07748 838180 info@geraldinemcmanus.co.uk

Qualifications, Training and Background

I am a qualified BACP Accredited psychotherapist and counsellor and a counselling-supervisor.

My original psychotherapy training includes an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling. This enables me to draw from a range of philosophical and theoretical, scientific and academic approaches.

Theoretical Approach
My approach draws from Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Phenomenological, Existential, Attachment Theory, neuroscience, Family Systems Theory, Mindfulness, Postive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural, Learning Theory and my priority is to provide a platform of support for clients to enable you to have the insight, healing and change that you are looking as and when you are ready.

Continuing Professional Development
Over the course of my career I have taken additional training and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Couple Counselling, Clinical or Counselling Supervision, Hypnotherapy, Leadership and Management Coaching, working with children and young people, Creativity and Play Therapy,  I have taken specific additional training to work with those with suicidal thoughts. In 2016 I took a certificated trainning to work online as a psychotherapist and counsellor.

Experience Settings
My experience includes work with the NHS, the corporate sector, in private practice as well as charity sector including the mental heath charity Mind, Cruse bereavement charity, Place2Be(  creativity and play therapy for children in schools ) a charity supporting those affected by cancer.

Client groups
I work with a large range of people from many different backgrounds, nationalities and cultures, gender and sexual orientation and with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship and couple counselling and exploring identity.

I practice according to professional ethics of the BACP.

What some of my clients say:

“yes, I guess what tends to motivate me is to avoid being judged, but I never feel judged by you at all”

“It really took me a long time to make the call even once I found your details, I can't thank you enough for how much this has helped me. I can't believe how differently I feel already, it makes me wish I had called a lot sooner."

“That was really such a bad time for me, but things are so different for me now, since coming here and talking to you."

“This is where I wanted to get to and you have got us there, thank you!"

“It's only since I have been talking to you that I been able to see how things fit together”

“Thank you, our sessions have provided invaluable support for me through the difficult times.”

“I am doing things differently now, I can see things differently. It all makes so much sense and seems so obvious, but I had never thought about these things until I came here."

“I feel better already. It feels good talking to you. I feel happy now. I can see now what was upsetting me.”