About Stephen Manning
Have you reached a point where you find it difficult to cope with the problems you are facing? Do you feel you need to talk to someone? Do you need to be heard?
If you are thinking about coming for counselling, you may be wondering what is involved - taking that first step can be quite scary.
Perhaps something has been troubling you and you feel it would be helpful to talk it through with someone you don't know but who will listen to you and help you understand your situation; maybe you need support during a difficult period in your life; perhaps you aren't even sure what the problem is - you simply have a vague feeling that things are not quite right. People bring a wide range of problems to counselling but you don't have to identify a specific problem before coming.
Counselling provides you with an opportunity to talk in confidence about how you feel, to become more self-aware, and to work towards a more satisfying and authentic life.
I will make every effort to establish a counselling relationship, and an environment, within which you feel safe. I will encourage you to explore whatever issues or concerns you bring, in ways which respect your values, abilities and culture. I will not be judgmental, will try my best to understand you and your experiences, and will be genuine in our relationship.
I have been a qualified counsellor for over ten years and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a qualified counselling supervisor.
I offer Person-centred counselling, Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
You might also like to try a brief, 30-minute 'Online Offload'. Sometimes, that's all people need in order to feel motivated and regain their sense of self.
I work primarily in English but can also conduct sessions in basic, conversational Hebrew.
My counselling experience includes:
* staff counsellor with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister;
* affiliate counsellor with several Employee Assistance Providers;
* private practice since 2001;
* counsellor in a GP surgery;
* counsellor with The Churches Ministerial Counselling Service;
* counsellor at the Speke-Garston Domestic Violence Project;
* associate counsellor with the Talking Matters Counselling Service (Salford); and
* counselling and relaxation classes at CITA (Counselling for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction) in Waterloo.
You can visit my website at www.actualitycounselling.co.uk.
You can visit my blog at http://actualitycounselling.blogspot.com/
My Skype name is actualitycounselling.