Hello, my name is Manuela.
My clients come to me because they are struggling with daily intense anxious feelings, which can also be intense fears and are often accompanied with physical symptoms like restlessness, difficulties in concentration, experiencing nausea, stomach upset, rapid heart beat and breathing.
Some of my clients experience depressive symptoms such as being unusually sad or having irritable mood that doesn't go away, a lack of energy, persistent tiredness and intense guilt feelings. This can result in feeling worthless, thinking about death and wishing to be dead.
Having these difficult feelings and thoughts have an impact and often result in relationship problems which then reinforces the ongoing cycle of darkness, being stuck and engaging in destructive behaviours either towards themselves or others. Often my clients have tried different approaches with little or no relief.
Attending a course of psychotherapy make my clients feel empowered, being in control of their actions as well as a reduction of their psychological issues. My clients have learned strategies to manage stressful life events, resulting in feeling content and enjoying life again.
I am passionate about mental health and believe strongly that mental health is as important as physical health. I am an advocate in reducing stigma and making a difference to the lives of my clients. I have the ability to initiate and maintain therapeutic relationships where my clients feel safe and able to prosper, resulting in a reduction of their psychological difficulties and to understand themselves better.
My professional background is an Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Supervisor registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have been working in NHS and independent mental health services for nearly 25 years and as a Psychotherapist, I have over 9 years post-registration experience, successfully supporting male and female clients on an individual or group basis. My specialist experience is in Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Problems, Abuse, Self-Harm, past and recent Trauma and Self Esteem.
In addition, I offer Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals on an individual and group basis and Personal Therapy. Further, I offer psychological support for small business owners, raising mental health awareness for their employees, reducing sickness and absenteeism in relation to mental health issues.
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Hallam Institute of Psychotherapy. My practice is sensitive to culture, diversity and difference. I abide by the Data Protection Act 1998 and I am GDPR compliant.
Please contact me for a confidential and free telephone consultation for further information.
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