwesi Amesu
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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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Lucy Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
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Daniel Kearsley | Cheshire Minds
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi there, I’m Dan and I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and fully trained in EMDR. I have over 13 years experience of delivering psychological therapies both in the NHS and privately. My other role also involves me supervising a number of CBT therapists in their practice. In my sessions I always 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 but then look at ways they can break this cycle.
Hi there, I’m Dan and I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and fully trained in EMDR. I have over 13 years experience of delivering psychological therapies both in the NHS and privately. My other role also involves me supervising a number of CBT therapists in their practice. In my sessions I always 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 but then look at ways they can break this cycle.
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Corinna Hornsby-Walsh
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Looking for a counsellor on a site like this can be quite daunting – I fully understand that. Clients have told me that, whilst reaching out for help was difficult, they’re really glad they did it. Maybe you’re feeling a low at the moment, like you’ve lost your way. Perhaps you’re feeling anxious, or you'd like to be kinder to yourself but you don’t know how. Whatever challenges you're facing, I'm ready to support you through them. Sometimes we all need a safe space where we can heal our wounds, speak openly about what’s going on for us and be supported through difficult times, without worrying that we’ll be judged or shamed.
Looking for a counsellor on a site like this can be quite daunting – I fully understand that. Clients have told me that, whilst reaching out for help was difficult, they’re really glad they did it. Maybe you’re feeling a low at the moment, like you’ve lost your way. Perhaps you’re feeling anxious, or you'd like to be kinder to yourself but you don’t know how. Whatever challenges you're facing, I'm ready to support you through them. Sometimes we all need a safe space where we can heal our wounds, speak openly about what’s going on for us and be supported through difficult times, without worrying that we’ll be judged or shamed.
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City Centre Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
An important part in your journey to finding a therapist in Manchester is trying to get a feel for them through your research. One of the most important aspects about our approach is being able to generate warmth, friendliness and to put you at ease as quickly as possible. We are the one of the North West most successful therapy practices. We apply the latest approaches combined with time tested traditional styles to ensure you get results. We work With adults, couples, children and young people.
An important part in your journey to finding a therapist in Manchester is trying to get a feel for them through your research. One of the most important aspects about our approach is being able to generate warmth, friendliness and to put you at ease as quickly as possible. We are the one of the North West most successful therapy practices. We apply the latest approaches combined with time tested traditional styles to ensure you get results. We work With adults, couples, children and young people.
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Photo of Susan Carr, Counsellor in M2, England
Susan Carr
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed, low, or stuck? Are you weighed down by stress, anxiety, or uncertainty? Maybe you feel like you are enduring life rather than enjoying it? You don't have to face these challenges alone. Having worked in law in my first career as a commercial litigation solicitor I understand the demands and pressures of modern life. In fact, it was through my own experience of work-related stress that lead me to re-training as a counsellor.
Do you feel overwhelmed, low, or stuck? Are you weighed down by stress, anxiety, or uncertainty? Maybe you feel like you are enduring life rather than enjoying it? You don't have to face these challenges alone. Having worked in law in my first career as a commercial litigation solicitor I understand the demands and pressures of modern life. In fact, it was through my own experience of work-related stress that lead me to re-training as a counsellor.
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Photo of The Meraki Way | Laura, Psychotherapist in M2, England
The Meraki Way | Laura
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
As a Creative Arts Psychotherapist & Somatic Breathworker, I offer a safe supportive confidential trauma-informed space to move beyond the limitations of the mind & relying on words. Whether you feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, lost, low, stuck or creatively blocked, talking things through may help, but to truly change what is showing up and holding you back from how you want to feel and who you know you can be, we need to work in a creative embodied way beyond words. With our human experience of exposure to stress and trauma living in the body, our subconscious thoughts are fed from a place of fear, activation, and survival.
As a Creative Arts Psychotherapist & Somatic Breathworker, I offer a safe supportive confidential trauma-informed space to move beyond the limitations of the mind & relying on words. Whether you feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, lost, low, stuck or creatively blocked, talking things through may help, but to truly change what is showing up and holding you back from how you want to feel and who you know you can be, we need to work in a creative embodied way beyond words. With our human experience of exposure to stress and trauma living in the body, our subconscious thoughts are fed from a place of fear, activation, and survival.
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Photo of Dr Aspasia Ftenou, Psychologist in M2, England
Dr Aspasia Ftenou
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Perhaps you may feel anxious, worried or on edge? Maybe you struggle getting on with daily tasks or not enjoying things as much as you did? Do you have negative memories from the past that impact your life now? Or you may have negative thoughts about yourself which may affect your relationship with others? We may talk about your difficulties and set goals to help you in therapy. In our sessions you will experience acceptance and empathy so as to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe and warm space created by our therapeutic relationship.
Perhaps you may feel anxious, worried or on edge? Maybe you struggle getting on with daily tasks or not enjoying things as much as you did? Do you have negative memories from the past that impact your life now? Or you may have negative thoughts about yourself which may affect your relationship with others? We may talk about your difficulties and set goals to help you in therapy. In our sessions you will experience acceptance and empathy so as to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe and warm space created by our therapeutic relationship.
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Photo of Dorota Michalek, Counsellor in M2, England
Dorota Michalek
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I understand that sometimes it’s not easy and things aren’t always how we would like them to be, but simply talking to someone can bring relief and be the first step towards positive change. I am committed to providing you with support, free of judgement and full of empathy for every stage of your journey. As a qualified counsellor I am enthusiastic about humanistic approaches. I embrace the idea that we have wisdom and capabilities to overcome hardships and live a more fulfilling life, given the right support and environment.
I understand that sometimes it’s not easy and things aren’t always how we would like them to be, but simply talking to someone can bring relief and be the first step towards positive change. I am committed to providing you with support, free of judgement and full of empathy for every stage of your journey. As a qualified counsellor I am enthusiastic about humanistic approaches. I embrace the idea that we have wisdom and capabilities to overcome hardships and live a more fulfilling life, given the right support and environment.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M2

80+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in M2 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
84% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
78% Bereavement
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aviva
54% AXA PPP
46% WPA

How Counsellors in M2 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
31% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M2?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.