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 Because often we follow a blueprint, that's years out of date.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.

'You are a ruby embedded in granite.
How long will you pretend it’s not true?
We can see it in your eyes.
Come to the root of the root of your Self.'

From Love is a Stranger, by Jalaluddin Rumi, tr. by Kabir Helminski

 
 

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.

 

"To my mind, empathy is in itself a healing agent. It is one of the most potent aspects of therapy, because it releases, it confirms, it brings even the most frightened client into the human race. 
If a person is understood, he or she belongs."

  - Carl Rogers, pioneer of the Person Centred approach

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 in her own unique style by injecting fun, humour and compassion. Every workplace should have a Kavyasiddhi.
— Participant in retreats & one off events
It wasn’t always easy but so, so beneficial. I am not great at communicating to others how I feel and lots of times things are just too painful, but this was a great way of finding the real me.
— Participant in creative writing retreat
 

Sometimes, responding to others, we lose ourselves.
With perspective & kindness, we find out who we are.
We can come home to ourselves.

 
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Kavyasiddhi Mulvey  BA Hons, PGCE, PGDip Psychotherapy & Counselling (pending)  

Professional

My professional training was through a diploma accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I follow the BACP ethical framework, undertake regular supervision and hold professional insurance with the Psychologists Protection Society.

My work is assessed and supervised. Although sessions are confidential, I use questionnaires to assess risk and measure change.  They protect clients without identifying them, and show I'm accountable.

I currently work pro bono for the NHS, seeing patients like yourself, at a GP surgery. Previously I worked as a university counsellor and with clients in recovery from drug and alcohol dependency. 

Investing in yourself

I see clients in central Manchester, at The Remedy Lounge, or in Stockport. 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.
Like gym membership, holidays and running a car, therapy costs money. You might have a budget in mind. When we start, we'll agree a number of sessions, then review.  A structure often helps us focus and make the most of our sessions.


Psst, watch someone else
 'Choosing a therapist'- a BBC film made with the BACP

 
 

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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