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Manel Sanchez

CBT Counsellor

About Manel:
Works as CBT Counsellor at First Psychology Online

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Catalan
  • Spanish

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Manel Sanchez is a CBT counsellor who works online with individual adults with a wide range of issues and problems including: anxiety; depression/low mood; stress; anger/aggression; autism spectrum disorder; bereavement/grief; body image and eating; gender and sexual identity; life transitions; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); psychosis; relaxation; self-harm; worry; and many more issues. 

Manel's way of working

Manel aims to provide a calm, non-judgemental and confidential space to enable clients to process and work through their experiences and emotions. He tailors his approach to best meet the unique needs and preferences of each client. Manel mainly uses a combination of classic Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centred Therapy and may also introduce elements of Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy where he feels these would be helpful. 

Manel is fluent in Spanish and Catalan and is happy to work with clients who feel more comfortable speaking in these languages.

Manel's background and training

Manel has several years' experience of working in supporting roles with vulnerable adults with a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. 

Manel has a Diploma in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the Centre of Excellence; a SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach from the Centre of Therapy and Counselling Skills; a Diploma in Mindfulness from the School of Natural Health Sciences; and a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Centre of Therapy & Counselling Skills. He is also currently studying for a Diploma in Psychological Therapies (including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy). In addition, Manel has a Degree in Criminology from the University of Girona. 

Manel is a counsellor member of COSCA and a member of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Manel's fees

Manel charges £70 a session for self-funding clients. He also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.