Beverley Jones at West Shore Counselling
Hello. My name is Beverley. I am an experienced counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. I have worked for many years as a counsellor, for various organisations such as: hospitals, schools, hospice and women’s centres. I also managed my own private counselling service in Macclesfield. I have recently moved to the area and set up a new private counselling practice, I call it West Shore Counselling.
My approach to counselling is both supportive and rational, combining the warmth of a trusting relationship, with the professional knowledge and experience of a qualified counsellor. I work in a positive and non judgemental way with individuals seeking brief or longer term counselling.
My specialist approach to helping pays particular attention to confidentiality, privacy and personal dignity and is successful in helping people through some of their darkest and most difficult times.
I help people with a wide variety of difficulties such as: low mood and depression, feelings of despair, unhappiness, ‘going through a bad patch’ bereavement, including pet bereavement, relationship problems, anxiety, separation, loss, changed circumstances , problems with alcohol and living with serious long term illness.
Although our work together will not be able to change events that have already happened, counselling will help manage the personal distress caused by difficult events , build self esteem and help in finding a new perspective.
The length and frequency of counselling sessions will vary according to individual need. Some people will need only a few counselling sessions whilst others will need counselling for a longer time.
People often feel anxious about making the first step to contact a counsellor. This feeling is quite natural and very common. I am more than happy to discuss any concerns you have before you decide to make an appointment. Please contact me via email or telephone. At the first appointment we will discuss your difficulties and think together about Issues such as length of therapy ,time constraints , fees and so on.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Honours Degree in Psychology and member of the British Psychological Society
Post Grad Diploma in therapeutic counselling and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Nurse (retired) and member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Foundation psychoanalytic theory and practice
Certificate in CBT
Certificates in Bereavement, separation and loss - adults and children
Certificates in working therapeutically with children.
certificate in relaxation
Certificates in alcohol and substance misuse
Previous Private practice in Macclesfield
Previous counselling experience at Manchester Royal Infirmary- Bereavement Centre, Blythe House Hospice, Stockport Alcohol and Drug Service, Stockport Women's Centre, counsellor for Dry Out Now, and Place2Be. Children's counselling service in schools.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My fees for counselling are £30 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||A little French|
I currently offer counselling appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturday. My first appointment starts at 10:00. The latest appointment I can offer is 5pm
Types of client