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"See for yourself, a professional and confidential service."

About Us


We are experienced, qualified clinicians based within the Lancashire, Manchester, Greater Manchester and Leeds area, with a substantial experience of working within the National Health System (NHS). Clinicians are fully registered with and are regulated by appropriate main bodies. All treatment will be based upon evidence-based practice as cited in National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines.

Nourishing Minds Psychological Therapy service offers you a safe and confidential setting to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing and how your negative thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviour maybe limiting your quality of life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a short term therapy which focuses on the current difficulties you are experiencing. Our aim is to provide a high-quality private psychological therapy service for mild to moderate mental health problems.

Treatment is tailored to individual needs and offers an alternative to long waiting lists. We appreciate there is still some stigma attached to attending therapy sessions and as such we strive to meet client needs. We can provide therapy in the following languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

We also provide telephone sessions and via skype


Our Founder

Haroon Afzal
BSc (Hons), MRes, PGCert, PGDip, MBPsS

Nourishing Minds Psychological Therapy service is managed by Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Haroon Afzal.

Haroon has significant experience of working therapeutically with adults experiencing a range of psychological difficulties and has worked in Mental Health services for over ten years. Haroon Afzal is a member of The British Psychological Society (BPS). As a qualified, accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working within the NHS and as a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), Haroon has extensive experience of and current employment in the NHS mental health services for Adults.

Therapist registered as a Bupa Consultant/Provider:
 
http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mr_haroon_afzal
 

We do not work with

  • Individuals under 18
  • High levels of risk.
  • Severe Eating disorders.
  • Severe Self Harm
  • History of anger management difficulties
How we can help:
  • Challenging thinking patterns: our negative thinking styles can impact on how we see others, the world and ourselves. We can help create a balanced perspective.
  • Modifying unhelpful behaviour: we might be doing things which hinder progress and keep our problems going. We can help you break this vicious cycle.
  • Coping strategies: avoidance and distraction is not the same as copying. We can help you cope with life’s challenges.
Some common concerns include
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
  • BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder)
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Worrying
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Specific Phobia