My Services

One to one Counselling

Sometimes the waiting lists for the NHS Counselling and NHS Therapy services can be quite long. If this is the case then people often choose to go to a private counsellor for their mental wellbeing. You may feel that you have signs of depression, symptoms of anxiety or symptoms of stress. You may just need someone outside of your personal life who you can trust to speak to about your feelings.

First Consultation (up to 30 minutes) – Free

Ever wondered if it is worth committing to something before trying it?
An informal meeting at my practice can address this. You will get a feel for the space I offer, check if you are comfortable with me, briefly talk about your needs & receive an overview of Therapy.

Counselling/Therapy Session – Face to Face, Video or Phone (50mins) – £49

If your preference is video call or a session over the phone, I can offer that too; the same fee applies.
You can still have an informal first free consultation with me, so you can get a feel for it and decide if it’s for you.

Sessions also available in Portuguese.

Session’s Cancellations:
48h notice – no charge.
Less than 48h notice – full session due.
Non attendance – full session due.

work related stress, online counselling, free counselling

Some of the themes I work with:

Anxiety & Depression, Loss & Grief Counselling, Bereavement Counselling, Creative blocks, Work Related Stress, LGBTQ+, Mental Wellbeing, Identity related, Sexuality, Trauma, Digital Dependency, Attachment issues, Abuse/sexual/physical/ emotional, Panic Attacks, Self-harm, Suicidal thoughts, Family issues, Relationship issues, Anger, Confidence/self-esteem, Isolation/Loneliness, Domestic violence, Gender Identity, Self care issues, PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developing self-awareness, Body image, Gender Dysphoria, Feeling sad, Bullying, Stress, Cultural issues.

threadup free

Rafaela Nunes, Private Counsellor, Private therapy, mental wellbeing, creative therapy

In direct response to the Covid-19 outbreak in early 2020, alongside what was learned whilst supporting creatives through the crisis with their mental health, this new service is now available.

threadUp Free, is FREE time limited therapy (6 sessions), aiming to support those in the creative industry, who have lost their income as a direct impact of the Coronavirus crisis.

If you’re a creative (performing artist, musician, designer, culinary arts chef; but not limited to those) experiencing mental health difficulties, get in touch so we can discuss your needs and arrange your therapy if appropriate.
This service will be available online only, subject to availability and have a possible waiting time, as the service grows in popularity.

Cancellation policy of 48h minimum notice prior to a therapy session applies.

Mental Health Consultancy for
Creative Projects

(By quote only)

I offer Mental Health Consultancy for Creative Projects such as (although not limited to) television series, film and documentaries, that are seeking to depict real therapy sessions and/or therapeutic interactions.
For instance what happens when a Therapist and a Client meet outside of the boundaries of the Counselling/Therapy room?

Often these portrayals do not reflect reality or the ethical considerations that Therapists must observe, giving a distorted and frequently damaging view of the therapeutic relationship (increasing stigma around mental health) and crucially, the credibility of the project.

Through relevant and specific research tailored to each project, this service supports script writers, directors and producers to expand their horizons around Mental Health interactions, allowing for broader story lines and directions.

If you have projects in need of professional perspective and consultancy then please get in touch to find out more.

symptoms of anxiety, mental health, symptoms of stress

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.