If you are looking for a counsellor who can understand your situation from your viewpoint - look no further.
If you have been thinking about what life be like if you felt more at ease about you, your past or your future - I can help, providing a balanced viewpoint and ensuring clarity and seeking options but the choices will always be yours.
Counselling with me will always provide you with a safe, supportive, space to explore whatever is going on in your life. At times, this might be challenging but we’ll do this together.
I’ve had over fifteen years as a counsellor, this gives me a huge bank of experience of working with young people (11+), adults & relationships and, being an older counsellor means I can bring a lot of life experience too but, each of my clients are unique, I don’t provide a one size fits all service. I won’t tell you how to live your life or what to do next - only you decide that.
If you are still wondering how to choose your counsellor - let me help you, by telling you about our first session together, then a little about what I do and where and finally about my experience.
At our first session, we will briefly discuss our counselling agreement, online, by phone or face to face, this give us time to relax a little together. It is important to me that you feel comfortable, when we are working together, whether face to face, telephone or online counselling, the chemistry between us is important. After 15-20 minutes, I will ask you if you wish to continue?
If you don't wish to continue, no problem, no further questions - such as why not, the session stops and a full refund is given. I really do understand it's hard to sit in the counselling chair and it's best to do it when ready.
If you say yes, you wish to continue, our therapeutic journey together will begin.
Now, hopefully, you are reassured you won't waste your money if you choose me.
What do I do - I enjoy counselling young people (11+), individuals, couples, relationships and I also like to work with groups as a counsellor or supervisor.
Where: Nationally, I offer all that I do online or via telephone counselling & supervision, etc. I also offer some face to face appointments in Runcorn.
My experience - I've counselled young people in secondary schools and privately; I've worked with individuals and couples in Children’s Centres, workplaces and my relationship counselling experience comes from over ten years working within Relate, as an individual, relationship and young person's counsellor.
How do I do it? - I am an integrative counsellor. Integrative, which in my case, means using a mix of several counselling theories, depending on your needs.
This means I can work with you on issues from the past, present or fears for the future. I believe the more therapeutic tools I have, the more options this gives me when working with you.
Additional Training: I also have qualifications in and experience working with NLP, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and am a Rewind Trauma Therapist.
All this training and experience means I have the flexibility to tailor my service to you, as an individual, couple or young person or organisation, to better meet your needs.
It can be difficult to make the decision to work on things that are bothering you and I'd like to assure you I have experience of working on issues from anxiety, bereavement, depression to low self esteem and trauma. If you a dilemma or a difficult decision to make I won't tell you want to do but I will help you see all the options (and if required, the possible consequences) so you can make an informed choice. If you have had a recent loss – this isn’t always a death, but it’s an unwanted ending of some kind, I can help.
Everyone is welcome and no problem is too small.
More information below:
What is Counselling? - Counselling is about understanding what is happening to you, building up your self confidence and recognising and working toward the goals you want to achieve on the road to the life you desire.
How much is it? Sessions for young people (young people also have a 30 minute option after their one hour assessment), individuals and couples are £50 per therapeutic hour (which means between 50 and 60 minutes).
Single Session Therapy which lasts up to 100 minutes and focuses on one issue is £90.
Rewind Trauma Therapy - this is one full session and two check ins - £100 - more information on my website www.1to1counselling.co.uk
Once we agree to work together, I have a payment at the time of booking policy - this also confirms our next session.
Contact me so we can explore how I can help
Where do I do this? When Covid restrictions permit, I offer my physical, face to face, in person, counselling service in Runcorn, in a dedicated, comfortable room with two armchairs and a two seater sofa (please note - this is up a flight of stairs).
I am located five miles from Junction 11 or 12 of the M56. Within a mile of Runcorn East Railway Station or local bus routes. My location is anonymous and your confidentiality assured.
My dedicated counselling room in Runcorn, for which there is ample on street parking is, please note, up one flight of stairs - if mobility is an issue for you, I can offer you either an alternative venue or telephone or online counselling options.
My telephone counselling and online counselling service is available to you wherever you live in the UK.
Whilst mostly I offer daytime appointments I sometimes have a few tea time and early morning or evening appointments too (subject to availability). I have first come, first served policy which means payment to be made when booking, to confirm the appointment.
Counselling Options Offered
I offer five counselling options, that includes face-to-face counselling (Covid permitting), telephone counselling, on-line counselling including instant messenger, email counselling, Single Session Therapy and offering Rewind Trauma Therapy.
Single Session Therapy (SST) is for anyone who has one specific issue, dilemma or goal that they might be time sensitive about - not useful for addictions, abuse or trauma.
I am happy to answer any queries you have via phone or email, no obligation
How Many Sessions are Needed?
For most clients, between two and eight sessions are enough for real progress to be made on whatever the issue is for them. Longer term counselling can be offered when appropriate.
For more information, including fees and concessions, please go to my website: www.1to1counselling.co.uk
My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/1-To-1-Counselling-117384874942305 - new likes always welcome and appreciated.
Feel free to contact me for a brief, no obligation, chat via phone or email – making the initial contact is the hardest part, honest - I hope we talk soon
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA Hons degree in Business Management and Information Technology
HNC in Business and Marketing
Certificate and Diploma in Counselling
Relate trained in Couples Counselling / Relationship Issues
Therapeutic Counselling Skills for Young People - certified by The Centre for Child Mental Health
Diploma in NLP
Practitioner in NLP
Diploma in Analytical and Clinical Hypnotherapy
Professionally Trained in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness
Rewind Trauma Therapy
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS Course)
PG Supervision Certificate
I was a facilitator for Choose 2 Change for several years - Working with Male Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (sadly, no funding as yet for group working specifically with same sex or female perpetrators) – I am happy to work one to one with male or female perpetrators, if ready to accept responsibility and own the choices made and abuse has stopped.
I was a facilitator for many years on the Separated Parents Information Programme
Most Recent Refresher / Training / CPD:
- Attachment Theory
- Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery
- Domestic Violence and Abuse, including Coercive Control, Update
- Suicide Prevention
- LGBTQ+ Awareness Training
- Working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - couples and individuals
- Understanding and supporting people who self harm
- Sexuality and Body Image
- Suicide Alertness
- Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA)
- Mental Health Awareness
- Transactional Analysis (TA 101)
- Gender & Sexual Diversity
I have an Enhanced Government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.
I observe the standards set out in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and participate in regular, ongoing Continuing Professional Development and attend regular supervision sessions.
Who am I? I am cis gendered, have been married and divorced, I have three children - now all grown-up, I have been in debt, made redundant twice and nursed both parents through terminal illness. I have worked with carers and I have advocated for those too worn down to speak up for themselves. My qualifications, life experience and work experience all bring me to this conclusion - the world's expert on me is me and on you - it is you!
I won't tell you what you need to do but I will walk, side by side, with you, supporting you while you decide for yourself what it is that you need.
Contact me, soon, no obligation.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship counselling doesn't depend on you being married, living together, same sex, opposite sex, transgender, cisgender or transsexual - if you are in any kind of relationship (including a friendship) that has problems - this service is for you.
Finally, consider this, counselling can often take just weeks not months. It can be done in stages - stop when it feels enough and resume when you feel ready - you are in charge!
I really hope to see you soon.
If you are looking for a supervisor, I supervise these: Relationship supervisor, couples supervisor, relationship supervisor, adults supervisor, young people supervisor, Systemic supervisor, integrative supervisor, group supervisor, individuals supervisor, professionals supervisor, teachers supervisor, social worker supervision.
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer six options for counselling and work with individuals and couples, young people have a one hour, initial assessment and they can be offered a 30 minute session or an hour ongoing session, depending on their age and needs, so be clear on pricing please check my website: www.1to1counseling.co.uk
Session for young people, (one hour but there is a 30 minute option, after the first session which is also an assessment, and this is £30) individuals, couples / relationships are £50 per therapeutic hour (between 50 and 60 minutes).
Single Session Therapy is £90 and lasts up to 100 minutes.
Email Counselling is £25.00 per email response - for more information on this please go to my website www.1to1counselling.co.uk
There is a discount for the last session when payment is made, in advance, for six sessions. Other concessions available.
Please go to www.1to1counselling.co.uk for up-to-date prices, any concessions or for more information.
My counselling services is at flexible times, to better support you.
Working mostly day time but, subject to availability, also offer early morning, tea time and some evening sessions
I work online, via telephone or from my premises in WA7 - please note, my dedicated counselling room is up a flight or stairs if mobility is an issues please let me know.
If you have any questions please contact me, with no obligation, for further information - telephone: 01928 718044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or look on my website: www.1to1counselling.co.uk
I do hope we meet soon.