About Didsbury Counselling and Therapy Centre
Therapists at the Didsbury Counseling and Therapy Centre offer a service that is professional and confidential.
Counselling and Psychotherapy is available 7 days a week (starting 7am until 9pm) to allow for morning, day and evening appointments to suit your lifestyle.
We have a private entrance to the side of the building and visitors rarely meet in our waiting room.
Who is psychotherapy for?
Most people seek psychotherapy in times of crisis, such as mental health problems or illness, relationship problems or the break-up of a relationship, acute depression, anxiety, work stress, bereavement, etc.
Some however also seek psychotherapy for non-crisis issues such as insomnia, procrastination, interpersonal problems.
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy can deal with both crisis and non-crisis issues and usually is longer term. Psychotherapists are trained to provide psychotherapy as well as counselling. Counselling is more short-term for symptom relief or a change of a specific behaviour. The major differences however are in the quality of the relationship between practitioner and client and the practitioner’s level of training.
How do I know if a particular psychotherapist is right for me?
In your first session, but also in all subsequent sessions you can ask your therapist any questions related to how they work and their training, their professional memberships as well as their experience.
Most importantly however is how you feel in the session itself. Do you feel comfortable, understood and safe? If not, it might be important to raise your concerns. A good psychotherapist will acknowledge your concerns and work on resolving them. It is very important that your needs and wants, as well as your space and safety are respected.
How many sessions of psychotherapy or counselling will I need?
Counselling is usually short-term and can last anything between 6-8 sessions. For crisis situations or personal psychotherapy it is not possible to estimate how many sessions you will need as every individual has their own individual needs and circumstances. Although some psychotherapists make an estimate, we believe that this is not ethical and undermines your individuality and strength. Ideally you will find the right moment to end psychotherapy together with your therapists to ensure that you are leaving with a positive experience of autonomy and independence. Most therapists offer regular reviews every 5-6 sessions to check how you are doing. It is not in the interest of you or the psychotherapist to encourage therapy longer than necessary.
Psychotherapy can be very challenging and hard work. Your psychotherapist will be supporting you in your journey.
How much does psychotherapy cost?
Psychotherapists at the Centre charge between £35 and £40 per 50 minute session. Some offer a free initial session lasting 30 -50 minutes or an initial session at a lower fee. If you are on low income there is also an option to join our low cost psychotherapy clinic, we do have a waiting list, but will be able to estimate when it is likely that you can start your therapy or counselling.
How regular are psychotherapy sessions?
Psychotherapy sessions are usually weekly, in some cases bi-weekly. We do not recommend less frequent then that as it would not allow for continuity and lead to "playing catch-up", which makes therapy less effective.
Who do I contact if I want to book a session?
You can contact us via our contact form or by phone.
If contacting us by phone it is very likely that you will get through to voicemail. Please leave your name and number and also indicate what times it is ok for us to contact you. This is especially important if you are leaving a landline number that you share with others as we want to protect your privacy. One of our therapists will be touch within 24 hours and you can discuss your needs and availability. All you details will be held in absolute confidentiality.
My training, work experience and any achievement
We have experience working with individuals, couples and groups from all walks of life, some with mental illness, some purely interested in personal development.
All Psychotherapists are Members of Professional Bodies, such as UKCP, ITA,(with the UKCP having the highest standarts in psychotherapy in the UK) etc. and have full professional insurance and regular supervision and are trained or in training towards UKCP Psychotherapy Accreditation which means that we are trained to provide BOTH Counselling AND Psychotherapy.
What you can expect when working with us:
• To receive the best therapy and counselling according to our training and specialisation, tailored to your needs and preferences.
• Therapy and counselling on your terms and your preferred pace. This is your time and space.
• A safe, non-judging and trusting environment, confidentiality and professionalism. Respect, dignity and empathy for you, your views and circumstances, as well as your sexuality, religious beliefs, etc.
• Full transparency and open communication throughout
• Fostering your independence, so that you can leave psychotherapy or counselling knowing that you now have the tools and resources to cope in the here and now confidently.
• A modern therapist who is constantly improving her practice by being proactive in research and who values your views and takes your suggestions into account.
Other concerns & issues I deal with
We also provide Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Additionally we offer psychological assessments for Asperger’s Syndrome by a Clinical Psychologist.
Concerns & issues I deal with
- Anger Management
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Aspergers Syndrome
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Career Counselling
- Childhood Issues
- Compulsive Behaviour
- Couple Relationships
- Domestic Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Family Problems
- Impulsive Behaviour
- Low Self Confidence
- Low Self Esteem
- Marriage (Marital Relations)
- Mental Health Problems
- Midlife Crisis
- Negative Thoughts
- Panic Attacks
- Panic Disorder
- Personal Growth
- Personal Relationships
- Relationship Problems
- Repetitive Negative Patterns
- Self Determination
- Self Development
- Self Harm
- Social Phobia
- Stress Management
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Unresolved Issues
- Weight Loss
- Work Stress
- Emotional Abuse
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Life Coaching
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): £40/session
- Counselling: £40/session
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): £40/session
- Psychotherapy: £40/session
- Life Coaching: £40/session
Special Online Booking Offers
free initial consultation (50 minutes)
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