Jan Artingstall M.A. MBACP (ACCRED) Therapist/ Supervisor

Jan Artingstall M.A. MBACP (ACCRED) Therapist/ Supervisor

Kelsey House
Light Alders Lane
SK12 2NQ

07786 386162

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Kelsey House
Light Alders Lane
SK12 2NQ

07786 386162

About me

About Me:
I am an experienced and highly qualified BACP accredited psychotherapist having practised for 13 years. I have worked for RELATE, the well known national counselling organisation as a couple/ individual therapist and supervisor from 1999. I am in private practice under the name of 'Therapy Cheshire'. I work on a short or long term basis, helping couples and individuals explore and understand their current difficulties and assist them in finding a more helpful way forward. My counselling approach is integrative and I individually tailor the work to meet the clients specific needs. 

Relationship Counselling
I deal with relationship issues and assist in relationship coaching, couples counselling managing problems such as:

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Divorce and separation
Sexual issues
Life stages and change 
Affairs and betrayals
Pre-nuptial counselling
Step families
Same sex relationships
Redundancy and the impact on relationships
Depression or Mental Health issues with one partner is a relationship
Birth of a baby
Postnatal Depression
Anger Management

I am also trained to work with couples on how to manage separation in relation to any children involved.   

Individual Counselling
I work with individuals on a wide range of issues including:
Generalised anxiety and Worry
Panic disorders
Low self esteem
Low self confidence
Bereavement and loss
Child related issues
Coping with illness
Work related stress 
Bullying in the workplace
Sexual abuse
Emotional abuse
Sexual Assaults
Anger Management
PTSD and trauma

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
EMDR is a psychotherapy used in the treatment of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, addictions and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It has been recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence ( NICE) as one of two treatments for PTSD but it's use is more widely used than this. EMDR focuses on any past negative experience which may be hindering the client's current life. By re-processing these it is possible to change them from negative to positive and allow the client to live a more positive and fulfilled life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Formal Qualifications

  • MBACP (Accred)
  • M.A in Couple Therapy
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • CBT training
  • EMDR Accredited Practitioner
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Couple Therapy
  • Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling

Additional Training
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  CBT
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Working with Children and Young People
Parenting after Parting
Macmillan Cancer Awareness 
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and on the UK Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP). A member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and an accredited member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland

I currently do supervision work for the NHS, Greater Manchester Police and Manchester Education Authority.

I am a registered AVIVA healthcare practitioner provider 600077259

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) after road traffic accidents, rape, past sexual abuse, war veterans, accidents in the work place, complicated grief.

Relationship Coaching
You don't have to have a specific problem.
It maybe that things just don't feel right or you feel you are drifting apart.

Relationship coaching is for couples who feel their relationship would benefit from some spark or new ideas which could help them get back in touch with their feelings for each other.

Pre-nuptial Counselling

Is useful for couples who are planning a life together who would like to make sure they understand how couple relationships work and how to get the best out of their relationship.

6 years Qualified Supervisor

I also offer private casework supervision or consultation for individuals working as therapists / counsellors / HR managers in business, private practice or with the NHS.


My fees are:
£60 individual per hourly session
£60 Couple per hourly session


Sessions can be weekly , fortnightly or monthly depending on needs.

it is important to choose an accredited counsellor as accreditation is the kite mark for counselling excellence.

Further information

I am based in the Disley area of Stockport very close to Lyme Park. Private location with easy parking and ground floor counselling room.

Maps & Directions

Stockport, SK12 2NQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have worked as a supervisor for 6 years with 13 years experience as a practitioner.

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