Counselling & Psychotherapy In Manchester City Centre

I am currently taking a break from practice. If you would like to register your interest in future sessions please email me at and I look forward to contacting you upon my return.

Get The Help You're Looking For: Deciding upon a counsellor or psychotherapist is no easy task. Leading Edge Talk Therapy was founded by me, Harry Houghton, to provide high quality talk therapy tailored to the specific needs of individual clients.


The evidence clearly shows that therapy is most effective when we combine what works in general with what works specifically for you. As an Integrative Psychotherapist I am able to draw on a variety of approaches to ensure that your requirements are met. Whether you have a specific issue you would like to discuss, or are unsure where to begin, you are welcome as you are with whatever you have to bring to therapy.

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What You Can Expect From Your First Session: A warm welcome and a space of comfort, safety and security in which you are respected, heard and understood. A clearer understanding of where you are, where you would like to be and how you will get there. A collaborative agreement on how we will move forward together.


How To Begin: Registered members of the British Association of  Counselling and Psychotherapy have a responsibility to assist you in making secure, confident decisions about your therapy. I offer a 20 minute consultation over the phone, with no obligation or expectation, completely free of charge. I'd be delighted to hear from you. 


Contact me by phone or email for further information or an informal chat.    

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How We Can Help

  • Alleviate symptoms of personal distress

  • Enhance your wellbeing and capabilities

  • Improve the quality of your relationships

  • Increase your resilience and effectiveness

  • Facilitate a sense of self that is meaningful to you

feel welcome   feel heard   feel better

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"I felt at ease very quickly and found that it was very easy to talk to you about issues that I would not have normally even approached with anyone that I know."

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Our Way of Working

Approachable: We provide an environment of comfort, safety and security in which you feel respected and heard without judgement. This allows you to explore thoughts, feelings and concerns with a freedom that may be difficult to find elsewhere.


Effective: The key to effective therapy is a combination of establishing the right kind of therapeutic relationship with the right kind of approach tailored to your needs. Rather than a one size fits all approach we integrate what works in general with what works for you specifically.​

Qualifications & Expertise

  • Registered Membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • Qualified to Postgraduate Level 7 (Registered Membership of the BACP requires Level 4 only)

  • Monthly clinical supervision to ensure best practice

  • Annually appraised Continuing Professional Development

  • Experience in working with a wide variety of clients with different backgrounds and requirements

  • DBS checked

  • Fully insured

The Ideal Environment​

  • Our therapy room is purpose equipped for privacy, calm and comfort

  • Neutral in tone and free from distraction at 3m by 3m there is plenty of room to breathe while small enough to provide a sense of safety and security 

  • Convenient central location

  • Friendly efficient reception staff - choose to wait in our comfortable waiting area or come to the therapy room directly 

Our Values & Ethics

Registered Membership of the BACP requires a commitment to their Ethical Framework. Leading Edge adheres to the Framework at all times while striving to go above and beyond these comprehensive requirements where possible. The ethics, values and principles which underpin Our Commitment to You is derived from this Framework.​

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