Life Matters Therapy Counselling in Manchester - Hypnotherapy in Manchester

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Welcome

You may be looking into Counselling or Hypnotherapy in Manchester because of feelings or an experience that is impacting your life. Whether you already know the root of your feelings, or if you do not understand your feelings, you have taken an important step towards feeling better.

My comfortable practice 'Life Matters' offers individually tailored Counselling and Hypnotherapy services in Central Manchester location I can assist if you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unsatisfied, anxious or depressed; if you are feeling lost and need some direction, or if you simply want a better life and better relationships.


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Philosophy

Each person is unique in countless ways, including different experiences and needs. Therapy should not be limited to 'one size fits all', but should acknowledge your individual requirements. I work in collaboration with you to explore your needs and address any difficulties you are experiencing. I underpin my work with support for you to live a life authentically true to your needs with confidence.

I look forward to speaking with you. Warmly, Karen.

''Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me and which truly expresses me''? Carl R Rogers


Therapies provided & common issues

The range of therapies I provide over short, medium and long term sessions include:

* Counselling in Central Manchester / Online
* Hypnotherapy in Central Manchester / Online
* Mindfulness in Central Manchester / Online
* Life Coaching and Goal Setting in Central Manchester / Online
* EAP and Business Services in Central Manchester / Online

I have experience of working with a wide range of clients aged 18+ with an extensive range of presenting issues:

* low mood * depression * stress * anxiety * generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) * social anxiety * panic disorder * panic attacks * postnatal depression * low self-confidence * low self-esteem * feelings of inadequacy * feeling lost * putting others first * loneliness * ill health * cancer * carer support * abuse * physical abuse * emotional abuse * sexual abuse * domestic abuse * anger management * loss * bereavement * family issues * relationship issues * affairs and betrayals * separation and divorce * childhood issues * body issues * self-harm * abortion * phobias * trauma * bullying * work related stress * redundancy * career * debt * dreams * life direction * ...or maybe you just do not feel like yourself?

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What kind of counsellor am I?

* Someone who is non-judgemental, supportive and open-minded.
* Someone who welcomes the opportunity to work with cultural differences and diversity.
* Someone who can offer you a welcoming and reflective space in which you can be heard.
* Someone who is sensitive but can challenge you when appropriate.
* Someone who interacts with you in order to assist with insight into yourself and your feelings.
* Someone who understands the importance of being heard and understood.
* Someone who cares and is passionate about helping others to create positive change.
* Someone who is suitably qualified and is committed to continued professional development.
* Someone who has an understanding of wider societal issues that may contribute.

As an Integrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist in Central Manchester, I draw from a variety of theories and techniques, including Humanistic, (Person-Centred), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic for Counselling, as well as Hypnotherapy. types of therapy The approach will be decided according to the issues you are facing, your needs and personality, and I will encourage your input to ensure the therapy process is effective as possible.


Accessibility and parking

My Manchester City Centre therapy practice has convenient parking available with the choice of pay & display on-street parking outside the building, Care Free Parking next to the building, or Q-Park Piazza car park across the road. The building is in an excellent location for Central Manchester transport connections, with Manchester Oxford Road Train Station a short 5 minute walk away, and Manchester Piccadilly Train Station 10 minutes walk. St Peter's Square tram stop is 3 minutes walk away, and there are 4 bus stops located close by.

Sadly, I am unable to provide wheelchair access. However, I do offer a telephone or Skype* service for people who find it difficult to attend sessions in person.


About me

I have regular supervision, and I hold professional insurance cover for my practice. I am committed to supporting my clients to the very best of my abilities and for this reason I undertake regular training to continue my own professional development.

Memberships:

* BACP Registered (working towards Accreditation)
* GHR Registered (Accredited)
* Anxiety UK Approved Therapist

Qualifications:

* Professional Diploma (Therapeutic Counselling)
* Level 3 Certificate (Counselling Skills)
* Level 2 Certificate (Counselling Concepts)
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma
* Mindfulness techniques
* REWIND trauma technique practitioner
* MSc Sociology
* 1st class honours in Inclusion/Sociology.
* Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (with Distinction) IIPCH
* Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy
* Certificate in Life Coaching IIPCH

Professional Development:

* Anxiety UK approved therapist
* Using Mindfulness techniques
* NICE certificate in Anxiety Disorders
* Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Attacks
* REWIND Trauma Technique
* Overcoming Sleep Problems
* Working with Shame
* How Culture affects Mental Health
* Assertiveness Skills
* Understanding Medication used to treat Mental Health
* Working with Eating Disorders
* Using Creativity to improve Mental Wellbeing
* Relational Depth and Emotional Connection in Online Therapy
* Counselling Risk Assessments and Audits

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