|Locations:||NHS Lambeth, Low Cost Clapham|
Paul McManus provides a safe space for people to bring their concerns and an empathic, non-judgmental ear. His belief is that all of us, however troubled, have the capacity to grow and change; that we are all OK and doing our very best, often in very difficult circumstances, and in a sometimes hostile-feeling world. He uses Transactional Analysis to provide his clients with the tools to take back control of their lives and ultimately, he hopes, their happiness. As a long-term Samaritan and founder of a leading suicide prevention charity, he has huge experience in supporting people who are dealing with profound feelings of sadness and despair, as well as those for whom anxiety, depression and loneliness are making life seem intolerable.
He was drawn to Transactional Analysis (TA) because, in the simplest way, it allows us to understand why we do the things we do, think the things we think and feel the way we feel. It is that understanding that gives us the power to change. People come to therapy for many different reasons: to deal with relationships, work, family, feelings of loss, bereavement or confusion, but in the end, what they want to achieve is the same: they want to feel better, happier, more fulfilled. TA is a therapy that is both effective at treating symptoms and understanding their cause, enabling each of us to make long-term, meaningful change.
Paul is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis. He is working towards an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. He offers therapy through the NHS in Lambeth and The Awareness Centre’s low cost service in Clapham. He offers therapy in English and Dutch.