North West England

Olatunde Spence http://www.akomahealingharts.com/

Art Psychotherapist  and EMDR Therapist

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou. I would like to support you to tell your story.

I am an autistic art psychotherapist and trauma-informed therapist. Difficult experiences in childhood, experiencing trauma as an adult can lead to periods of anxiety, low mood and feeling stuck. Exploring your experience can help you move on and enjoy life in ways that may not have felt possible before.

It can be frightening to revisit a traumatic event. By using art therapy or EMDR, I will work with you to manage your anxiety, work out what triggers your anxiety and help you to reduce the impact of distressing events in your life. Resolving past traumas can create the space you need for healing, acceptance, and positive change.


Natasha Fiberesima, MBACP

https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/natasha-fiberesima

Hello, my name is Natasha. I am a neurodivergent therapist and trainee counselling psychologist based in Manchester. My aim is to provide you with a warm, non-judgemental space where you are welcome to explore all issues you wish to discuss and be met with empathy and compassion.
Over the past 10 years, I have worked extensively with autistic children, young people, adults and parents in NHS inpatient mental health units, schools, and charities, in addition to supporting carers, people with long-term health conditions and people who have experienced domestic abuse. My therapeutic approach is integrative, which means that I draw on a range of strategies from various therapeutic models depending on your needs, such as person-centred counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and mindfulness. 
Please get in contact to arrange a consultation if you feel there is anything I could help you with. 

Lesley Dougan

MBACP (Accred), MNCS (Accred)

https://www.lesleydougan-counselling.org/

Hello, my name is Lesley. I am a cisgender, neurodivergent psychotherapist &mental health practitioner. I have worked in the field of mental health since 1996, working with neurodivergent children and young people (including children and young people with learning disabilities) & their families, working as a psychotherapist across the lifespan (children, young people, adults, and older adults) since 2012. I am currently completing “Supervision with an Intersectional Lens”. 

I live with Neurofibromatosis type 1; a neuro-genetic disorder of the Central Nervous System. I am an Accredited, Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP & the National Counselling Society NCS. I am a registered member of EMDR UK, working towards Accreditation. I am a full member of the World Association for Transgender Health WPATH where I am in the process of qualifying for WPATH Certified Member Status (Mental Health Practitioner).

In addition to my psychotherapy qualifications, I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Autism, MA Special Educational Needs, and MSc in Psychology. 

To find out more about me and the way I work please take time to look at my website. Thank you


Louise Brown (MBACP)

http://www.curiosityspot.co.uk

‘In the waves of change we find our true direction’. At the points in our lives when we feel like we are surrounded by change, we have an opportunity to remake ourselves. We can choose which parts we wish to take with us to build our future and which we no longer need. Whether change is imposed on us from the outside or it bubbles up from within us, it can leave us feeling out of control and stuck, unsure of what to do next. Whatever the feelings are that you are experiencing having a safe space to explore them and begin to make sense of what happens next can help you to take back control and choose your direction of travel.

I can offer you a place to be curious about what changes are possible for you, to explore your past and present so you can make choices about your future. I have worked extensively with LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent clients.

Because I know that counselling works best when you find the right person, I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation, so you can check if I’m the right person for you. Please contact me by email or phone with your availability and I will get back to you in 48 hours. More information about me is available on my website www.curiosityspot.co.uk


Sam Agnew (MBACP) http://www.psychospiritualtherapy.co.uk/

Hi there,

I am a creative, inspiring and dynamic life coach, counseller and psychotherapist specialising in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and those who are Neurodivergant eg-autism spectrum conditions, ADHD, PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

I work in a wide range of ways, providing the following for my clients:

Coaching- This option describes one off coaching sessions when life hacks, skills and coping strategies or innovative ways to solve a problem are desired in by my client. We may discuss ways in which the client can access direction, support or how to deal with a life responsibility or social situation they may be struggling with. We may utilise talking therapy, visualisation or use creative materials.

Counselling sessions- This option describes short or medium term weekly sessions in which my client and I can work together on way to tackle life issues. This may be useful for recent changes, new beginnings, birth, death, loss, end of relationship, life changes, career direction, working with depression and anxiety or unhelpful patterns in my clients life.

Psychotherapy sessions can be used in an open ended weekly format to really delve into what makes you tick. In these weekly sessions this is your time to ask the big questions-who am I? What do I want out of life? Do I have or want faith? What happened to me? How do I want my future to look and how do I get there?

We can use this time to gently and compassionately understand the authentic and joyous parts and the more problematic parts of your psyche that are inviting us to work with them.

This is especially useful if you frequently find yourself in the same problematic situations, if you are experiencing addictive patterns in your life e.g food, sex, gambling, drink, drugs, porn etc.

Using a range of approaches and techniques we can work to create a more fulfilling life for you so you can flourish and grow in to the person you are truly meant to be.

Practice description

It is with great honour I work with my clients to assist in the facilitation of expression,  healing and understanding of their lives, dreams, wishes, fears and hopes for themselves. 

My first session

I offer a free introductory phone call for 10-15 minutes for us to get to know eachother before we begin our work together. This is a great time to ask any questions you might have about starting therapy with me.

After this we can begin booking our online sessions which take place online using video. If at any point you are unable to attend using online service on video I also offer phone call counselling to support your needs moving forward.

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