About Me

I qualified through the Relate Institute with a Masters in Couples and Relationship Therapy and have gone on to qualify as a Psychosexual Therapist (PST). 


I am  currently completing my dissertation for a  Masters in PST with UCLAN.  

I specialise in working with couples and individuals to improve all aspects of their relationships, offering a warm, compassionate and collaborative experience of counselling.  I work with people of all sexual orientations, genders, ages and ethnic backgrounds.  My practice includes working with couples and individuals who are experiencing sexual difficulties. 

I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am bound by their code of conduct. This includes requirements for proper training, professional supervision, ongoing update training, and insurance.  I am a Registered Member of COSRT ( the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and also act within their Code of Ethics.

See https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/john-shanahan for further information

SMRST is the private practice of John Shanahan, a Relate trained Relationship Counsellor and also a Psychosexual Therapist, based in South Manchester.   John holds accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is a Registered Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).  


Manchester, UK

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