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Antonella Mezzasalma
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M8  (Online Only)
Hi, thank you for visiting my page. I would like to work with you to help you feel better about yourself, and to develop motivation to live your life, and make changes if you want to. I have been working in the mental health field for a number of years, and I am very passionate about it. Counselling can be quite scary , and well done for taking the first step in healing and change. My approach is integrative which means that although my foundation is person centred I use other approaches from cognitive behavior, to transactional analysis to internal family systems.
Hi, thank you for visiting my page. I would like to work with you to help you feel better about yourself, and to develop motivation to live your life, and make changes if you want to. I have been working in the mental health field for a number of years, and I am very passionate about it. Counselling can be quite scary , and well done for taking the first step in healing and change. My approach is integrative which means that although my foundation is person centred I use other approaches from cognitive behavior, to transactional analysis to internal family systems.
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Gail Fletcher
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You maybe feeling bereft & lost. Are experiencing feelings which are leaving you distressed & confused. You may be feeling anxious or alone - unsure of where to turn or who can be there beside you. You may have feelings of self-doubt, or lack of self-esteem & confidence. Has there been a traumatic event that you have not been able to share in a safe space? I am here to support you through life's twists & turns, by using Person-Centred and/or Integrative model of therapy, which allows me to design a tailor made plan for you. I offer you a safe non-judgmental space & the opportunity to explore your anxieties, reflect, heal & growth.
You maybe feeling bereft & lost. Are experiencing feelings which are leaving you distressed & confused. You may be feeling anxious or alone - unsure of where to turn or who can be there beside you. You may have feelings of self-doubt, or lack of self-esteem & confidence. Has there been a traumatic event that you have not been able to share in a safe space? I am here to support you through life's twists & turns, by using Person-Centred and/or Integrative model of therapy, which allows me to design a tailor made plan for you. I offer you a safe non-judgmental space & the opportunity to explore your anxieties, reflect, heal & growth.
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Peter Rigg
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
There is a wide variety of reasons why you might be looking for a psychotherapist, but perhaps everyone wants to change ingrained states of mind, and to live in a rewarding and productive way. It's difficult, but the aim of analytic work is to get to grips with persistent problems. It holds out the hope of finding new decisiveness and flexibility in living.
There is a wide variety of reasons why you might be looking for a psychotherapist, but perhaps everyone wants to change ingrained states of mind, and to live in a rewarding and productive way. It's difficult, but the aim of analytic work is to get to grips with persistent problems. It holds out the hope of finding new decisiveness and flexibility in living.
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Rob Radcliffe
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'll try to minimise the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 12 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, friendly, down to earth, but with the wisdom that comes with age and experience. I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I have a proven track record of reducing distress and suffering and helping people to understand themselves and life.
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Richard Hall
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre, working both in person and online. You may be struggling with a specific issue or pattern of behaviour and know already what you would like to talk about. Alternatively, you may simply be feeling down and low and need support with processing your feelings and emotions. Counselling may be able to offer a fresh perspective, or support you to make changes needed to get you to a better place. I work with women and men from all backgrounds, in a range of areas. I have worked closely with male issues and have experience working with gender diversity and LGBT+ issues.
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre, working both in person and online. You may be struggling with a specific issue or pattern of behaviour and know already what you would like to talk about. Alternatively, you may simply be feeling down and low and need support with processing your feelings and emotions. Counselling may be able to offer a fresh perspective, or support you to make changes needed to get you to a better place. I work with women and men from all backgrounds, in a range of areas. I have worked closely with male issues and have experience working with gender diversity and LGBT+ issues.
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Roger Jayamanne
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Suffering with our mental health is very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'am I ever going to find a way out?' I offer you face-to-face sessions in a nurturing, non-judgemental environment . I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Therapy, ACT, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning
Suffering with our mental health is very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'am I ever going to find a way out?' I offer you face-to-face sessions in a nurturing, non-judgemental environment . I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Therapy, ACT, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning
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Photo of Katherine Morris, MBACP, Counsellor
Katherine Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M8

< 10

Counsellors in M8 who prioritize treating:

86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Bereavement
86% Self Esteem
71% Addiction
71% Anger Management

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

57% Male
43% Female

How Counsellors in M8 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M8?

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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.