Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M2
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I'm available for new clients

My fee starts from £45.00 for a 50 minute counselling session

Our appointments can be either:

  • face to face in person 
  • by telephone 
  • online by zoom meetings

Appointments are available Monday to Saturday

  • Sessions either morning afternoon or evening 
  • First appointment time is around 9.00am
  • Last appointment time is around 8.30pm

This year (2024) I'll will have some time off during August

If you would like to arrange an introductory call please get in touch using the details below and I will respond within 48 hours

  • email:
  • copy the link below into your browser to complete the self referral form

  • telephone: 07394 378253

Face to face in person introduction appointments are available if preferred, please ask for further details.

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced counsellor with an extensive background helping individuals to learn how to talk about their mental health. 

The person centred approach is at the heart of my practice which means I will offer you a safe non-judgmental space to talk and reflect together. It also means I will not give you advice or tell you what to do.

I understand this may be confusing and disorientating to begin with. However, as we build our therapeutic relationship, I will offer you space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours at a deeper level.

I will offer you space to explore your experiences which may be holding you back in relationships, work, confidence or just not feeling ok generally.

I use the counselling core values of respect, dignity and honesty in my work as a counsellor. As a female who is neuro divergent, I bring warmth, humour, gentleness and curiosity to our sessions.

If I miss the point of your reflections I will say so. I will check out with you if I have understood your meanings and interpretations, helping you to be more honest with yourself and to think more clearly and rationally about how you see things.

I believe individuals have inner strengths to help them understand what they need to change to make better life choices and lead more fulfilling lives. 

I'm based in Oldham and work with individuals across Greater Manchester and beyond.

Primarily, I work with adults and young people.

I have experience of counselling individuals in the NHS, non-profit organisations, higher education and the justice sector. 

I take a non directive approach in my work as a counsellor. I will guide and involve you in how you want to explore your issues.  

I am trained to use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solutioned focused practice (SFP) to help individuals learn practical tools and techniques to improve positive thinking patterns and change unhealthy behaviours.

Practice description

My practice is a blend of face to face telephone and online appointments.

I use 2 locations in Manchester city centre for clients who prefer face to face appointments.

I offer appointments which work best for you and your schedule! This way you get to have uninterrupted counselling time so we can work on what's important to you.

During our initial introduction call you can find out more about booking counselling appointments, what time of day you prefer and what it may be like working with me.

My first session

The first session will include a short assessment of your aims for counselling. 

I may take some notes to ensure I understand what you want to talk about and what you want to get from your sessions.  

I will invite you to describe:

  • Your priorities 
  • What is realistic to work on
  • What you feel you need me to help you focus on

It's natural to feel apprehensive in the first session. Coming to counselling is like you're saying  'ok, things aren't going well and things can't carry on as they have'. I recognise coming to counselling and making a commitment to engage in our therapeutic relationship takes courage. You have already made a first step to improve things.

To help you feel comfortable we can have conversations about you're expectations, whether you need any special adjustments and its a space for you to ask me questions too. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

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