MTS Psychotherapy 
0795 265 6331

Passionate about Mental Health

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. 

Thank you for visiting my website. 

 
Testimonial

"I sought help from Manuela in August 2018 to help to overcome my fear of flying. She taught me mediation, thinking and stress techniques that over a four week period enabled me to get a hold on my fear and to take serious steps in dealing with it. The sessions I had were always informative and I learnt a lot about where my fears and anxiety were coming from, this enabled me to better understand myself and to understand that by ignoring and pushing away things in my life they had manifested into a fear of flying. With Manuela’s help I was able to fly again within four weeks. I would highly recommend her to any and all who need help with any anxiety or fears".

Testimonial

“Manuela created a sense of security that enabled me to acknowledge thoughts and feelings that had troubled me but remained half-buried.  Her quiet observations did not intrude but had positive effects that reached beyond the initial struggles that had brought me to therapy.”

Testimonial

"Having sought Manuela's guidance during a difficult period of my life, I found her approach to be very calming and reassuring. We explored a range of issues that had manifested from childhood all of which I was aware of logically but had not felt them on an emotional level. Manuela helped me to understand the triggers for certain behaviours and to not blame myself or be too harsh or critical. The work and time we spend together was very rewarding and something I will keep with me when times get difficult. Unfortunately after having to move out of the area for work, I was unable to continue but would always recommend Manuela as a professional psychoanalytical/dynamic therapist who used a type of explorative therapy to help me uncover issues for myself in a non judgemental and safe way".