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- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, I'm Sonia and I am a fully qualified, BACP registered, person-centred therapist based in Manchester City Centre. I've got my Masters qualification in Clinical Counselling from The University of Chester. I've been practising since February 2018 and helped clients from all walks of life, presenting with stress, moderate to severe anxiety and depression and other difficulties.
HOW I CAN HELP YOU THROUGH COUNSELLING
If you struggle with depression, anxiety, stress or your confidence and self-esteem are holding you back from living a more fulfilling and happy life, I can help you achieve your goals. I offer a facilitative space where your self-exploration and personal growth are a number one priority.
Together, we can explore anything you feel is concerning you. I will help you learn about and understand your feelings, emotions, thought processes and identify unhealthy patterns that are stopping you from achieving your full potential. I will work with you to build your self-awareness, facilitate change and growth within yourself and help you view things from a fresh perspective. I will aim to help you find new, more effective ways of living a more balanced life - emotionally, psychologically, socially and physically.
I understand that sharing your personal experiences with a stranger can feel daunting and scary. I offer a space where your struggles will be heard and your mental health will be made a priority. Our therapy sessions will be your space to talk in confidence and without a fear of being judged.
IN-PERSON AND ONLINE/TELEPHONE THERAPY SESSIONS
I offer 1:2:1, face-to-face or online therapy sessions for adults. My counselling practice is based on St. Ann's Square in Manchester City Centre and is easily accessible. All Counselling rooms are very spacious, private and decorated neutrally for your ultimate comfort when you visit for your sessions. Large windows are ideal for plenty of airflow - premises are Covid-19 secure (safety guidelines apply).
Online/telephone therapy gives you more flexibility and greater access to therapy, saving time and energy on travel. It also provides an extra layer of anonymity. It is as effective as face-to-face counselling.
DIFFICULTIES I CAN HELP WITH
I’ve worked with clients with a range of mental health difficulties from moderate/severe anxiety and depression, stress, multiple trauma, loss, suicidal ideation, abuse, family difficulties, relationship difficulties, living with medical conditions, low self-esteem, confidence issues, lack of self-awareness, personal development and growth.
I volunteered at The Gaddum in Manchester and The Roby in Hulme, providing long-term and short-term therapeutic interventions, including therapy specific to BAME community clients. I am experienced in working with people from diverse backgrounds, of different age groups and sexuality.
Alongside my private practice I also work within the NHS IAPT service.
My first session
Before we have the first therapy session, I will arrange for an initial consultation session at your convenience. This is a great opportunity for us to meet via ZOOM or phone for the very first time and to establish whether we can work together.
The initial consultation is FREE and takes up to 30 minutes. I will go through an assessment form with you to collect any background information needed for counselling purposes. I will run through our service agreement and clarify any points if needed. It is vital that we use this session to get to know each other a little and to take care of the 'business' side of therapy before our first official counselling session.
REGULAR COUNSELLING SESSION
This is your time with me to explore anything that is concerning you or weighing you down. You can share anything you feel needs your immediate attention. I can help you explore your feelings and thoughts around any issues and help you find your own ways to cope and manage better. You will gradually become more self-aware and confident in yourself to make your informed decisions.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited