Support for change; support with change: the practicalities
- Will the travelling time be manageable for me on a regular basis?
- Is the on-going financial cost of sessions within my means?
- Can I — if necessary — negotiate time out of work to attend therapy or supervision?
- Will the practical arrangements support the outcome and change that I'm wanting, or feel like a stretch too far?
- How important is accessibility?
Location and venue
I work from premises in Salford, Greater Manchester, M7 3PJ. It's important to note that this is Moorside Road, Kersal not Swinton!
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Approximately 2.5 miles from Manchester City Centre, M7 is within reach of Prestwich, Whitefield, Bury, North Manchester and Salford. With Junctions 17 and 19 of the M60 only a couple of miles away and just off the Bury New Road/A56 bus corridor, it's accessible to clients from further afield, too. There are more details of transport links and directions below.
My self-contained therapy suite is only accessible via a short flight of stairs. Toilet facilities are available. I don't have a receptionist or waiting room, so I'm not able to answer the door outside our pre-arranged session times. If you are coming by public transport and arrive early, there are various coffee shops and small supermarkets in nearby Sedgley Park should you wish to shelter indoors. Please just ring the front door-bell at the time arranged. (In order to maintain the privacy of clients, there is no “official” signage indicating the nature of my practice).
Transport links and info.
There is usually no shortage of free, on-street parking.
My practice in Salford, Greater Manchester is near to the A56 Bury New Road bus corridor serviced by some buses on the Witch Way (X41/X43) route, and First Direct (98, etc.)
The nearest stop to ask for is Kersal Bar/Moor Lane/Singleton Road. The Sedgley Park stop is also close.
Please check for up-to-date information when planning your journey:
It's a considerable walk from either of the nearest tram stops, which are Heaton Park or Prestwich.
I charge £50 for a 50-minute therapy session.
Supervision is charged at £60 per hour.
Payment is due on the day of the session, either by cheque or cash. If, for budgeting reasons, you prefer to pay for an agreed number of sessions in advance, this is something we can arrange together.
I charge for all sessions cancelled with less than 1 week's notice. I ask clients to let me know of planned absences — for which I do not charge — in advance. Equally, I will give clients reasonable notice of times when I will be unavailable due to my own vacations, training days, etc. At our initial session, I will ask clients and supervisees how they would like to be contacted in the event of my unplanned absence or emergency. However, we would both need to be generally available to meet at the same time on a regular, weekly basis in order for work to proceed.
I have sessions available during week-days, but not in the evenings or week-ends.
Preliminary enquiries can be made via and we can then arrange a time to meet.
You can also call me on 0161 792 3370. I'm not able to answer the phone when “in session” with clients or supervisees, so it's worth e-mailing me first to arrange a time to speak. This also ensures that your call can be taken confidentially. However, you are welcome to leave a message with your name, contact details and availability on my voicemail and I will return your call as soon as I can within working hours.
If you're thinking of coming to see me, and you live within reach of Salford, Greater Manchester there's more helpful information on the Practicalities and FAQ pages. Through the Links page, you can access resources about psychotherapy and counselling more generally alongside articles specifically relating to Gestalt therapy.
I look forward to hearing from you.