Maureen Baines

Maureen Baines

St. Helens


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St. Helens


About me

About Counselling

I believe we already have the inner resources we need for a happy and productive life. But for many reasons, throughout our lives, we can feel that things are not going well or our lives may feel out of control.

In some cases, when our situation becomes very difficult, we realise we need some help. There may also be times, when we just experience vague feelings of discomfort or dissatisfaction, without even knowing what the problem is. And some of us end up feeling so desperate that the only option we can consider is taking our own lives. However we feel, it can be difficult to take the first step in reaching out and asking for help.

Counselling provides a safe and confidential place for you to explore your current situation without you being judged or told what to do. Rather, the aim is to enable you to understand your own unique process which, for now, has become blocked or stuck.

Counselling can help you to restore your faith in yourself as you develop a clearer understanding of yourself and your situation, finding your own answers and new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that best support you.

About Me

As an independent, qualified counsellor, and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I hold professional indemnity insurance and have regular supervision.

Committed to my own personal and professional development, I am passionate about all areas related to personal growth, self-development and health improvement. My personal qualities, knowledge, skills and experience enable me to offer an integrative way of working.

I provide a professional and confidential counselling service based in St Helens, Merseyside, and offer a safe space, and anonymity, to explore issues including:

depression, addictions, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, phobias, relationship difficulties, self-injury, abuse, low self-esteem, bullying, workplace issues, compulsive behaviour, eating disorders and personal development.

As well as self-referrals, I accept referrals from doctors, health professionals and other organisations.

I can also offer telephone counselling, for those unable to attend face-to-face sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience


* Applied Psychology B.Sc.(Hons)

* Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling

* Diploma in Smoking Cessation

Professional Development

* Motivational Interviewing

* Understanding Smoking & Coping Skills

* Understanding & Stopping Addictive Behaviour

* Counselling Clients following Traumatic Experiences

* Emotional Freedom Technique Level 1

* Reiki Level 1

* Reiki Level 2

* Thermo-Auricular Therapy

* Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

* Leading an Empowered Organisation (LEO)

* Workplace Coaching

* Working with Spirituality in Counselling

* Positive Mental Health Training Stages 1 & 2

* Self-harm

* Personality Disorder

* Mindfulness

* NLP Skills


Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£30 per hour face-to-face

£25 per hour via telephone

£15 student counsellors

Further information

I understand it may be difficult to make that first phone call or send an email, but I will do all I can to help put you at your ease, so please contact me.

Maps & Directions

St. Helens, WA10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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