About me

I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Centre in Tunbridge Wells, where I continue to work as a senior counsellor. I also have experience working within the NHS in pre and postnatal mental health, and as part of the counselling team at West Kent Mind. 

I have worked with people across a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown, bereavement, trauma and abuse. I also have particular experience working during pregnancy, following childbirth and into early parenthood. 

I take my commitment to ensuring the quality and development of my practice very seriously and undertake regular further training. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, whose ethical framework I adhere to. 

My approach

I am trained in the psychodynamic model of counselling, an approach rooted in consideration of the whole person. During the course of our work together, we might think about your early life as well as how significant experiences have impacted you. We may also be curious about how the unconscious parts of you affect the way you feel, think and behave.

 

You are free to bring and discuss whatever you feel is most important week by week. I place an emphasis on ensuring our sessions are a safe space in which the unsayable can be said, heard and thought about, free of shame or judgement. 

Without giving you advice or telling you what to do, I work to support you to find the answers that are right for you, and to strengthen your own  resilience both during our work together and into the future.

Telephone: 07765 735901         Email: rachael.manku@gmail.com

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