27 Wilson Patten Street
Hope Street Clinic
10 Hope Street
Are you finding life difficult and looking for help? Are you struggling with changes that you feel are out of your control?
Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. Counselling also helps you build a deeper relationship with yourself and others.
I’m a counsellor working in Warrington and Sandbach and have worked with a variety of different presenting issues that have impacted on mental health such as rape and sexual abuse, anxiety, bullying, bereavement, change, depression, domestic violence, fear, isolation, postnatal depression, relationship issues, sexuality, self worth, self esteem, suicide, suicidal thoughts, stress, trauma, violence, work related issues, to list but a few.
I am predominately a Person-Centred Counsellor. This therapy was developed by Carl Rogers with a view to it focusing on the ‘here and now’ principle and encourages clients to explore and create positive change for themselves.
Person centred counselling means I will focus on the personal relationship between you and I, developing trust and understanding within the therapeutic relationship. I will support you in acknowledging the problems and issues you are faced with whilst encouraging self-awareness within a safe space.
This therapy is non-directive which means that the sessions are guided by you. I will provide therapeutic support and enable you to use free-thinking during the sessions. It is based on the idea that every individual has the ability to create a positive way of living. I will actively listen and support you in a one-to-one counselling session.
I am a self employed counsellor, working with adults and young adults in Warrington and Sandbach and I work under the name of Warrington & Cheshire East Counselling. You can contact me via email or telephone and you can also visit my website on www.warringtonandcheshireeastcounselling.co.uk
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and attend regular clinical supervision as recommended by the BACP.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” Carl Rogers
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a the following qualifications:
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
Certificate in Supervision gained at the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy.
Diploma in Mindfulness
I have worked in a private practice in Sandbach for 3 years working with clients that have attended with a variety of issues. I also work IAPT for the NHS and for an Employee Assist company, giving clients the space to look at their thoughts and feelings.
I also teach Mindfulness at a charity which helps people deal with stress and anxiety.
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.”
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with clients that are addicted to porn and sex.
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Each session is 60 minutes long and is at a cost of £40 a session. Should you feel this is not sustainable then please contact me as we can negotiate a discount depending on your circumstance.
For students studying person-centred counselling who want to work on their own personal therapy I am able to offer a reduced rate.
I have an interested in working with people who want to heal after sexual abuse or rape. I understand that you may feel is too challenging but I know that it is possible to rebuild your life again.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|