Carina Badger

Carina Badger

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M41
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


My normal working hours are Monday and Wednesday 8am to 7pm (excluding bank holidays) and Thursday 2pm to 9pm. I will respond to messages within one working day.

About me and my therapy practice

Sometimes life can feel like a treadmill. Or perhaps you appear generally ok on the outside, but something doesn’t feel quite right. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, lonely or hopeless. Perhaps you need time, space and another perspective to work things out. If you’d like to make a change, but aren’t sure how or where to start, I can help.

As a counsellor, I firmly believe that you write your own life story. Sometimes, though, it can feel hard to face things on your own or make sense of the challenges life can present. This is where counselling can help. For me, the most rewarding part of what I do is seeing how counselling can transform someone’s world.

There is a 50% discount on the first session so you can get a feel for how I work and what therapy is like.

I provide a safe, confidential environment for people to speak, and be heard and valued as an individual.   I am non-judgemental, open-minded, kind and compassionate in my approach. I want to hear your story and support you in making sense of yourself and the choices you make. 

My clients come from a range of different backgrounds and have sought counselling for a wide variety of reasons. I work with people who may be depressed, anxious or otherwise feeling sad. They may have relationship, self-esteem or confidence challenges, or may be struggling with a life transition or identity issue.

Please get in touch for an initial conversation to find out more and see if we are a good fit.

 I am LGBTQ+ affirmative.

Practice description

I hold sessions in-person, by phone, online (Zoom) and walk-and-talk sessions.  My therapy room is in Urmston (M41), which is a short walk from Urmston station.

I offer both daytime and evening sessions on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Daytime sessions cost £40 and evening sessions cost £50. 

There is a 50% discount on the first session so you can get a feel for how I work and what therapy is like.

My main way of working is person-centred, although I am also able to use a range of techniques and approaches. Some examples include coaching, transactional analysis and mindfulness techniques. 

In addition to my counselling work, I am an executive coach and psychological wellbeing consultant. I first started coaching in 2009 and have used my skills in a variety of settings. I specialise in supporting professionals who want to flourish – in whatever way that means to them. This typically involves work in understanding yourself, your values, your hopes and aspirations, your unique talents and the internal barriers that may hamper you from being who and how you want to be.

I have two places at a reduced rate for students and trainee counsellors / therapists. Please get in touch for further details. I ask for payment on or before the session by bank transfer.

My first session

There is a 50% discount on the first session so you can get a feel for how I work and what therapy is like.  The relationship is critically important in therapy and it is important you feel safe to be open and yourself with your counsellor/therapist. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Depression, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

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