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 you come to 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. Coming weekly to sessions is the ideal but fortnightly can also work well.
Helping you get better
Individual & Couples Counselling
I offer individual and couples counselling in both Manchester and Wilmslow. 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 you are struggling with issues around food and eating why not come and see me. Combining therapy and nutritional support is very effective and I have successfully worked with clients who have had disordered eating patterns and challenges with weight.
Have you got a long-term health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia or coeliac disease? Would you benefit from extra support with managing your condition? Are you training for a sporting event? Perhaps you would like some tips and advice on how you and your family can eat more healthily? Come and find out how making simple changes to your diet can help you to feel better both physically and mentally.
Nutritional counselling is my unique approach of combining therapeutic skills with nutritional knowledge. We can connect what you eat to how you feel; both physically and mentally and apply it to any health condition or health goal.
As a fully qualified and registered counsellor trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), 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
I offer daytime appointments only. You can come and see me in Manchester City Centre or Wilmslow. Both offices are welcoming, quiet and private, easily reachable by public transport, with parking nearby. The Royal Exchange is fully accessible; however, The Affinity Centre has stairs only.
The Affinity Centre
29a Water Lane
Manchester Royal Exchange
St Ann’s Square