Stephanie Halfyard

Cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and dialectical behaviour therapist


Hello, my name is Steph.

I am a born and bred Mancunian, with a worker bee’s ethic. I am dedicated to supporting individuals in achieving their personal goals, increasing mental health resilience, and creating a culture that supports and celebrates discussing, working on, and increasing mental health, no matter who you are, what the problem is or where you come from.

I am a fully qualified cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) and a British Isles trained dialectical behaviour therapist (DBT), with over 4 years’ experience as a fully qualified therapist. I have, in total, over 8 years’ experience working within mental healthcare settings, helping people to explore, understand, and overcome their problems and difficulties. I use evidence-based interventions with the aim of enhancing mental health and wellbeing, and supporting people to live the lives they wish to lead.

I work with adults with a range of diagnoses and difficulties, such as depression, anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, health anxiety), emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD), self-harm, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD.

I also have experience working with people on the autism spectrum.

I have worked in inpatient and community mental health services.

My aim within therapy is to create an environment that allows you to feel safe and supported when taking the steps towards managing the difficulties that you face. One of my main aspirations is to ensure that whilst working together, you feel that you are in a non-judgemental space, free to explore yourself, and supported to work towards the life you wish to lead – whatever this may mean to you. I believe that it is a privilege to be a therapist, and I do not take the trust that is offered to me within sessions for granted.

Finding a therapist that you feel is right for you is an important task. Although I pride myself on my ability to create and maintain positive therapeutic relationships, if the fit doesn’t feel right for you, I will support with signposting to the right therapeutic space within the service that you need.

And finally, no matter how big or small the problem, please remember I am here to help.


  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy MSc – Salford University
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training – British Isles DBT
  • Mindfulness Teacher Training – Mindfulness now
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) – Accredited by the BPS
  • Radical Open Behavioural Therapy – Part 1 Theory with Radically Open Ltd

Research has shown that the biggest factor for successful therapy does not lie in the type of therapy used, but in the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist. Even though I am psychodynamically trained, I integrate other forms of therapy to best meet the individual needs of every patient and their unique circumstances. This two-way dynamic enables and promotes growth within the patient as well as the therapist, thus strengthening the relationship and possible outcomes of the therapeutic process.