I think therapy is for people who have the self-awareness to recognise that they need a helping hand and that is something to be applauded. At the heart of our work together is a relationship and finding someone you trust is very important.
As we work together positive changes in your relationships, work and life in general can take place, even when those challenges seem overwhelming, distressing and confusing. Whatever your struggle I am here to help.
What to expect
A warm welcome from me, as well as the support, time and space
to explore what brings you to therapy.
You can arrange your first appointment over text or email and if you prefer we can also talk over the phone before your first session.
I offer a free 30-minute introductory session for individuals. (This is different for couples; please see my FAQ page). This gives you a chance to talk about your difficulties, ask any questions you may have and work out for yourself what you want to do next.
Our work together might be short term or long term. Weekly sessions are ideal but fortnightly can also work well.
Helping you get better
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
I usually offer individual therapy in both Manchester and Wilmslow but now my practice is all online until further notice due to the current situation.
You may be experiencing relationship problems, or have a low or depressed mood most or all of the time. You might be feeling stressed and anxious or be experiencing grief or anger. Perhaps you have issues around food and eating. Whatever the reason, therapy could help you.
Research shows that 4 out of 5 people who come for counselling benefit from the experience.
Each therapy session will be unique to your needs and could help you in different ways. Your health and wellbeing will improve, and you will feel more in control of your life and your emotions.
If your relationship is in difficulty come and get support. In this current situation we can still do this online and it can work well. Whatever the cause of your relationship problems the sooner you get help the better the chances of success. I regularly work with straight and same sex couples in my practice using a model called Imago Relationship Therapy. Imago is a highly practical and effective method which has helped thousands of couples worldwide establish more connected, passionate and joyful relationships. My aim is to provide you and your partner with a safe, confidential and empathetic service. Therefore, my role is to facilitate both of you in exploring and progressing your relationship with safety and connection as priorities.
Disordered Eating and Nutritional Support
If you are struggling with issues around food and eating come and work with me. Do you use food to manage your emotions? Are you a diet expert? Do you know what you should do, but feel stuck? I am a licenced practitioner of the Understanding Your Eating Programme (UYE), and I work with a lot of clients with disordered eating so why not get in touch to find out more? I’m also a qualified nutritionist so we can take a look at your nutritional goals and what simple changes you can make in your diet so that you can feel better both mentally and physically.
As a fully qualified and registered counsellor trained in Transactional Analysis (TA), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Imago Relationship Therapy, I can work with you according to your needs. I’m also a qualified nutritionist. You are the expert of your experiences, and my role is to facilitate your journey towards the life that you want to have and the person you want to be.
My background is in science, education and health. I’ve been a research scientist, teacher and lecturer. More recently, I have worked for the NHS as a nutritionist and Health and Wellbeing Coach in combination with setting up my practice as a counsellor.
I’m proud to say that I am now a full-time therapist.
A place we can both connect
Due to the current situation my practice is now online and telephone based until further notice.
Daytime or evening appointments are available.
The Affinity Centre
29a Water Lane
Manchester Royal Exchange
St Ann’s Square