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Hello and welcome, I am a relationship expert of twenty years with a caring and effective approach to life's problems. I offer a free 20 minute assessment. Take the first step towards changing your life and I will support you to achieve a healthier, happier life style.

I offer a practical, down to earth approach in coping with life's stresses and taking control of ongoing problems.

Long-lasting solutions can be achieved by making positive changes to enhance the quality of your life for the rest of your life

Phone now for a Free assessment with a professional therapist who cares.

I offer caring, compassionate and confidential Counselling from a private practice in Bowdon Cheshire.

Each client is special and unique and I work at your own pace to suit your individual needs, whether this is for a couple of sessions or more long term therapy.

Whatever the problem, we work together, step by step with trust, respect and sometimes humour, to achieve your goals and build confidence and self-esteem.

In the majority of cases, you can expect to feel better and make progress, from the very first session.

Talking thinks through with someone who is objective and non-judgemental is extremely beneficial in supporting you through difficult periods of your life.
Its never too late to learn new coping skills and put you back in control of your future.

Some problems may appear to be very recent, but often there are underlying issues which go back a long way, and it can be very difficult to break this negative pattern all by yourself.

It is amazing how the human spirit can thrive and prosper when feeling valued and understood.

I still feel immensely fulfilled in empowering clients and observing them grow, reaching their potential in all areas, be it relationship, family, work or social problems.

To give you an example, my present ongoing caseload consists of individuals and couples working on issues such as -

  • Relationships
  • Stress / Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Alcohol Addictions
  • Bereavement
  • Assertiveness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

I am fortunate enough to receive many personal recommendations from past clients and also from local GPs

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip. Counselling
Dip. Psycho-Sexual Therapy
Dip. Couple Counselling
Dip. Supervision
Relate Trained
Previous experience includes
Relate Counsellor
Psycho-Sexual Therapist
Lecturer in Counselling Studies at adult college
Senior Counsellor at a busy Medical Centre
Private Practice / Consultancy
Also, I am a qualified Supervisor for both trainee and professional counsellors

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

Phone now for a Free assessment with a professional therapist who cares.
Average fee is £40 per hourly session

phone Counselling £30

free first session

17 Oakwood Lane
WA14 3DL


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have worked as a Supervisor for nearly 20 years and still feel great fulfillment from this special relationshipSupervision needs to be caring , supportive and challenging to promote professional growth as a CounsellorI work with the whole person and what they bring to their work with clients.

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Bea Smith-Kershaw

Bea Smith-Kershaw