Manchester Therapist

Clare Prendergast - Therapist

I am an Integrative Practitioner. My core training has included psychodynamic therapy, systemic therapy, attachment theory and cognitive behavioural therapy. Over the years this has been supplemented by training in solution focussed therapy, narrative therapy, brief therapy and person-centred counselling. I draw from these different modalities and this with insights from my own experience, has led to my practice becoming integrative.

I am a mother to a teenage boy and I live and work close to Manchester City Centre. I am a creative person with a background in theatre and writing.  I used to lead poetry and drama workshops for women, survivors of mental distress and disabled people. I have run experiential courses to develop self-esteem, purpose and personal connection and facilitated workshops in conflict resolution. Currently I am interested in running courses in Recognition Meditation.

My personal healing journey, spanning twenty years, has included psychoanalytic and psychodrama groups, gestalt, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy and inner child work. I dance 5 Rhythms and practise yoga and meditation.

I am passionate about healing, both for myself and others.


1991 BA HONS Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
1994 PGCE Manchester Metropolitan University
2005 Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling University of East London
2012 PG Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy University of Hull
2013 Accredited Couple Therapy for Depression Tavistock Centre
2015 Certificate in Supervision



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