Marcia Manderson

Marcia Manderson

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M16
Sessions from £85.00


  • Concessionary rates


 I offer private therapy on Monday's only. Face to face sessions are mornings and early afternoon in South Manchester. Online sessions are from 3pm onwards. 

I have have no availability at present. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced psychotherapist, trauma informed therapist,  therapeutic counsellor and couples therapist.

I am empathetic, and able to take a collaborative approach to helping a person manage their difficulties. I realize how important it is to get the right help when you need it. 

For many years, I have been working with individuals who have common (mild to moderate) and severe mental health difficulties. I have worked within the third sector, and still work for the NHS as a CBT therapist, as well as a couple’s therapist, specifically helpful when when one or both of the couple struggles with depression. 

It’s a huge step to decide to have therapy, and if you’re on this site, then you are already part way there to getting the help you deserve. I offer no judgement or negativity as a therapist and have a huge respect for you for getting the support needed.

My practice is not only built on experience, but on safety and trust and inclusivity. I have experience of working with the BAME and LGBTQ plus communities, and any community that regards themselves as being marginalized. 

I work with young adults upwards, around issues of anxiety, low mood, social and health anxiety , as well as emotional regulation. 

I offer a space where you can feel understood and accepted and together, we can find a way forward.

I work face to face as well as video call, which offers you the comfort of having your therapeutic experience in the comfort of your own surroundings.

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP), Person Centered Counsellor (BACP), Trauma Informed Therapist  and Couples Therapist (CTfD) Tavistock Relationship Centre Practitioner.

Practice description

I can provide one to one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), for difficulties such as:


Obsessive Compulsive Traits (OCD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Health Anxiety 

Social Anxiety

Post-Traumatic Stress  (PTSD)

Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks

Specific Phobias.

Sexual Trauma.

Trauma Therapy/Counselling for:

Sexual Trauma.

Historic Sexual Abuse.

Intergenerational Trauma.

As well as:

Couples Therapy (CTfD), where I work with couples where one person has a diagnosis of depression. This therapy looks at how depression can create problems in relationships.

My first session

I offer a free 15 minute brief telephone consultation, so that you can decide if I am the therapist for you, and more importantly, so that you can discuss your needs.

For the first session I conduct a 1 hour assessment, before we start to address your issues on a weekly basis.

As a CBT Therapist I work to treatment protocols and can let you know in advance the amount of sessions needed to alleviate the problem you are facing.

Trauma therapy and counselling can be short term or as long as needed. You decide. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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