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I offer individually tailored Counselling, Coaching and Hypnotherapy services from my comfortable private practice in Central Manchester location , and across the UK via Online or Telephone sessions.

You have likely found me because your quality of life is being impacted by an experience or prolonged negative feelings. You might already know the root of the issue, 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.


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Philosophy

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. I am passionate in supporting my clients to grow in confidence to live an authentic life that is true to your needs. I am lucky that my job allows me to continue learning and developing professionally so I can be the best therapist I can.

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


Therapies provided & common issues

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

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

I have experience of working with a wide range of clients aged 18+ with an extensive range of presenting issues, however the below issues are those I deal with the most:

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

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What kind of therapist 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 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.

As an Integrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist in Central Manchester, I draw from a variety of counselling theories and techniques, 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.

I offer a Telephone Counselling or Online Counselling (Skype/Zoom) 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 (Accredited)
* GHR Registered (Accredited)
* Anxiety UK Approved Therapist

Qualifications:

* Studying MSc Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy
* Professional Diploma (Therapeutic Counselling)
* Level 3 Certificate (Counselling Skills)
* Level 2 Certificate (Counselling Concepts)
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma
* REWIND trauma technique practitioner
* 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
* Trauma sensitive Mindfulness
* Relaxation skills
* NICE certificate in 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
* Overcoming Sleep Problems
* 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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