Every person has the capacity to thrive.
Transformational growth emerges from life’s challenges.
Effective mental health therapy helps you embark on a journey through adversity toward a
compelling, positive sense of purpose and competence.
"All great change is preceded by chaos"
SUPPORT COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & HYPNOTHERAPY
Providing help and support for people of every age, race, gender or sexual orientation.
Abuse | Aging | Anger | Anxiety | Body | Chronic Illness & Pain | Depression | Eating Disorders | Emotional Regulation | Existential Awareness | Gender Identity | Grief | Growth & Development | Guilt | Habits | Happiness | Imposter Syndrome | LGBTQIA | Loneliness | Men’s Issues | OCD | Perfectionism | PTSD | Search for Meaning | Self Harm | Sex | Sexual Orientation | Shame | Single | Social Anxiety | Stress | Suicide | Transitions | Trauma | Weight | Women’s Issues | Work
The difficulties that bring people to therapy or counselling involve an interplay between the inner world and what is occurring in life. Growth and change are a constant, exciting part of being alive. But change rarely happens smoothly; there tend to be periods of struggle, then periods of ease. Difficulty or pain, however it manifests, is a call to become more conscious of your personal evolution, and active in shaping its course. Your distress may indicate you have “outgrown” life as you have known it, or that your life is demanding you step up into new skills. Either one can inspire positive growth!
A holistic, life-affirming therapy approach considers each of these components as we work to clarify the issues, identify successful interventions, generate effective coping strategies, and support the emotions that accompany meaningful change. We strive to catalyse positive change by putting you in charge of your therapeutic experience.
To that end, we use an eclectic range of modern psychology techniques, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, insight oriented, interpersonal, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, narrative, solution focused and systems based.
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
— Alan Watts
Serving all types of relationships: monogamous, “monogamish,” polyamorous, LGBTQ, heteroflexible, heterosexual, platonic.
Every pairing has challenges. Sometimes life challenges like infertility or illness arrive unannounced. Other times difficulties emerge between a couple — conflict, sexual incompatibility, an affair. If each individual is constantly growing and changing (as we all are), how does this play out when two people are closely linked, looking to each other to meet primary needs? Every couple brings the complexities of two individuals, each with his or her own family, history, assumptions, blind spots, passions, and aversions. In other words, “It’s Complicated!” We believe, just as disruption in the individual can signal normal evolution, trouble in a relationship may herald a need to grow into a new space. As Bob Marley says, we’re going to get hurt — not by malice, but by the reality that our never-ending maturation and emergence into fuller expressions of ourselves is a messy process. Whatever stage your relationship is in, learning will help you master the psychological challenges and continue to grow together.
“Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”
— Bob Marley
With a rate of approximately 50%, we view divorce as a “normal” life event. Many relationships have a natural life span, and when they reach the end, it does not mean the marriage was a failure, or a mistake. While unavoidably painful and difficult, especially when there are children in the family, there is no reason the end of a marriage has to be damaging or destructive to anyone involved. When divorce is a humane process that promotes the well-being of all parties and is built upon cooperation, collaboration, communication, and careful planning, it can leave both the couple and the children positioned to transition into the next phase of life from a place of strength rather than devastation. Let us help you toward this path!
There are many different kinds of divorce, and the way you approach this normal life event will have enormous influence on you financially and emotionally. We strive to educate people about all their options and can help you determine the best choice for you and your family.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
— Joseph Campbell
“You’re braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.”
When you hire a therapist, you are selecting a guide to encourage and lead you through the labyrinthine complexity of being human and alive. I am familiar with the range of human emotions, patterns of thought and behaviour, and ways your brain and emotions can mislead and confuse you. I am able to see things outside of your view, and can help you identify themes and make connections to sharpen your understanding of where you are and how you can move to where you want to be.
The effectiveness of therapy rests on a proper fit between you and your therapist. Because of this, I encourage you to consider your first session an opportunity to evaluate that fit. You are hiring for an important position, and it is the first part of moving forward to be active in that process. I’ll talk through this with you. I invite you to begin a dialogue with me to address your concerns and start you on the path to where you want to be.
REQUEST A CONSULTATION
The form below is the first step to see if we can be of help to you. Please send me your information and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Rest assured your information will be kept strictly confidential.
North Manchester & Lancashire:
Silver Street, Bury
South Manchester & Cheshire:
Foxhall Road, Timperley, Altrincham
0333 772 1970 (normal landline charges apply)
07894 580 626 (mobile calls and text messages)
In person appointments available evenings and weekends at our Bury office, when the building is, mostly, empty.
Metered parking is available on the street directly outside the building and is free of charge after 6pm.
Daytime Monday to Friday appointments are online only.