Tel: 07717 289373 email: [email protected]
How I work
Hello, my name is Kevan Owen, a Counsellor and Psychotherapist living and working in the north of England and online.
You may have arrived here because something isn't working for you, and you want to find a resolution to some difficulty, or personal challenge. It may be to do with present day stress, or uncertainty about what the future will hold, or feeling stuck due to old patterns of feeling from the past. Whatever the issue, my aim is to help you find clarity, to untangle the knots of anxiety, worry and distress, and to find a way forward.
My approach to therapy is collaborative. I will work with you to identify the key difficulty in your life, and to discover what is producing that difficulty. I take a non-pathologizing view and believe that all psychological problems arise for a coherent reason. My work is informed by the findings of memory reconsolidation neuroscience and Coherence Therapy.
My therapy work is very experiential. By that I mean that we will not just "talk about" problems. I may, with your permission, actively invite you to imaginatively enter a recent example of a problematic pattern, and use this as a bridge to the coherent reason for that difficulty cropping up in your life. This can open the door to real and lasting change.
I was drawn to therapeutic work following many years of personal growth on my own life challenges, and from a keen desire to help others in emotional or psychological distress. I draw upon a broad range of therapy modalities, from Person-Centred Counselling, Mindfulness-based approaches, Hypno-psychotherapy and Coherence Therapy.
I offer a safe confidential space for anyone suffering from anxiety or any other kind of emotional difficulty, be it stress, anger, panic, phobia or low mood. Whatever difficulty you may be experiencing at present my aim is to chart a way forward and help to resolve inner conflicts quickly and efficiently so that you can soon feel better and start enjoying life again.
Because every person is a unique individual I do not restrict myself to any single model of therapy. Rather I draw on a number of different types of effective therapy for which I have extensively trained. I always record outcomes with every person who comes to see me so that the therapy is kept on track and progress maintained.
I look forward to working with you.
Online Therapeutic Counselling via Video Call
This is a convenient option that puts you in charge and allows you to participate in therapy in the comfort of your own home. You will need a computer or laptop that is audio and video enabled, and a stable internet connection.
Online therapy has several advantages:
I tailor each session to the unique needs of each individual and use simple evaluation and outcome measures to ensure satisfaction.
The Fee is £50 per session, with Concessionary rates for people on low income. Payment is made by bank transfer.
During the session, please ensure that you are in a reasonably quiet and private place where you are unlikely to be disturbed for the duration of the call, which will be between 60 and 90 minutes.
To book a session please call mobile 07717 289373 or use the Contact Form
In-person Therapeutic Counselling at the Bell Practice
Face-to-face Coherence Counselling and Therapy is available at a comfortable and spacious therapy room in the Bell Surgery, a well established multi-disciplinary practice in South Manchester.
453 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, M21 8AU.
Surgery phone number: 0161 8812128.
In-person sessions are priced at £50 per hour.
Please do not attend in-person sessions if:
• You have covid-like symptoms.
• You have been in contact with someone with confirmed COVID in the last 14 days.
• You have a positive COVID test result.
Please follow NHS advice. Latest information here.
Also at Silk House Practice, Macclesfield
I also offer in-person therapy sessions in Macclesfield, within Silk House Therapy and Wellbeing Practice, 45, Pickford Street, SK11 6HB.