Hello, my name is Kai Manchester aka The Viking Therapist.
I'm an experienced registered Integrative Counsellor, Equine Therapist & Supervisor. This means I adapt therapy to suit your individual needs. I provide a tailored, down to earth approach to therapy.
The benefit of therapy is in discovering the reasons 'why' behind your mental health struggles, the reasons why we might have anxiety for example, healing your mental health and managing it going forward.
It can be a particularly difficult and overwhelming choice to start therapy as such I invite you to ask any questions you like to make sure the decision to work together is right for you.
I work with a variety of client concerns and specialise in anxiety disorders.
I offer individual counselling, couples therapy, student counselling.
Reach out to discuss your needs.
I look forward to meeting you.
My background.......is in law enforcement and first responder for the casino industry in the USA for over a decade, this is what led me to wanting to retrain as a therapist back in the UK, to help and support clients with anxiety disorders, trauma and ptsd. Along the way I also found the benefits of equine therapy and added that training to my professional skils along side my bachelors degree in integrative counselling. Due to my background my chosen specialism is in anxiety and anxiety disorders but that doesn't mean I can't work with other concerns to, feel free to reach out and send me a message to explore what you would like to work on, I look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NCPS Therapist - Accredited Member (MNCPS Accred) #NCS23-01943
Kai has been very helpful in my navigation of a recent breakup and subsequent journey on a variety of topics. He had a kind and patient charachter and is able to find the right moment for some humor.
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Kai for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Kai has helped me unravel a lot of the issues I have struggled with for the past quarter. Honestly, I feel like I won't be in this level of mind space without him. Highly recommend him if you are looking to fixing and taking a foot forward in fixing your own little head ecosystem.
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Kai for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I can't say enough good things about Kai Manchester. I look forward to our sessions each week and feel supported, respected and genuinely heard. He is compassionate and sensitive without ever coming across as patronizing. He is a good observer, and has a calm and yet engaging manner. His suggestions are on point and I have made real progress through our sessions. He has a direct , but gentle way of drawing me out and helping me explore how I truly feel , and what I really think about the issues I discuss with him.
Thank you, Kai, for all of our work!
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Kai for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Kai is a great professional. Always listens without a judgement and pushes me to think out of my comfort zone. He helped with lots of personal struggles.
Written on Jun 25, 2023 after therapy with Kai for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management
Fantastic Therapist. Been helping me treat anxiety around work and social situations for last few months. Highly Recommend :)
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Kai for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Helped as much as they could. Was nice to be able to connect and talk to while I was able.
Sadly due to issues of what I need to talk about is out of their scope I need to move on to find someone who works in there area.
Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Kai for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd