How can Counselling or Psychotherapy help you?
Are you feeling low, anxious, irritable or stressed? You may have lost confidence or self respect in yourself and putting things off or avoiding being around others. Maybe you are facing loss or uncertainty, or you have been through some unexpected and difficult experiences.
Feeling alone with one's own thoughts and feelings with no light at the end of the tunnel, can feel like a living hell. The good news is that you don't need to feel alone.
People seek counselling or psychotherapy for a wide range of reasons, often linked with uncomfortable thoughts/ feelings and experiences that just don't go away. I am a psychodynamic counsellor with many years' experience and I offer counselling/psychotherapy in times when it may feel hard to find the right pathway alone. I am committed to the provision of a safe, confidential and non-judgmental setting and context for our work together, where you can begin to break down some of the barriers that may be currently standing in your way. My aim is to help you understand yourself better and to find ways of getting back on track or starting out in new directions.
My practice covers Greater Manchester, Blackpool, Burnley and Preston. Due to COVID -19 face to face counselling/psychotherapy was put on hold, however I am now taking on face to face referrals following Government guidelines.
Online counselling can create opportunities for people to engage with a therapist who might otherwise find this difficult, either for practical or emotional reasons. Receiving therapy in the privacy and comfort of your own home, or a private place that is special and may have significance to you.
When meeting online, the relationship that we create between us will be at the heart of our work together. We will collaborate closely to help you to explore and reflect on your past and current experiences and challenges and to face fears you may hold about the future. Through this gentle exploration, you may find you are able to gain some relief from the emotional pressures and pain that you may have found hard to manage alone and to bring about positive transformation and change.
My name is Stephen Pattinson and I have been a practising counsellor/psychotherapist in the Northwest England for the past 20 years. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I am an experienced Counsellor/ psychotherapist, supervisor and counselling tutor based around Manchester, Burnley and Blackpool, and have a vast experience of providing therapy in the NHS/rehabs and the charitable sectors. I work with all issues related for the need of 1-1 therapy, including bereavement, trauma/abuse/relationships.
I specialise in the treatment of addiction which I have written and developed many successful treatment programmes over the past 18 years that are used in the community, prisons and rehabs. In that time I had the pleasure of working with a diverse range people from many backgrounds/cultures, and able to connect with others online who may be unable to attend therapy due to many reasons for example physical/mental issues that could prevent accessing therapy. Over those years I have dedicate my work to break down barriers and to celebrate that we are all different in our own unique way.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and qualified member of the Association of Counselling Therapy Online (ACTO) . I can help and support you in difficult moments, offering a warm, welcoming and safe space that is only yours, face to face or online (Email -IM –Phone and webcam)
I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :
My practice covers Manchester, Preston, Burnley and Blackpool