John Crier MNCS (Accred), Ad Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS

John Crier MNCS (Accred), Ad Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS

Atherton, Manchester
Greater Manchester

01942 790063 / 07704 988000

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Atherton, Manchester
Greater Manchester

01942 790063 / 07704 988000

About me

Hello, I’m John Crier and I'm a fully qualified and accredited counsellor offering an empathetic and confidential counselling service based in Atherton, Greater Manchester. I specialise in working face-to-face with individuals or couples and can work from my own private counselling room in Atherton.

I am passionate about my work as we all have times when we can feel lost or confused about ourselves and our lives. Counselling offers the opportunity to explore our thoughts and feelings in a confidential and non-judgemental environment and talking things through with someone who will really listen can help us to see things clearly, come to terms with our problems and where possible, to find a solution.

My employment history includes significant careers within the Armed Forces and Corporate IT Management, both of which were high pressure jobs that involved working within close knit teams. During these careers I became increasingly aware of the importance of every individual and how work and personal pressures, internal conflicts and emotional or psychological issues can have a detrimental impact on our daily lives and ability to function. It was this and some key points in my own life that prompted me to work on my own emotional intelligence, gain a better understanding of psychology and ultimately re-train for a fulfilling career as a counsellor. In addition to my counselling work, I also work for a charity on a full time basis.

I employ an integrative approach to counselling which means that I do not work solely within the constraints of any particular counselling method or technique. The style and methods used are based on the individual needs and circumstances of each person and can be adapted as treatment progresses. Integral counselling also considers the whole person which allows us to identify how an issue with one element of our lives can have an impact elsewhere. Sessions may also include some coaching techniques to aid clients in becoming more self-aware and to assist them in learning new positive coping strategies for the future.

If you require any further information, please feel free to call or email me.  You can also review my website at which includes a page with some frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip Hyp CS)
The Fast Trauma & Phobia Cure (Rewind Technique)
How to Break the Cycle of Depression
Safeguarding Children (Level 1 & 2)
How to Work Effectively with Troubled and Troublesome Teenagers

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotional Intelligence
Guilt & Regret
Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem
Transitions and life changes

Photos & videos

  • My Dedicated Counselling Room
  • John Crier (MNCS Acc, MHS)


My standard rates for each session are:
£35 for individuals.
£45 for couples.

Home visits may be a little more depending on location.

I offer concessionary rates to serving members of the Emergency Services and to both serving and former members of the Armed Forces.  Some further concessions are also available and if the fee is an issue for you, please contact me so that we can try to find a way for you to get the help you need.

Further information

I have a room specifically set aside for counselling at my property in Atherton which is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac and driveway parking is always available to clients.

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) and I am bound by and adhere to the Code of Ethics of the society. My membership grade means that I am included on their register of counsellors that meet the standards for practice laid down by the Professional Standards Authority.

Maps & Directions

Atherton, Manchester, M46

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


My standard availability for appointments is between 7pm and 9pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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