Warm and Professional Counselling for Stockport, Cheshire and Manchester
“Steph really is something special and can approach even the most difficult issues with warmth, patience and endless kindness. There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am for Steph’s support and encouragement and the difference she has made to my life.” – Client, August 2018
Unravelling the past can feel confusing, painful and overwhelming but in order for us to move on we need to revisit those experiences and recognise how the past is affecting the present.
The client and therapist match is a bit like a jigsaw puzzle and has to be the right ‘click’ so that the work can get done. I am a therapist you come to after nothing else has worked.
To deepen our experience I use my heightened intuition, perception and sensitivity to help us pick up those things currently outside our awareness, carefully working back to the core wounds from which everything else has grown around. My role is to carefully listen without judgement and provide a safe space for you to fully emotionally process the past.
Therapy isn’t just talking about your problems or advice giving – it is a fully interactive relational experience. Our work together may be challenging (I’m sorry!) but the further you allow yourself to go the more freedom you will acquire.
I’m interested in finding out what’s happened to you,
not what’s ‘wrong’ with you.
A little bit about me….
I am a counsellor, psychotherapist, writer, mental health researcher and advocate with years of experience within health and social care. I acquired my Postgraduate Diploma from The University of Salford and refined my skills at the Manchester & Salford Counselling Service, Oldham Council, Age-UK and Willow Wood Hospice. I also served as a Company Director on the Board of MIND Manchester before setting up in private practice.
I continue to write for journals, magazines and blogs and have been recently featured in Psychotherapy and Politics International (Wiley), Therapy Today (BACP), Psychreg, Counselling Directory, The Counsellor’s Café Magazine, KEIA Wellbeing, Sounds Magazine and the Manchester Evening News.
I’m a warm, creative and playful person with a passion for music, fun, writing, nature and travel. If you are familiar with Myers-Briggs my personality type is INFJ.
Being dealt a difficult hand does not mean you are destined for a bleak future. Challenges (no matter how big) can transform our lives for the better.
Points to consider:
- Although the journey may seem challenging I promise to treat you with the utmost respect as we figure a way forward together.
- There is no need to limit yourself in our sessions (certainly no swear box!) and I promise to accept you just as you are.
- The relationships I develop with my clients are authentic, close, meaningful and supportive.
- My friends describe me as caring, compassionate and funny (and not just the ones I paid to say either – *groan).