Stefan Gmaj Reg. MBACP (ACCRED)
As an experienced counsellor, I have worked with many issues including depression, bereavement, bullying, work stress, relationship difficulties, abuse, family matters, disability and chronic health conditions. I have extensive knowledge of mental health issues. I've helped many people with these and similar problems over the last 16 years to find their own ways through.
Please feel free to call me or come and discuss what you are going through to see if I can help. My first session is currently free of charge (with no further obligation) and my style of working is warm, friendly, collaborative, and of course, confidential.
As a Person Centred Counsellor my work has predominately been for the NHS; mainly GP referred work and in the voluntary sector. I really value diversity in all its forms.
I have a special interest in mental health and health in general. I have worked extensively with emotional and relationship issues.
My approach is to gently support clients to help them find their own solutions and ways through the difficulties they are experiencing even if at the time they may seem overwhelming.
I am a follower of Carl Rogers who has been described as 'The Father of Counselling'.
More info on Carl Rogers approach (Person Centred Counselling) can be found on my website above.
Currently I am studying EMDR therapy to help people who have suffered Trauma or PTSD. Contact me if you would like more information to see if I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling with Keele University
- Postgraduate Masters Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy with Liverpool John Moores University
- UK Registered & Accredited Member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Trainee member EMDR Association UK & Ireland
- Twenty years Meditation & Mindfulness experience
I have been working as a Counsellor for over 16 years.
Prior to this I was a volunteer with The Samaritans for approximately ten years.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mental health problems
Chronic health problems
Our first session is 1 hour and is currently free of charge with no subsequent obligation.
If we feel that further sessions would be helpful, these session too will be 1 hour and generally weekly; however other session lengths and frequencies can be arranged between us by agreement.
- £40 for each subsequent 1 hour session
I offer private appointments in central Liverpool and New Brighton. I have daytime and early evening availability.
(Please note that I do not currently offer Children's or Couples Counselling.)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Early evening and day time appointments are available depending on location - Please phone, text or email for more details.
Types of client