Steve Barker

Steve Barker

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP

Springfield Clinic
7 Springfield Street
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 1BB

07798931137

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Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP

Springfield Clinic
7 Springfield Street
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 1BB

07798931137

About me

I am a person centred counsellor, dealing mainly with, anxiety, depression,and relationship issues.

What is Person Centred Counselling?


Each client coming to counselling may have different expectations/fears/ hopes, and it is because of this that I would like to maybe clarify what might be expected from person centred counselling.

The person centred approach is based on the belief that we each have within us the potential to discover our own ways of moving forward to a more fulfilling and healthy way of living. In order to tap into these in-built, natural human resources, time space and a therapeutic relationship are necessary. This approach therefore places great emphasis on creating such a relationship, and thus facilitating the client to feel free to explore their feelings and what lies behind these feelings in a safe and confidential atmosphere, without judgement or intrusion on the counsellors part. The approach deeply acknowledges that the client is the expert in knowing how they feel and in finding their own way forward, the counsellor being a companion on this journey.

This method of counselling does not normally offer advice nor does it use any techniques other than that of offering the client respect, genuineness and empathy in order to create an open and trusting relationship. This often helps clients find their own way forward.

In using this approach I would endeavour to work as closely as possible with the clients own experiencing, at their own pace and with their own material. Often clients experience new insights about themselves and/or their situations as a result of this type of counselling relationship and they are then able to use these new insights to help bring about changes, if they chose to do so.

As individuals are all unique each client may experience counselling differently. Sometimes as clients work through various feelings, they may experience difficult periods before they come to a more comfortable place. Others find that expressing their feelings comes as a great relief.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained an advanced diploma in counselling at Wigan and Leigh college.
Also qualified to supervise counsellors.
As well as having my own private practice I have had experience of working in doctors surgeries , counselling a wide variety of clients.I also work with couples on relationship issues. I am a member of BACP and follow their ethical framework

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Also have experience in life coaching and mentoring

Fees

Private clients £50.00
Couples £60.00
Corporate clients £70.00

Supervision £40 to £50 . half hour free, for informal chat.

Further information

None domestic counselling practice at 55-57 Mesnes street 5mins from bus station, 10 mins from rail station, parking nearby.
Also at Springfield Clinic, 7 Springfield st, Warrington,WA1 1BB

Also at Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AP, close to tram and rail stations.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M1 2AP
Warrington, WA1 1BB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime and some evening appointments available

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

WHY I WORK AS A SUPERVISOR.

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