Meet our practitioners

Chorlton Rooms is currently home to a variety of different practitioners offering a wide range of treatments, therapies and services.

If you are interested in a particular therapy or treatment, use the links below to find and contact a practitioner...


Jeni Nelson

Jeni Nelson



phone: 07928 619 151

Hello! My name is Jeni Nelson and my job is to support you in making the change you'd like to see in your life.

We won't be dwelling in the past and you certainly won't have to reveal anything that you are uncomfortable talking about. Change through hypnotherapy can be a relaxing and positive affair!


Steve Jasmine

May Tomkinson




phone: 07825 335947

Hi, I’m May, I offer private counselling sessions in the Manchester area and online.

I offer you a counselling service that is:

  • Safe – confidential, a place of warmth and acceptance
  • Human – connection with a real person. I provide you with a space that welcomes issues you may be finding uncomfortable, traumatic or taboo
  • Empowering – if you are looking to make changes in your life I can support you in this
  • Informed - about working with LGBTQ+ people and alternative relationship styles
Amanda Fyfe counsellor

Amanda Fyfe

Person-Centred Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor


phone: 07443 542460

I am a BACP registered counsellor and Mindfulness practitioner with extensive knowledge of working with adults and young people aged 11-18 years old. I have worked in the field of mental health and education for nearly 30 years and have worked clinically with counselling clients for over 4 years.

I offer three services:

  • Counselling for Chronic Pain
  • Humanistic Counselling
  • Clinical Supervision
Joanne Oliver counsellor

Joanne Oliver

Person Centered Counsellor



phone: 07780 932886

I am a BACP-qualified person-centred counsellor based in South Manchester offering confidential, face to face sessions to support and nurture you through challenging times.

In life, we face many difficult challenges and painful situations, which we can often find hard to talk about with family or friends.

Deciding to reach out and seek counselling can be a difficult decision - but if you choose to, it is a really valuable space which might not exist in your everyday life. You will be listened to, heard and valued – often, many clients say, for the first time. You will gain insight and become empowered to look at things in different ways. Ultimately you will encounter healing and transformational change to enable you to live a more fulfilled and authentic life.

Noemi Scotellaro counsellor

Noemi Scotellaro

Person Centered Counsellor

facebook: moonwatercounselling

instagram: moonwater_counselling


phone: 0161 286 6924

My name is Noemi, and I am a BACP-registered Person-Centred counsellor. I offer counselling sessions in both English and Italian in Manchester and online.

I use different therapeutic approaches and expressive therapies (including writing therapy, psychodrama, art therapy…) as developed through my experiences as a poet, in acting, and in the arts. My academic background, my personal journey, and my work with clients empowered me to work in diverse fields, spanning from self-confidence issues, loss and grief, to abuse, domestic violence, manipulation, cults, coercive control. I love the challenge of working with diversity; in fact, I have been exposed to and studied dfferent religions and cultures, and I have years of experience in working with autistic people.

Kelly Savery Counselling Psychologist

Dr Kelly Savery

Counselling Psychologist


I am a qualified counsellor and chartered counselling psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society. I am also a member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society.

I have experience working from a number of different therapeutic approaches, such as Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). These different approaches allow me to offer specialist therapy for difficulties such as grief/loss, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, childhood and adult trauma and eating disorders. I am also in the final stages of completing professional training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).

Jill Kirkham counsellor

Jill Kirkham




phone: 07837184068

Jill has over 35-years experience and a background as a Registered general and psychiatric nurse and therapist in the NHS.

The therapies she offers are as follows- Counselling: Mental Health Support/ advice including workshops: Massage: Mindfulness and Meditation Training: One Heart Groups: Group facilitation: Vortex Healing and is an experienced energy worker and healer.

Jill combines her skills for both physical and mental health issues, she offers a unique combination and holistic approach.

Denise Freeman Counsellor

Denise Freeman

COUNSELLING - Individual & Couples

Availability: Days & Evenings
Please contact me to arrange a free 30-minute telephone consultation.

Tel: 07379 44 40 40


I am a highly trained and experienced therapist, who provides therapy to individuals and couples.

Working across practices in Manchester, Cheshire, as well as with clients in their homes and workplace. I deal with a range of issues some of which include:

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Work Related Stress
• Relationship Issues
• Loss of Direction
• Parenting Issues
• Bereavement


My area of interest is relationships and I have significant experience in working with:

• Separation
• Divorce
• Relocation
• Financial Worries
• Break Down In Communication.


I also offer pre-marital counselling to those who want to address questions or conflict issues prior to marriage.


Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in television for 16 years and I have drawn on this experience in order to specialise in working alongside Television & Film Production Companies. I provide psychological support and aftercare on location and in studio, to program contributors and talent throughout the UK and abroad. Please visit my website for further information.

Louise Mostyn-Mortimer from Feather Counselling

Louise Mostyn-Mortimer

Hello there, my name is Louise Mostyn-Mortimer and I am the founder of Feather Counselling. I am guessing you are reading this because you want to see if I may be the type of person you can trust with whatever is bringing you to seek counselling. Well firstly, well done in getting this far, I know it takes courage to do so. I really hope I can help.

So, what can I tell you? I guess you're not interested in my GCSE in Home Economics! Nor long winded blurb about where I have gained my qualifications.

What I am passionate about is helping people reach their potential, whatever they deem that to be. I have been in therapy myself on and off over the years and felt the benefit. I have lots of life experience, some good, some very challenging. I have been a breadwinner in a high-powered sales environment and a single mum, I was not always a counsellor, but I have always found the most rewarding part of any job watching people develop.

I have a real interest in working with Child Development and Attachment, having fostered myself for many years, including training foster carers and is the Chair of a local fostering charity. I don’t offer counselling for children but have a deep understanding of parenting, fostering and adoption.

Therapeutic Shamanism

Dan Khan

Dan Khan

Therapeutic Shamanism




I'm Dan, I'm offering therapeutic shamanism. It's a person-centred process that involves exploring the issue that you bring, a shamanic journey and discussing it afterwards.

I aim to help people connect and explore their deeper selves, their sources of power, this is informed by nature and my shamanic guides. I have felt it work and seen it work to promote healing and self-awareness.

I do this in a safe, grounded and ethical way. The client is always the focus and healing is always achieved.

Life Coaching

Ruth Bigger

Ruth Bigger

Life Coaching



phone: 07803 759451

Hi, I’m Ruth and I offer Life Coaching.

Coaching can help us make changes in our lives. Perhaps you would like a new challenge in your work or personal life, or you want to develop more loving empowering relationships with yourself and others. You may feel that you want to take a new direction in your life and explore what that may be, or you may simply be asking the question, what do I want from life?


Clinical Psychology

Dr Lorraine King

Dr Lorraine King

Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist



I have worked in the field of neuropsychology since 2001, both within the private sector and a range of NHS settings. My work largely involves neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation with individuals who have suffered an acquired brain injury (e.g. head trauma, stroke, brain tumour) or have been diagnosed with a neurological condition (e.g. multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury).

I am skilled in the administration of a range of neuropsychological assessment tools to look at specific areas of cognition, or functioning more generally, and can provide reports either for medico-legal purposes or for use within a more clinical /rehabilitation context.

I provide therapy input (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT) with individuals and/or their families/care teams for a range of difficulties. These may include changes in behaviour or personality, memory deficits, difficulties coping with or adjusting to a new life, sexual problems, or any other change which may occur as a result of an injury to the brain.

Dr Reed Cappleman, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Reed Cappleman

Clinical Psychologist


I am a clinical psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, and I am also a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

Alongside my work with South Manchester Psychology, I practice in the NHS and third sector. This means that through my clinical work and training, I am experienced in applying clinical psychology to a range of settings, and in working with a broad spectrum of people with different needs.

Within my private practice, I predominantly see people who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, or maybe just feeling like life isn't rich or fulfilling and not knowing why.

Dr Max Homberger

Dr Max Homberger

Clinical Psychologist


I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with people experiencing all forms of emotional distress or who have experienced difficult or traumatic life events. Psychological therapy can be used for a whole range of reasons – this could be for help with difficult feelings, thoughts, or memories; to talk about and make sense of life experiences; or support with relationship difficulties. As a Clinical Psychologist, I have been trained in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. I am able to combine these models to create an approach to therapy that is tailored to each person I work with. Please visit my website for more information about me and my approach.


Charley Shults psychotherapist

Charley Shults




phone: 07507562864

Charley has been working with clients in counselling and psychotherapy for 30 years, approximately. During that time he has learned and uses a number of effective techniques in the psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and affective modalities. This means working on how past influences have shaped who you are today, how you relate to others and the means you use for getting needs met and dealing with feelings, and then changing how you process information, both facts and feelings, in order to have a better outcome for yourself and those you love and care for.


Dr Louise Atkin - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Louise Atkin

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


phone: 07814472483

Dr Louise Atkin is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with over 25 years experience working in mental health. She has been a consultant for 18 years in the NHS, Ireland and most recently for Care in Mind, where she works with 16 to 25-year-old young people with complex mental health needs.

Her work with looked after children led to her interest and study of attachment, specifically the Dynamic Maturational model (DMM) which now informs her clinical practice. She is experienced in assessment and diagnosis of the full range of psychiatric disorders but prefers to use an attachment- based formulation approach to treatment.

She has been an expert witness to the family courts for over 10 years, providing psychiatric assessments and specialist assessments of attachment, parenting and family functioning.


Barbara Medda

Barbara Medda

Shiatsu practitioner


phone: 07557 528367


Hello, my name is Barbara Medda. I've always believed that a healthy body gives us a healthy mind and a happy life as everything is connected. This is why, when I tried Shiatsu for the first time, I decided that I would like to receive Shiatsu for the rest of my life and also that I would like to give Shiatsu to others.

I'm a Shiatsu Society Student Advanced Member. In 2015 I began my studies in Rome, Italy, and I am now attending the third and last year at the Shiatsu College in Manchester, UK.

I've been practising Shiatsu for 3 years and I’ve been practising yoga and meditation for 18 years. I've always been interested in zen and oriental philosophies as well as in holistic therapies.


abi browne physiotherapist

Abigail Browne

BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy MMT MCSP MHPC MAACP



Phone: 07790 165 013

Abigail qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Manchester in 2003. She then moved to London where she spent the next 4 years working in 2 of the most prestigious training hospitals in the UK - Tower Hamlets PCT and Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust. Here she worked in a wide variety of clinical settings including Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Sports and A&E. In 2007 Abigail completed a Master of Manual Therapy from the world-renowned University of Western Australia. Over the following 4 years she has worked as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist across Europe and Australasia.