I'm Karen, and I offer counselling and psychotherapy, in Manchester, close to Tameside, and Heaton Moor, Stockport.
Often, people reach out because they are struggling with depression, or feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and stress.
I have experience of working with a variety of issues, for intance: sexual, emotional and physical abuse, grief and loss, racism related stress, affairs and strained relationships, alongside the search for meaning and direction in life.
However, I specialise in working with individuals who have experienced childhood abuse, and express their distress through anger, depression or high levels of anxiety. Together we will co-create a space, where you feel able to grow, in hope and resilience.
There are many reasons for seeking psychotherapy, as a counsellor, I have found that these reasons are often, expressions of pain. Perhaps your pain seems obvious to you and those around you. Maybe, you've hidden it well, you can still manage at work and in your daily life, but inside, you know that you can't do this for much longer.
In a world where we can be so busy 'doing': earning love and respect and generally proving our worth, I provide a space where you can take the time to 'be'. Through our work together, you can be many things: still, heard, real, understood, co-creative, accepted, you.
Whether you're seeking a depression counsellor, support with anxiety and panic attacks, or you're simply ready for a change in your life, you are welcome to call, or send me an email, and we can discuss your specific needs.
My practice in Heaton Moor is currently full. However, if you need to see a counsellor fairly soon, I can offer you an appointment in East Manchester, on the border with Tameside, within a few days of our initial contact.
Help is available, so take that step and reach out, because your emotional well-being is worth the effort.
Shannon L. Alder