Shirley McVey Dip.Couns. MBACP

Shirley McVey Dip.Couns. MBACP

Bridge Chapel Centre
Heath Road
L19 4XR

01514 879651 / 07810 800912

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Bridge Chapel Centre
Heath Road
L19 4XR

01514 879651 / 07810 800912

About me

The focus of Person Centred Counselling is not on the problems but on the solutions.
Depression, anxiety, loss , family and relationship issues can ofter lead to feelings of being overwhelmed and hopelessness.
Counselling can support clients to explore and understand their issues by talking about their thoughts and how this can lead to changes in behaviour. By doing this they can raise their awareness of themselves and then look at ways to find a new way to go forward.

I believe that offering clients who are anxious or distressed the right conditions i.e. an empathic, non- judgemental open and honest environment they are able to take more control and responsibility for their behaviour and move forward in a positive way.

In this climate clients can begin to get in touch with their own wisdom and capacity for self understanding
By doing this then they can hope to move beyond their experiences and have the freedom to be true to their own feelings and values.

My sessions take place in a private and calming environment which is conducive to the counselling process. I have experience as a couple counsellor and offer this along with individual counselling.

As well as my private practice I have worked in different counselling settings and a lot of my experience has been with NHS clients who are referred by their GP's or by self referral. I have worked at the Lilac Centre which is the Cancer Unit at St. Helens Hospital. I have also had experience as a school counsellor, at a womens refuge and at an alcohol addictions charity and at Listening Ear Counselling service as a volunteer. I have also worked with families and friends of clients as the impact of these issues can affect anybody close.

I am a mother of two grown up sons and love to be with family and friends. I love yoga and walking and golf. I enjoy time in the garden and believe that keeping physically well also enhances mental health

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Diploma in Counselling
  • ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CBT

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£40.00 per 50 minute session
£45.00 per 50 minute session for couple’s counselling
£30.00 per 45 minute session for telephone counselling

Business & Insurance Counselling:
4 Sessions: £200.00
6 Sessions: £270.00

School Counselling:
£45.00 /session

Concessions for students and unemployed.

Further information

Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Maps & Directions

Garston, L19 4XR

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Weekend availability if required.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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