I am a fully qualified professional counsellor/psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist and life coach with several years experience of working therapeutically with individual clients and couples. Ihave a practical and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of approaches to counselling/psychotherapy and I work in an eclectic way which I feel will be most helpful to each individual client's needs.
Counsellor and Hypnotherapist Susan qualified with the Academy of Curative Hypnotherapy, holds the Counselling Advanced Level 4 Diploma, is an accredited member of the Stress Management Society,Member of the Hypnotherapy Association and a Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (Accredited). She is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and is a member of the College of Medicine.
We are business psychologists - blending scientific rigour with insight and empathy. For over 15 years we have used psychology to improve organisational and individual effectiveness. For us there isnothing 'soft' about our skills; we work hard to prove that commercially-applied psychology makes a tangible difference.
As psychotherapists we see clients on a one to one basis to enable them to cope with problems associated with depression, low mood, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, stress, lack of motivation, adjustment to lifechanges and bereavement and loss. We offer CBT and counselling to those who seek to change their lives in order for them to live a happier more productive life.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that combines cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy. It focuses on how you think about the things going on in your life - yourthoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes (your cognitive processes) - and how this impacts on the way you behave and deal with emotional problems. It then looks at how you can change any negative patterns of thinking or behaviour that may be causing you difficulties. In turn, this can change the way you feel.
We offer a confidential and professional service in the context of a great range of experience working with both common and complex psychological problems; including anxiety, depression, stress, OCD,panic, relationship/work difficulties, insomia, bereavement. When you are ready to contact us to discuss the next step on your journey, we will be pleased to talk through how we may be able to support you towards emotional well-being.
I grew up in the North West of England between Manchester and Liverpool and went to school and college in Wigan and Warrington. I have always been fascinated by people and even then I knew I wanted todo something that would help people. My working life has included teaching maths in Warrington, Leigh and Liverpool, working in an IT role and as an IT customer support officer. About 20 years ago I went by chance to a talk on hypnotherapy and I was hooked.
Since completing my Psychology degree in 2007, I have seven years clinical experience working with children, young people and adults. I have practised psychotherapy in various settings including withChildLine/NSPCC, in schools both primary and secondary, with Place 2 Be, as part of a NHS Primary Mental Health Team and with charity Beacon Counselling based in Bramhall, Stockport.
Jo's skill and subtlety as a therapist helped me to grow and develop the resources I need to support myself. I always felt like we were getting somewhere because Jo's relaxed and approachabledemeanour is informed by an appropriate balance between kindness and professionalism. She has my deepest gratitude and I would happily recommend her to others.
Don't see exactly what you are looking for, then do please get in touch to discuss your requirements. My training and years of experience at my Manchester Psychotherapy & Counselling practice hasgiven me the depth of knowledge and flexible skills to help you work through many psychological issues.