Joanne Brown

Joanne Brown

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, British Sign Language

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M41
Sessions from £40.00



I offer evening appointments. 

About me and my therapy practice

If you are reading this you may be feeling 'stuck' or unfulfilled.  Maybe you're experiencing anxiety or depression.  You may have experienced trauma recently or historically.   Maybe you are experiencing relationship issues, or a life change. There are many reasons that people seek counselling, and they are unique to you as an individual.  I offer a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings,  to help you move on in the way you choose, and achieve a more fulfilling life. 

Talking things through in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space can help alleviate unhelpful feelings and thoughts and help you move towards a more positive way of living. Counselling offers the opportunity to achieve change: either the situation or the way you feel about it.

Practice description

I use an integrative approach to counselling due to my view that 'one size does not fit all'. I believe that the relationship is the core of counselling, and this guides my therapeutic approach to you as an individual, adapting my work to suit your unique needs.  My core training is in Transactional Analysis which focuses on patterns of behaviours, how we relate to others and the world, and self awareness to make changes in our lives if we choose. 

I am based in Flixton, Manchester with good local and public transport links.  However due to current Covid restrictions I am offering video or telephone calls rather than face to face.  

We will work together to explore what is causing your concern and then work towards changes you may wish to make. The emphasis is on you and your desired outcomes, whilst supporting you through the process.


  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

My first session

It can be daunting to contact a counsellor and it is an emotional and financial commitment. It is essential that you feel comfortable with the counsellor so I offer either a free 25 minute consultation, or a half price full session; to see if you feel I am the 'right fit' for you.  

If you are considering counselling please contact me to  explore whether counselling is the right thing for you and if you feel comfortable with me. The relationship between counsellor and client is key to facilitating a safe place to initiate change. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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