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Carol Lucas

B.Ed Hons (Cantab)
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA) with psychotherapy speciality.
Qualified membership with the:

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United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and

United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis

Carol Lucas is the owner and Director of The south manchester centre for psychotherapy which she established in 1991.

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Val Walton

Working at smcp since 2008
Val Walton has been practising as a Counsellor / therapist using Transactional Analysis at smcp since 2008.
Val works with: Individuals, Couples & Groups, Low Mood & Anger, Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Confidence, Bereavement and Loss.

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Damien Diamond

Working at smcp since 2012
Damien Diamond has been practising Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy at smcp since 2012. He has many years experience in the field of mental health, working with clients across many sectors.

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Clare Rusk

Working at smcp since 2015
Clare works as a therapist and uses Transactional Analysis.

She also specialises in Hypnotherapy, NLP and Mindfulness and can use each modality or a combination of all three therapies - this is dependent on client needs and preferences.

Professionals working at smcp. Therapist Sarah Pritchard

Sarah Pritchard

Working at smcp since 2017
Since retiring from teaching I have worked as a voluntary therapist at Place2Be with primary school children; at Trafford Carers working with Adults caring for dependants; and at Stockport Women’s Centre working with Women who have experienced anxiety, stress and trauma.

I have also trained in outdoor therapy and do take clients outdoors after an indoor assessment and agreed terms.

Professionals working at smcp. Therapist Claire Lloyd

Claire Lloyd

Working at smcp since 2018
Hello, I am a therapeutic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP.
I offer both long and short term therapy for a wide range of issues through an integrated approach using Transactional Analysis and Compassion Focussed Therapy.
I work with individuals, assisting them to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and make changes where they want to, enabling them to flourish and get the most out of life.

Professionals working at smcp. Therapist Emma Palmer

Emma Palmer

Working at smcp since 2020
Emma Palmer started practising counselling and psychotherapy in 2009. She has a Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills and has completed 4 years of Transactional Analysis Training and has achieved her Certificate Award.

Emma has experience in working with both individuals and couples.

Michael Sawrey

Working at smcp since 2021

Attending Integrative TA Psychotherapy Course, Manchester 2021
Foundation Program Certificate in Transactional Analysis, The Berne Institute, Nottingham 2021
Neuro-Linguistic Programming 101 Certificate, Raglan, New Zealand 2020
Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate, ELAN Training 2019
Member Royal College of General Practitioners, 2015
MBChB, University of Manchester 2010
BSC Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated), Loughborough University 2009
UKATA registered trainee member
I am a GMC registered medical practitioner.

Professionals working at smcp. Diomidis

Diomidis Psomas

Working at since 2021

An experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I work together with experienced, ethical, HCPC Registered Counselling Psychology Associates. I work with people who have a range of difficulties in their life that have affected them to one extent or another.

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Lina Papista

Working at since 2021

Lina is an experienced Clinical Psychologist (nearly 20 years of post-qualification experience) with substantial expertise in adults presenting with common mental health problems, adjustment disorders or more complex mental health presentations such as complex PTSD, Personality disorders and co-morbidity i.e. neuro-developments disorders alongside mental health difficulties.

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