Tina Royles MA Psychotherapist & Specialist in Relationship & Domestic Violence

Tina Royles MA Psychotherapist & Specialist in Relationship & Domestic Violence


01244 760113 / 01829 660113

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01244 760113 / 01829 660113

About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor, with 20+ years specialist experience in dealing with relationship challenges:such as Relationship Counselling, Domestic Violence, Stress Management, Anger Management. Im also skilled in working with many other personal problems please see training, qualifications,experience & specialisms below for further information.

I see clients at my private practice: Selyor Therapy Centre where clients can feel relaxed and able to work through any difficult and distressing circumstances. The aim at Selyor Therapy Centre is to enhance a clients emotional and physical wellbeing through the services that are available. The therapy centre is set in a rural location and offers clients privacy and confidentiality.

I am a fully trained and qualified integrative therapist which means I use systemic, psychodynamic and other proven theories in my work.
I am an experienced counsellor, trainer and professional speaker with a passion for helping clients manage relationship and other personal issues.  I bring a wealth of experience, understanding and support for those who need help to move forwards.

I started my working life as a police officer with Essex Police where I spent sixteen years, and gained specialist experience and enhanced knowledge through dealing with domestic violence, relationship difficulties and traumatic situations, with nine years specifically spent within a domestic violence unit.

Due to my experience and knowledge I am often sought after by the media to comment on high profile cases,; more recently Daily Mirror re Dennis Waterman, and Scottish Daily Record re Suzanne Pilley Murder case, I am also a regular guest on both national and international radio. I am also an national and international trainer and professional speaker on domestic violence and relationships. See my specialist website www.tinaroyles.com

In my private practice I deliver specific services, packages, and programmes around domestic violence and relationships.

What is Counselling

Counselling is a ‘talking therapy’ which helps clients bring about effective change or enhanced wellbeing. It is an umbrella term covering various techniques and skills whilst working with difficult or painful issues.

Relationships can and do have a huge impact on our lives. There may be times in life when it has seemed difficult to sort things out alone, or when talking to a partner, family or friends isn’t enough.

Some may decide that in order to work through current or past experiences they need someone external to listen, and who will begin to explore with them the difficulties that they face, someone who will neither judge or advise, but will help clients to find their own way forward as an individual or as a couple, and enable them to perhaps see things more clearly.
I have a Master's Degree in Relationship Therapy and gained valuable experience at Relate (the relationship people) assisting couples and individuals with relationship, and or, personal issues.
I also have a University of Hull Advanced Diploma in Couples Counselling.
At Selyor Therapy Centre we do not carry out Relationship work where Domestic Violence or Abuse is present as this is not safe or appropriate to do so but would offer referral to our specialist services regarding domestic violence

Domestic Violence
We provide tailored services around domestic violence and also offer specific programmes of work for both victims/survivors who are currently in the situation, and for those that have left but are still affected by the trauma who wish to move forward.
I also provide training and personal development programmes around domestic violence and relationships; for clients, groups, organisations.
As well as over twenty years experience in dealing with domestic violence in a range of professional capacities, (Police Officer, Trustee for Women's Aid Refuge, manager of DV Perpetrators Programme, Trainer, and Psychotherapist) I also have a Diploma in Domestic Violence Management

Stress Management
Stress is what a person experiences whenever they are faced with an event or situation that they perceive as challenging to their ability to cope. How people react, which can vary on different occasions, is due to the difference between the demands of the situation and the perception of how well they can cope with the situation is what determines how much stress they will feel. However stress is very difficult to define, most people know roughly what it is, but then have difficulty in finding an apt definition for it. Different people react differently to each situation and set of circumstances, one day they may be able to cope with and tolerate something and the next they may have a completely different set of reactions – very difficult therefore to define it, as each individual would come up with a separate definition.
Tailored sessions around Stress Management are available.
I have a Diploma in Stress Management

Anger Management
All of us can get frustrated or angry at times, as it is a natural human emotion, however when used in an inappropriate or destructive manner it can be unhealthy for all involved. Most people who get angry feel there is a stigma attached to anger and find it difficult to admit to themselves and others that there is a problem, if help isnt sought then the anger may build up and have the potential to harm.
Tailored sessions around Anger Management are available.
I also have a Diploma in Anger Management

Professional Bodies include:
Complimentary Medical Association
Guild of Holistic Therapists

Training, qualifications & experience

Specialist Areas of Work:
Relationships, Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, Anger, Stress, Emotional Abuse, Trauma, Loss, Harassment, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,Safeguarding Children, Same Sex Relationship Difficulties, Homophobia, Sexual Abuse, Bullying, Counselling for Police Officers and other Emergency Services (Relationship Difficulties, Coping with Traumatic Incidents, Bullying At Work, Stress, Anger).

Masters Degree in Relationship Therapy (University of Hull)
Advanced Diploma Couples Counselling (University of Hull)
Diploma Domestic Violence
Diploma Stress Management
Diploma Anger Management
Person Centred Counselling Certificate

Specialist Experience & Training:

Centrex (Bramshill Police College) Risk Assessment- Reducing The Risk Domestic Violence For Senior Managers
Domestic Abuse Trainers Certificate
West Yorkshire Police Domestic Violence Coordinators Course
Diversity Trainers Certificate
Essex Police Certificate of Service
Essex Police Sexual Offences Training
Essex Police Family Liaison Training
Essex Police Grievance Advisor Training

Facilitator Training:
Ahimsa Domestic Violence and Anger Perpetrator Programme Facilitator Training
Action for Elder Abuse Facilitator Training
Cafcass Parenting Information Programme Facilitator Training
Domestic Violence Facilitators Training
Freedom Programme Domestic Violence Facilitators Training
Recovery Toolkit Domestic Violence Facilitators Training
Research in Practice Associate Trainer Domestic Violence
Safeguarding Children Facilitators Training

Additional Courses:
Male Rape Happens
Child Protection
Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children
Child Sexual Exploitation
Domestic Violence: Assessing The Risk
Domestic Violence: Assessing The Risk to Children & Young People
Recovering from the Impacts of Domestic Violence (Injured Self-Esteem)
Cancer Awareness
Psychosexual Therapy Awareness
Attachment Narrative Therapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist in Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, Relationship Difficulties,
Counselling for Police Officers
Hate Crime
Counselling Same Sex Couples
Coming to terms with Sexuality
Sexual Abuse


*£50 - £70.00 per session dependent on service and income.

(*In relation to domestic violence as this might include financial abuse fees may be negotiated on a case by case basis)

Tailored packages are available for specialist packages/programes

Further information

I have written a book on domestic violence in order to help individuals and families who are or have experienced this directly or indirectly, it has lots of information and guidance in order to provide clarity, and help people move forward and heal/recovery from their experiences. This is also a useful book to help those who know someone who is or who has suffered and wants to know how to help and support them.

The book 'When the Apple of Your Eye is Rotten at the Core' is based on both my professional and personal experience, where I weave both perspectives in to provide greater clarity and understanding.

The book is available from www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.com, www.waterstones.com and www.barnesandnoble.com

Maps & Directions

Tarporley, CW6

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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