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Hello, after working for over sixteen years as a counsellor, I’ve gained a lot of experience; this comes from working with young people (11+), adults & relationships and, being an older counsellor, means I bring a lot of life experience too but, as each of my clients are unique, I don’t try to provide a one size fits all service.
I hope to help you, by ensuring you gain a balanced viewpoint of you and / or your situation. Together, we can explore all your options (and maybe the consequences too) but whatever you decide, the choices will always be yours.
What do I do - I am an accredited counsellor who enjoys working with young people (11+), individuals, couples, relationships and I also like to work with groups both as a counsellor and as a supervisor.
Relationship counselling - it’s standard practice to have one session with you together and then one session with each of you on your own and then a fourth session with you, back as a couple, and ongoing, if appropriate. Useful if you want to improve, reconcile or separate in a more (child) friendly way.
Where: I work nationwide, by offering my services online or via telephone, both counselling & supervision, etc. I also offer some face to face appointments in Runcorn.
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 I 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, supervisee or organisation, to better meet your needs.
Some reasons counselling might be useful: 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 have a dilemma or a difficult decision to make, I won't tell you what to do but I will help you see all the options 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 too.
Everyone is welcome and no problem is too small.
More information below:
What is Counselling? - Counselling is about understanding what is / has happened to you, building up your self confidence and recognising and working toward the goals you want to achieve or change, 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 55 minutes).
Single Session Therapy which lasts up to 100 minutes and focuses on one issue is £90.
Remind 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. If payment not received after 24 hours the session could be offered elsewhere on a first come, first served basis.
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 and 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 will have to be made, when booking, to confirm the appointment.
Counselling Options Offered
I offer several counselling options, that includes face-to-face counselling (Covid permitting), telephone counselling, online counselling (I prefer zoom as I’m paying for their service), instant messenger or email counselling, Single Session Therapy and I also offer 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 are 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
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)
Post Graduate Clinical 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:
- Bereavement Counselling (refresher with John Wilson)
- Insight into the World of Autism
- Understanding & Working with Neurodivergence
- Menopause Matters
- 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 am a BACP accredited counsellor and 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.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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: 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 or online session
Concessions offered for
I charge one flat fee for counselling, whether young people, adults or couples but, young people, after their one hour, initial assessment can be offered the choice of either a 25 minute or 50 minute ongoing session, depending on their age and needs.
I offer more than a counselling standard session, see below, to be clear on pricing please check my website: www.1to1counseling.co.uk
Session for young people, (50 minutes and there is a 25 minute option, (after the first session, which is also an assessment), and this shorter session is £30) individuals, couples / relationships are £50 per therapeutic hour (between 45 and 50 minutes).
Single Session Therapy is £90 and lasts up to 100 minutes.
Rewind Therapy - The Rewind Trauma Technique is an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, anxiety and depression — these problems can often originate from a trauma - this is £100 for one session and two check ins
Email Counselling is £25.00 per email response - for more information on this please go to my website www.1to1counselling.co.uk
Workplace Support - Offering your staff an option of telephone or face to face counselling at the workplace or at their home or a neutral environment is a great first step to improving any situation.
There is a discount for the last session when payment is made, in advance, for six sessions. Other concessions available.
Please note: counselling sessions have to be paid in advance. Payment is due, at the time of booking, to confirm the next appointment.
Please go to www.1to1counselling.co.uk for up-to-date prices, any concessions or for more information.
When I work
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.