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Psychology & Counselling

We are delighted to have a leading Psychology and Counselling Service at InMotion – an essential core of our multidisciplinary wellbeing clinic.

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What can psychological support help with?

Psychological support and talking therapy can help you with a wide range of presenting difficulties, including:

  • Low mood or depression
  • Stress (including work- or school-related)
  • Anxiety (including phobias, panic and obsessive compulsive-disorder)
  • Difficulties associated with loss (such as bereavement, separation, divorce, or job loss)
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Appearance issues (including body dysmorphia, pre-surgical assessments)
  • Self-esteem/confidence/social skills
  • Health-related concerns, such as living with and managing acute or chronic illness (including pain)
  • Trauma
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Shema Mandy DipHE MBACP - About Me

I am a qualified counsellor registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have worked with individuals ranging from 16 to 90+ years old, from all walks of life and varying backgrounds.

To ensure that I remain up to date with the latest research, I continue to attend further training and participate in research, as well as undergoing continual supervision.

How I work
I am a Pluralistic Counsellor, which means I combine methods from different approaches into the formula which works best for you. We can discuss your own preferences and goals to understand how counselling can work for you. You can read more about the pluralistic approach and how it differs from other approaches on the pluralistic website. I don’t believe that “one size fits all”. Instead, I believe that because your challenges and experiences are unique to you, they should be explored as such.

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My Role

My role is to understand the world and how you are experiencing it from your point of view. Everything you say is confidential, and I’m not here to judge anything you say. My job is to create an environment in which you feel safe enough to explore anything you want without fear of judgment or shame. I will help you discover your own resources that may be hidden within, and to understand and heal any pain, anxiety, or other feelings that you do not want to carry.

Every Session is Unique
The structure of sessions along your counselling journey may vary as your needs vary. You may feel you’d like to focus more on your past during some sessions; other times may lean more on present feelings and experiences. When and how much to explore is entirely your choice, and exploring the past isn’t always even necessary.

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Exploring the past and present help you gradually come to understand your past experiences, make sense of how they affect you now, and eventually how to change how those experiences affect you in the present.

Focusing on feelings in the present and current challenges in your life is equally important. We can discuss useful tools and techniques to manage your day-to-day difficulties in order to function more productively and to make better-informed decisions in relation to your life, work, and relationships.

Our Therapeutic Relationship
The connection which forms between counsellor and client is the “therapeutic relationship”. How you feel within this therapeutic relationship is paramount to your progress. It should provide you a feeling of safety and comfort, and you should feel understood and free of judgement.

Appointment Costs

We offer appointments with our resident Psychologist, Shema Mandy.

Shema is highly experienced in working with young people (16+), adults and families. She works in an integrated way, to tailor-make individualised therapeutic approaches to meet the expressed needs and goals of their clients.

Whilst you're welcome to book online or by calling Clinic reception, Shema will typically offer a brief chat over the phone (or email if you prefer) to discuss exactly how she can help, before confirming the online booking that you’ve made (initial appointment).

You don’t need a referral from your GP to start counselling, so waiting lists are far less typical and your first session can commence soon!

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Psychology - single appointment

If you wish to have sessions with Shema. these are typically 50-55 minutes at £55.

£55
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Block of 6 Psychology sessions

If you wish to block book 6 sessions with Shema. these are £300 (£50 each).

£300

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Book an Appointment

You can book Psychology sessions by calling us on 01244 37 37 57. Our Psychologist will call you back for an introductory phone or email chat, at your preference.

Treatments

Our comprehensive list of available treatments

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Massage Therapy

We can provide the latest treatments for specific areas of pain. In your Initial Physiotherapy consultation and treatment we will discuss your massage needs and recommend the best approach for you.

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Shockwave Therapy

We are proud to be Chester's first clinic to use an Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Machine for the benefit of our patients.

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Physiotherapy

Whilst our team of Podiatrists can provide specific Lower Limb and Foot treatments, our Physiotherapists add much more help for your whole body aches and pains!

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Podiatry

Podiatry is the international name for “Foot Doctors”. It covers more specialist advice and treatment options than general Chiropody (routine foot and nail care).