Alan Cafferky

Alan Cafferky

Swallows Nest Barn
Castle Hill Road
Hindley
Wigan
Lancashire
WN2 4BX

07984 088138 / 07984 088138

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Swallows Nest Barn
Castle Hill Road
Hindley
Wigan
Lancashire
WN2 4BX

07984 088138 / 07984 088138

About me


Do you feel you are not listened to? Does it seem like no one understands what you are going through? Are you not sure yourself?
Do you suffer from low self esteem?
Do you feel under pressure? Suffering from panic attacks or are anxious?
Do you or someone you know have anger management issues and you are struggling to deal with how it effects you?

Are you in a partnership/marriage and are finding it difficult to find common ground?

Are you suffering the effects of a bereavement?

Does it feel like you have no one to talk to about what it is that is troubling you?
If you feel misplaced, unheard, alone with your thoughts, that you feel no one understands, you may feel it helps greatly to talk in a totally confidential environment to a trained Counsellor.

I am fully trained in the Person Centred approach and have been Counselling for over fifteen years with Trafford PCT at The Macmillan Care Centre, Trafford Gen Hospital and various Health Centres around the Trafford area. I have also worked as a Counsellor for Wigan & Leigh Hospice for over 4 years.
I changed my lifestyle through Counselling and have been privileged to work with some wonderful people in Counselling relationships.I believe that to move forward, to work through life,s difficult times the Person Centred Core conditions are paramount.

Together we will endeavour to create a safe space where you can explore your innermost feelings and most importantly, you will not be judged. Confidentiality is vital as your personal issues are kept within a safe confidential environment.
It is important that you feel that you do not have to "perform" during sessions, if you wish to sit in silence I will be happy to sit with you.

I provide a safe place where you can be just you in whatever form that may be.

I also offer couple counselling sessions.
Whether you are in a Civil Partnership, Married, Same sex partnership you will be made welcome. You may if you wish have sessions on your own. In a safe environment you will be able to discuss any issues there may be between you and your partner and,  most importantly, your voice will be heard.

My Counselling room is purpose built, detached and set next to my home. It is a warm, bright and comfortable space in which to work and is surrounded by nature.
I also offer creative therapy which may include drawings, pastels, paints etc. I would be happy to discuss this with you.


In a safe environment you will be allowed to be you. This would be your space.

I offer evening and daytime sessions and weekends subject to availability.

I have a current full CRB [Criminal Records Bureau] Document.

Training, qualifications & experience

Year one Counselling

Certificate in Counselling

Diploma in Counselling

I have recently co facilitated a Self assertive course run at The Macmillian Care centre, Trafford General Hospital for NHS Staff.

I have attended many workshops to further my skills such as Expressive Therapy, Reiki ect,
The most recent are;

Working Therapeutically with Photographs
Facilitator- Janet Tilsley


The Philosophy of Palliative Care, Experience of loss, Confidentiality and Responsibilities & Boundaries. [ Wigan & Leigh Hospice]

Spirituality Workshop

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer deep relaxation and guided visualisation sessions also, in a safe environment.
Why not treat yourself to some time for you, find out who you really are!
These sessions take between one and one and a half  hours in a warm, safe place, have a hot or cool drink and unwind.
[Drinks are complimentary]
Costs
£30 per 1 hours session [single]

£40 per 1 hours session [couple]

Fees

For a single client there is no charge for the first 30 minutes
This gives us the chance to meet,
for me to outline the service I provide and for you if you wish to give a brief description on why you are seeking counselling
If you decide to stay, and this is totally your decision, the cost of this first further 1 hours session is just £20
All further sessions thereafter are £30 per session
I have a sliding scale of payments for people who are out of work, low income or of the Armed services, present or past

Couples
Again, there is no charge for the first 30 minutes
This gives us the chance to meet,
For me to outline the service I provide and for you if you wist to give a brief description of why you are seeking counselling
If you decide to stay, and this is totally your decision the cost of a further 1hours session is just £30
All further sessions thereafter are £40 per session
Again, I have a sliding scale of payments for people who are out of work on low income or Armed forces present or past

I also offer Expressive therapy
Ie working with drawings, Photographs, clay modelling etc
Also
Relaxation tecniques and guided visualisation


Relaxation/Guided visualisation:
This usually takes between 1 and 1 and a half hours. [Subject to availability]

Further information

My Counselling room is a purpose built single storey detached building next to my home. There is access to a wc and washroom.

My home is situated approx;
25-30 minutes from Altrincham/Sale
15 minutes from either Bolton or Wigan Town centres
10 minutes from Junction 5 of the M61 [Signposted Westhoughton A58]
15 minutes from the M6 Junction 23 [Haydock Park]
Hindley train station is just one mile away
There is a good regular bus service and there are two stops at the end of our lane which is just a short walk to Swallows Nest Barn if you are on foot.

Please note; On the satellite view [below] Swallows Nest Barn is the building on the right, the first off the lane.

Maps & Directions

Wigan, WN2 4BX

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Mostly evenings and weekends. I can also make weekday sessions to suit your needs

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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