Hello and welcome to my profile page. My name is Amy Cronin and I am a counsellor based in Frodsham, Cheshire. I provide one to one counselling sessions in a quiet, comfortable, private therapy room situated in the middle of the town.
You may find yourself looking for a counsellor for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it can be hard to discuss certain issues with our friends and families or you may feel that there isn't anyone appropriate to talk to. Counselling provides a valuable space for you to explore any issues or difficulties that you may be experiencing.
I am an integrative therapist which means that I can use a variety of counselling styles to best meet your needs. I offer a free introductory session lasting 30 minutes. This can be conducted either face to face or on the telephone. This consultation is a good chance to discuss what you want from counselling and provides a good opportunity to ask any questions. Following this session, if we decide to work together the approach will be tailored to suit your needs and personal circumstances.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework which sets the standard for good and ethical therapeutic practice.
I have 15 years experience of working in the chemical industry as a Research Chemist and a Project Manager. However, I decided that my passion lay elsewhere and took a radical career change that would change my life. I now work as a counsellor in a local cancer treatment centre, a local hospice and also run my private practice in Frodsham. My varied career history and experience helps me to understand and connect with a wide variety of clients.
I hope this information has been useful and helps you to find the right counsellor for you. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Couns - The University of Manchester
- Graduate Certificate in Counselling - The University of Salford
- Introduction to Counselling - Open University
I am a registered member of the BACP
I have experience of counselling most common mental health issues and a particular experience in bereavement and loss, cancer and relationship issues.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 for a 50 minute individual session and £70 for a couple session.
Rates for EAP providers or Insurance companies are negotiable on a case by case basis.
I also offer a free 30 minute initial consultation. This can be carried out face to face or by telephone.