A Psychotherapist in Salford, Greater Manchester
Welcome to my website. My name is Clare McFarlane. I'm a UKCP-Registered and Registered MBACP (Accred.) practitioner and have been offering counselling and psychotherapy in Salford, Greater Manchester since 2000.
Why counselling or psychotherapy?
Sometimes life is difficult. We may feel over-whelmed with thoughts or feelings that are troubling us. Perhaps we have a sense that we are not living life to the full; just “getting by”. Or maybe we are struggling to come to terms with unwelcome change; a bereavement, diagnosis or new work role. Counselling and psychotherapy can be of help in these circumstances — see my Therapy page for more detailed information.
Support to change; support with change.
Therapeutic change is akin to a journey. If we have a clear sense of the road ahead, and what support is needed to get us to our destination, that's great. But sometimes we are unsure about which path to take. We want our situation to change, but find ourselves repeating the very patterns that keep us stuck. Or something feels “missing” in our lives, but we aren't sure what. Perhaps things feel grim right now, and we'd like to tell someone about it. Have a look at my Therapy page for something about my approach — known as Gestalt psychotherapy and counselling. For those of you wanting to find out more about the thinking behind Gestalt, do go to the Links page.
Making a start with psychotherapy
Before “setting out”, it's important to consider who to take with you. When travelling my own path, I wanted those alongside me to be skilled, knowledgeable and trustworthy. But their honesty and willingness to stick with me when we squabbled, the terrain got tricky or I felt like giving up mattered even more! I think that undertaking my own journey has better equipped me to accompany others. Your path will inevitably be different to mine, and completely unique to you. And, in the end, only you will know who is the right person for the job.
If you are considering that I may be such a person, do check out my web-site to find out more About Me. The Therapy page contains information about the process of counselling and psychotherapy, and there's more on the FAQ page.
Counselling and psychotherapy supervision
If you are looking for counselling or psychotherapy supervision and live within reach of Salford, Greater Manchester, go to the Supervision page for information more specifically related to clinical supervision.
What's the first step? You can or go to the Contact page to arrange a time to speak on the phone. If you like, we could arrange an initial meeting (for which I don't charge) to check out the Practicalities and to see if we are a good match.
I look forward to hearing from you.