Barbara Lyons

Barbara Lyons


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07800640620

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M8
07800640620
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Are things that have happened in your life preventing you living as you deserve to? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, or feeling numb and disconnected from others? Do you find you're reaching for alcohol, drugs, food, damaging relationships to try to feel better? Or did you grow up with a parent struggling in this way and are noticing how that shaped you? You don't need to have suffered an obvious trauma to be be feeling fearful, despairing or battling with shame and low sense of self worth. Modern life is hard and the pressures sometimes difficult to navigate.

I've worked for over 16yrs. with people struggling to process traumatic experiences, especially those inflicted by others through child abuse and emotional neglect, intimate partner abuse, sexual violence and damaging relationships. I am a specialist in drugs, alcohol and other addictions and have helped many people make changes for a better life.

I've a passion for working with drugs and alcohol problems, being over 20 yrs. recovered myself. I've lectured at Universities and train professionals in this area. Feel free to phone or email me to discuss things further and see if you feel I'd be someone you'd be comfortable working with.

This is a LGBTQ+ welcoming safe practice.

Practice description

I can see people in person in Manchester city centre, or online via Zoom

My first session

Always try to talk a bit further before deciding which counsellor to go with. It's important you feel comfortable with them. 

If you'd like to, I'd arrange a free 30min. consultation by phone. 

If we both felt it'd be good to go ahead we'd book in the first session. In that first session we would be really clarifying what change would look like, how you'd really know that our sessions had benefitted you. I usually say lets start with 6 sessions then review how we're doing. Some people find that was enough, some people have much longer term counselling. 


What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self-harm, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

Supervisor - Manchester

Manchester M8
07800640620
Contact Barbara for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I work with qualified counsellors and also welcome professionals from social work and mental health who regularly engage in complex emotionally challenging case work. I have always valued my own supervision time, so aim to provide an enjoyable experience which you leave feeling lighter; one where you feel comfortable to reflect at depth, to learn and develop. 

I've been qualified for 14yrs. and prior to private practice supervised therapeutic teams in working firstly with younger adults in residential therapeutic placements, then for 12yrs in a children & families service. My main interest is trans-generational trauma and how we might intervene to stop this cycle. 

As such, although I counsel only over 14yr olds. I regularly deliver training to professionals who work with children to understand the impact of broken attachments and trauma, of parental substance misuse, and to build resilience in children & young people. 

Practice description

 I have the same trauma informed integrative approach to supervision as I do my therapy work, combining flexibility with  great care and respect for the therapist. 

Fee for clinical supervision is £65 for 90 minutes or £50 for 60 minutes. 


My first session

If you'd like to talk more about what you'd like from supervision don't hesitate to get in touch either:

 email: info@shadowplaycounselling.co.uk

phone: 07800 640620