YOGA, COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR WELLBEING

Welcome, my name is Craig. I'm a Counsellor & Psychotherapist, and Yoga Therapist. I help you, help yourself through mindful movement and talking. Find out more about how we can work together. You can reach me at: craig@bwellinu.co.uk

About

I believe that human wellness is multidimensional. No singular event, element or experience of living can truly cause wellness or suffering. It is a complex interplay between various factors which make up our experience of life. With this in mind, there can be no singular therapy and counselling service that can heal all. There can be no singular psychological approach which is capable of explaining the complexity of the human experience. This is why my approach is integrative and holistic, with a collaborative foundation, pulling in ideas from various models and ideologies. Some of these are:

  • Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity (GSRD)
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psycho-Spiritual
  • Yoga

I’m part of the Queer community, identifying as a white, cis, gay man using he/him pronouns. I do my best to be as inclusive as possible in relation to gender, sexuality, relationships, religious and spiritual beliefs. I do my best to help create a space that is free from shame and judgements, allowing you to gently exist and be. Within this space we will be able to explore the known and lesser known parts of yourself.

As part of my ongoing commitment to further therapeutic growth and development, I regularly engage with courses and workshops to ensure I can better help you. Currently I am completing Pink Therapy's Diploma in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity. This life-long learning is part of what I love about therapy and is what I hope to bring to our relationship to help you.

Mind

Counselling and Psychotherapy is a powerful way to heal through talking. I take an integrative approach, bringing concepts, skills and techniques from the psychotherapy, yogic and spiritual spheres. I love to weave together the worlds of counselling, yoga and spirituality. For me this encapsulates mind, body and spirit.

When working together we will build an holistic, therapeutic relationship which will serve you in the best possible way, encouraging you to flourish and grow. I will walk alongside you on your path of self-discovery and healing. I believe we all have the knowledge to bring healing into our lives. I will do my best to help create an environment in which you can gently, safely and kindly exist so that we can both explore the lighter and darker parts of existence. This may begin from a space which has no words, but may have sensations. We will both begin to sink into and connect with these sensations, allowing them to be witnessed and held, before we may then begin to make some sense of it, adding words and structure to it.

I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I’m part of a network of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. You can find me through Psychology Today, and Pink Therapy

Availability

I offer in person sessions on Monday, within the centre of Manchester (M1 6DN), and online sessions Tuesday to Friday, via Zoom.

Sessions are 50 minutes long, can be on a short or long term basis and cost £60. I offer a free 10 minute Zoom session to allow us both to connect and for any questions to be answered.

Reach out to explore working together.

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Body

Yoga is the unification of mind, body and spirit through breath. By combining these we work to help to ease the passage and release of energy and emotions. This can be through gentler and softer movements and breathing, which help quieten and calm the mind and body. Or through stronger and firmer movements and breathing, helping to invigorate and energise the mind and body.

Sessions are geared towards wellness, working specifically with anxiety and depression. Sessions are on a 1-2-1 basis, last 60 minutes and cost £60.

Group classes will be available and launched as soon as a premises has been found. Classes will be shared and announced via Social Media.

Reach out to explore working together.