Counselling in M40

Photo of Natalie Whittaker, Psychotherapist in M40, England
Natalie Whittaker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Perhaps you find yourself struggling in social situations, or feel consumed by intrusive, difficult thoughts. You might be struggling with anxious sensations you just can’t shift or find yourself worrying so much that it is interfering with your life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you retake control of your life. I am a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist and we can work together to understand the effects of your past, examine the thoughts, emotions and behaviours that affect your present, and create the foundations upon which you can build a future in which you can thrive.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Perhaps you find yourself struggling in social situations, or feel consumed by intrusive, difficult thoughts. You might be struggling with anxious sensations you just can’t shift or find yourself worrying so much that it is interfering with your life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you retake control of your life. I am a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist and we can work together to understand the effects of your past, examine the thoughts, emotions and behaviours that affect your present, and create the foundations upon which you can build a future in which you can thrive.
01707 240921 View 01707 240921
Photo of Tracey Whalley, Counsellor in M40, England
Tracey Whalley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M40  (Online Only)
Sometimes life experiences can become overwhelming and feel too much to cope with. This can lead to us to feeling worthless, vulnerable and isolated. Sometimes we need somebody who will listen to us without judgement to help us work through things to lead to a better understanding of ourselves and our experiences and sometimes just hold our hand whilst we sit in that darkness.
Sometimes life experiences can become overwhelming and feel too much to cope with. This can lead to us to feeling worthless, vulnerable and isolated. Sometimes we need somebody who will listen to us without judgement to help us work through things to lead to a better understanding of ourselves and our experiences and sometimes just hold our hand whilst we sit in that darkness.
0161 509 6726 View 0161 509 6726
Photo of Ben Phillips, Counsellor in M40, England
Ben Phillips
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them” Men don’t suffer more psychological disorders than women overall, however, the way men suffer them can be more destructive and problematic as they tend to externalise their suffering in the form of violence, substance abuse, anger, aggression, etc. Moreover, men’s psychological suffering is further compounded by men often hiding their issues and being reluctant to report symptoms. My mission is to work with men to help them become the type of man they want to be and so to lead their 'best lives'.
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them” Men don’t suffer more psychological disorders than women overall, however, the way men suffer them can be more destructive and problematic as they tend to externalise their suffering in the form of violence, substance abuse, anger, aggression, etc. Moreover, men’s psychological suffering is further compounded by men often hiding their issues and being reluctant to report symptoms. My mission is to work with men to help them become the type of man they want to be and so to lead their 'best lives'.
01926 963078 View 01926 963078
Photo of Robina Kausar, Counsellor in M40, England
Robina Kausar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello and welcome! How are you feeling? Not your usual self? Anxious? Low mood? Overwhelmed? Stuck? You may come to therapy with a specific problem or with a more general unease or desire for something to change. Life can sometimes leave you with feelings and emotions that you may not always understand. This can sometimes play out in repeating patterns with people who are close to you, or within your own thoughts and feelings. There's nothing too big or small for us to talk about. Collaboratively, we will explore what you bring, identify unhelpful patterns, heal emotional wounds and trauma, and grow towards your potential.
Hello and welcome! How are you feeling? Not your usual self? Anxious? Low mood? Overwhelmed? Stuck? You may come to therapy with a specific problem or with a more general unease or desire for something to change. Life can sometimes leave you with feelings and emotions that you may not always understand. This can sometimes play out in repeating patterns with people who are close to you, or within your own thoughts and feelings. There's nothing too big or small for us to talk about. Collaboratively, we will explore what you bring, identify unhelpful patterns, heal emotional wounds and trauma, and grow towards your potential.
01457 601811 View 01457 601811
Photo of Karen Rowlands, Counsellor in M40, England
Karen Rowlands
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Manchester M40  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. On-Line only (Zoom/Skype/Video WhatsApp) - evening and weekend appointments available.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. On-Line only (Zoom/Skype/Video WhatsApp) - evening and weekend appointments available.
01782 493044 View 01782 493044

Nearby Searches for M40

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M40

< 10

Counsellors in M40 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
83% Bereavement
83% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in M40 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M40?

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.