Hello from
Rafaela Nunes
Counsellor (MBACP)

My private counselling practice is based in Ancoats – Manchester and it is where I offer support to the creative community.

I mostly work with creative individuals who are experiencing mental health & emotional difficulties, however the therapy I offer is also sought by other individuals who like the way I work.

Some of the themes I work with here are:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Loss & Grief
  • Creative blocks
  • LGBTQ+
  • Identity related
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Digital Dependancy

The first step is often the most difficult, but if you contact me together we can understand your needs.

Bem vindo à threadUp! (Welcome to threadUp!)
Atendo em Português (sessions also available in Portuguese)

My Services

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You can find
my Practice
just outside Manchester City Centre

Nestled inside the Bridge 5 Mill Centre for Sustainable living in Ancoats, the threadUp Practice is a calm and inviting space for my clients.

What
Clients & other Professionals
say about my work

“A truly great therapist is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget. I appreciate your efforts and care. Your help will stay in my heart forever. Most of all I appreciate your professional care. Thank you for your compassionate heart and I am grateful for you being my therapist.”

MB, age 32Private Client

“Rafaela gave me so much confidence and strength to get me to see good in myself. I had many issues and still have, some are going to take time to mend and heal but counselling really helped me in my road to recovery. I can now start making better decisions for a positive, fulfilling and brighter future. I can actually say I’m beginning to like myself as a person, which I couldn’t have done a few years ago.”

JT, age 53Private Client

“I have attended therapy with Rafaela for few months now and I cannot recommend her enough. When I started attending sessions in August 2018, I was experiencing anxiety and extremely low moods and I didn’t know how to deal with them most of the time. Rafaela helped me recognise  where those feelings were coming from and to notice what triggers my low moods. I am now able to recognise  the patterns that are unhealthy and manage my low moods better with each session. I am more aware of myself now and I no longer have a need to define myself by my past and my issues. I definitely have more positive outlook on life and I am no longer a toxic person to be around. Rafaela helped me realise that I can have a future and a good one too.”

GD, age 24Private Client

“Rafaela is a passionate, creative and warm practitioner. She is very good at engaging people and supporting them through difficult times.
Anyone working with Rafaela will get a counsellor who is committed to their journey and will be there all the way. She combines warmth and a non judgemental attitude with creativity and kindness.”

Maryam McConvilleCounsellor & Integrative Psychotherapist

“During my time supervising Rafaela’s work, she undoubtedly impressed all of us with her skills, experience and passion for the work delivered.
Rafaela always has the client’s best interest at the heart of all she does. With empathy, regard for each individual’s journey, and with creativity, she empowers each person to reach their goals, and indeed their potential. Caring and enthusiastic, Rafaela has always received excellent feedback from clients, who have often commented on how life changing their sessions were. A great therapist indeed.”

Rossella NicosiaMental Health Lead - LGBT Foundation

“I was Rafaela’s clinical supervisor earlier in her career. At this time, I was struck by how professional, respectful, caring and creative she was in her counselling and therapeutic work. She works hard to help her clients to find a good way forward, whatever their situation, and has received wonderful feedback and messages of thanks from those she has helped. I would heartily recommend Rafaela to anyone who is struggling with difficulties in their lives or who wants to find a new direction. She will accept who you are, she will aim to understand how you got to where you are and she will help facilitate the changes you need to make moving forward. In her kind and lovely way.”

Gill Sweeting MBACP (Accred) MSETPsychotherapist - Counsellor - Supervisor - Trainer

Creative Projects
that support
Mental Health

threadUp will become a Community Interest Company and alongside my work as a Counsellor, my offering will be extended to Creative Projects that support Mental Health awareness. Funding is being sought to establish this endeavour.

In this section you will find out about all of the projects that I am involved with and/or developing; expect to see collaborations and partnerships.

Currently I am working with the Manchester based Charity for Young People, 42nd Street.

With my experience as a Counsellor in this service, I identified an area that lacked accessible information for the Young People, which was about the types of support available to them and developed ‘Our Service Films’.

These short films will feature Young People interviewing the Mental Health Professionals of 42nd Street, in order to gain understanding about the service, how it can support them and to enable Young People entering the service to make an informed choice about support that is right for them.

In this project I joined the need of imparting crucial information to Young People with a medium that is accessible to them. Our Service Films are under way and will be available from 42nd Street’s website by May.

threadUp will become a Community Interest Company and alongside my work as a Counsellor, my offering will be extended to Creative Projects that support Mental Health awareness. Funding is being sought to establish this endeavour.

In this section you will find out about all of the projects that I am involved with and/or developing; expect to see collaborations and partnerships.

Currently I am working with the Manchester based Charity for Young People, 42nd Street.

These short films will feature Young People interviewing the Mental Health Professionals of 42nd Street, in order to gain understanding about the service, how it can support them and to enable Young People entering the service to make an informed choice about support that is right for them.

In this project I joined the need of imparting crucial information to Young People with a medium that is accessible to them. Our Service Films are under way and will be available from 42nd Street’s website by May.

With my experience as a Counsellor in this service, I identified an area that lacked accessible information for the Young People, which was about the types of support available to them and developed ‘Our Service Films’.

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