It's very ordinary, talking & being heard, but it can change everything.

 
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ARE YOU...

Frustrated?      
Distressed?
Can't see a way forwards?

Need to get unstuck?
Let's talk

 
 

You might feel in crisis, or perhaps there's an issue that just won't go away. 

I specialise in family dynamic and childhood issues. Why? Because often we follow a blueprint, that's years out of date.       As a person-centred counsellor, I offer empathy and respect, calm and perspective.  In our sessions, I am alongside you, as we uncover the root of the issue and find your way through.

 
 

Counselling is...

a non-judgemental place for you to explore and understand the difficulties you experience.

Non-judgemental means space to unscramble all the thoughts that crowd you, and hear what you really want.

Freeing ourselves of critical thoughts or expectations takes effort - but it's worth it.

 

 
 
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Family dynamic & childhood issues

Confused, distressed or angry about what you *should* do? Is ‘what you want to do’ still an option? Sometimes, tensions rumble along until a crisis brings them to a head. 

Transgressing the unwritten rules of families may result in scapegoating, silence, addiction. These may be symptoms of unresolved trauma, or a shame which corrodes our sense of self.

Being seen and heard - acknowledged -  is fundamental to accepting ourselves. That acceptance is the basis of freedom, as we start to live as a whole person.

Therapy offers a space to be yourself, to find out what you think.

 
 

Professional

I trained for four years in counselling and psychotherapy. From 2017 I worked in three placements: as a university counsellor; with clients in recovery from drug and alcohol dependency and in the NHS, seeing patients like yourself, at a GP surgery.

I mainly see clients in central Manchester, at The Remedy Lounge. After a phone call to see if we can work together, we'll meet for an initial session. If that goes well, we can contract for more sessions.

 
 

 

This is not an emergency site. If you need immediate help, contact

Samaritans or call 116 123 (UK)

Some overnight (8pm - 6am) support is available at The Sanctuary (Manchester, Bolton and Wigan). Call 0300 003 7029. More information about this and other statutory (free) health provision at Self Help Services

 
 
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Testimonials 

If you’re looking for a top-notch counsellor without the hippy sh*t, Kava is it.
She is intelligent, caring and passionate about working to the highest professional standards.
— Libby Howard, CEO, Intelligent Conversation
Fantastic counsellor, could not have got through this time without you.
— NHS client, Greater Manchester
In group situations she exudes warmth, sparks creativity and diffuses difficult situations by injecting fun, humour and compassion. Every workplace should have a Kavyasiddhi.
— Participant in retreats & one off events