Life Matters Therapy Counselling Therapy - Hypnotherapy - Coaching
in Manchester

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A warm welcome

I'm delighted you visited to consider my services.  I offer individually tailored psychotherapeutic counselling, coaching and hypnotherapy services from my comfortable private practice in Central Manchester location , and across the UK and the globe via Online or Telephone sessions.

You're likely here because your quality of life is being impacted by an experience, past or present, or prolonged negative feelings that aren't going away. You might already know the root of the issue and need the space and support, or perhaps you need support to make sense of things.  Either way, you have taken an important step towards feeling better. 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.
I take a humanistic approach to psychotherapy, with a holistic view of how past experiences, upbringing or society has shaped any issues that are presenting in the 'now'.  I welcome you with the space to share your journey, your experiences, your thoughts and feelings, which you might sometimes need my support to make sense out of with the right questions and prompts. It is empowering to understand how your own story, the 'why', is contributing to any issues so you can decide on how that informs your future movements.  Replacing judgement, opinion, shame and self-criticism with compassion can help facilitate positive change.  Sometimes we need a little more than a space to talk about our experience - if appropriate, we can explore tools and skills to help strengthen and empower you further to make the positive changes.

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Every person is unique - this includes our experiences and our needs. I do not believe in a 'one size fits all' approach to therapy, I view the therapeutic process as an art. As an Integrative therapist, I tailor evidence-based theories, approaches and techniques in collaboration with you, at your pace, to provide the best opportunity for growth and healing. Our work together will be informed by the issues you are facing, your needs and personality. We will discuss this at the start of therapy and review throughout the journey as needed.
I look forward to speaking with you. Karen.

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


The services available over short, medium and long term include:

* Psychotherapy / Counselling in central Manchester / Online Counselling / Telephone Counselling
* Hypnotherapy in central Manchester / Online Hypnotherapy
* Life Coaching in central Manchester / Online Life Coaching
* Employee assistance and Business services in central Manchester / Online / Telephone

I am an experienced practitioner, having worked over the last ten years with a wide range of adult clients with an extensive range of presenting issues, however the below issues are those I deal with the most:

* low mood * depression * stress * anxiety * worry / fearful thinking * life balance * work related stress/burnout * career * life direction * confidence /self-esteem * feelings of inadequacy * shame * self=criticism * feeling lost * putting others first / people pleasing * loss* bereavement *
...or maybe you just do not feel like yourself?


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What kind of therapist am I?

I am passionate in supporting my clients to grow in confidence to live an authentic life that is true to your needs.  You can expect a space without judgement, but curiosity to understand and attend to the most difficult thiings presenting in your life.  You can expect the support of someone open, warm and kind, with fierce compassion to be with you on your journey.  I am proud of the work I do, I care a lot about it, and I am invested into each and every journey I share, which is a privelage thanks to the trust of my clients.  I love that I can continue to learn and grow in my role - this drives my thirst for knowledge in the form of ongoing professional development, as well as my quest to support my clients to the best of my ability.  I have regular supervision, and I hold professional insurance cover for my practice. I hold accredited member status from BACP, having completed a rigorous assessment process. This is the gold standard for practitioners who demonstrate high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.

* 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 can 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.

Accessibility and parking

My central Manchester 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.

I offer a Telephone Counselling or Online Counselling (Zoom) for people who find it difficult to attend sessions in person.


Memberships & Qualifications:

* BACP (Accredited)
* GHR Registered (Accredited)
* Anxiety UK Approved Therapist

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

Professional Development:

* Anxiety UK approved therapist
* Using Mindfulness techniques
* Trauma sensitive Mindfulness
* Relaxation skills
* NICE certificate: Anxiety Disorders
* Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Attacks
* REWIND Trauma Technique
* Living with PTSD
* Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
* Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm
* Working with Shame
* Eco therapy / Walk and talk
* Compassion Focused Therapy
* Bereavement and loss
* Overcoming Sleep Problems
* How Culture affects Mental Health
* Assertiveness Skills
* Understanding Medication used to treat Mental Health
* Working with Eating Disorders
* Creativity to improve Mental Wellbeing

* Expressive therapies

* Relational Depth and Emotional Connection in Online Therapy
* Counselling Risk Assessments and Audits

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