Counselling - Manchester Mind Matters


what do I offer?

I provide counselling for individuals who need support to improve their mental health and well-being.   I offer an approach to suit the individual needs of my clients which can include person-centred counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or mindfulness.   All of this takes place online, by telephone or in person at my counselling office which provides a safe and supportive environment.   We can even take your therapy outdoors if the idea of sitting in an office doesn’t appeal. 

What can I expect?

My role isn’t to solve your problems or offer advice but what I will do is really listen to you and try to understand the world from where you’re standing.  I’ll also give you the opportunity to explore your problems with someone who can be trusted and who accepts you for who you are.  The idea of counselling is that if people feel truly listened to, supported and accepted it allows them to find their inner resources to solve their own problems and make positive changes.  This is the essence of person-centred counselling.

What happens at the first session?

During the first session we can decide which approach is likely to be the most helpful to you.   We can also discuss what you want to get out of counselling and how we might go about achieving this.  This can be anything from looking at specific problems such as redundancy to exploring more deep seated issues which may stop you being the person you want to be. 

I provide a confidential, non-judgmental space and the support to allow you work through your issues and find peace of mind.  Much can be achieved in a few sessions but I’m also happy to work longer-term depending on requirements.   If you’d like to take this first step to making positive changes, get in touch.

What issues do I work with?

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Chronic illness
  • Disability
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Low confidence and self esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Life transitions 
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work issues