Erika Mansnerus

Erika Mansnerus

Phone: 07729 056 223

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Counselling offers a confidential space for you to explore any challenges you currently experience in your life. Sometimes the sense of a safe space and the possibility to voice what is going on can offer us some ease with the burdens we carry.

 

I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor. In my private practice I work with clients on short-term or long-term basis for a range of issues they wish to explore in the confidential space of counselling.

 

My work

As an integrative counsellor, I draw resources from all main approaches in psychotherapeutic understanding: attachment theory, humanistic approaches, relational-analytic approaches and body psychotherapy.

However, what really matters is the therapeutic relationship. This can offer new ways of experiencing feelings and emotions fully, unravelling familiar thought-patterns, or relating to bodily sensations with openness and curiosity, all taking place in a confidential, safe, and supportive environment.

My counselling work is informed by mindfulness-based practices that are shown to be effective in developing the skills to live well with chronic pain, for example.

 

About me

I have experience in working in two low-cost counselling services: Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre and Highbury Counselling Centre, over the last three years.

I grew up in Finland and have working experience as an academic researcher and a university teacher prior to training as a counsellor. I know what the pressures of a competitive work environment feel like, and how relocation to a foreign country affects one’s life. I have several years of personal experience of finding counselling helpful to live through major changes in life.

 

Training

I trained at the Minster Centre and gained their Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I keep developing my counselling skills by attending regularly to workshops, conferences and discussion groups.

 

Professional Affiliations

I am registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.

 

Fees

£ 50 for a 50min session
£ 30 for initial session

 

Languages Spoken

I also offer counselling in Finnish.