I have been working in private practice for over 20 years. I am experienced in working online, via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime (or simply phone!), which is at the present time all I can offer during the COVID-19 pandemic. My private face-to-face practice is in Manchester M25. I am committed to connecting physical and psychological wellbeing. The mind exists in the body. Thoughts and feelings that arise from any source, internal or external (bereavement, stress derived from work / home / education / relationship issues / illness etc.) affect both our physical and our mental health. Difficult thoughts and feelings may lead us into unhelpful ways of behaving that can cause damage to ourselves, family, friends, colleagues and our wider community. Prolonged overstress leads to emotional breakdown and feelings of low self-esteem. I work holistically with my clients, taking into account all aspects of their functioning in the world. I use a variety of methods that I have trained in over the years, in addition to my original training in the creative action expressive therapy of psychodrama. These include person-centred counselling, gestalt, EFT or 'tapping', NLP and Brainspotting. My aim always is to help clients find their way forward towards healthier, more enjoyable, ways of living through designing with them self-care strategies tailored to their individual circumstances and preferences. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor, life coach and trainer.
My hours of work are 9.30-5.30 weekdays only. My basic fee is £80/hr, and I operate a sliding scale from £50 for those on low incomes. If you are interested in working with me, please do contact me either by email (email@example.com) or mobile (07786 891055 - leave me a message and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can). I do not keep a waiting list and can usually arrange a first session within a week to ten days.