Cheryl Ann Forrester

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Rhyl, Denbigshire, LL18
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About me

I provide a genuine, caring, professional face to face inclusive counselling service to people across North Wales, but cover all geographic areas in the UK for clients who wish to access telephone and online counselling. I can help you with a range of common life problems including: anxiety, relationship issues, loss, bereavement, depression, lack of confidence, stress, separation and divorce. This is not an inclusive list as we are all unique individuals and bring our own specific issues to counselling.

How I Work

I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, listening ear to all clients who choose to see me for counselling. I believe all clients have valuable experience in understanding their own situation, and that they bring this with them to the counselling sessions. So, during your appointments, I will work with you to enable you to empower yourself and to face the specific issues that you are experiencing. I believe as human beings we all deserve happiness, and that what happens to us matters.

Am I The Right Counsellor For You?

My own personal and professional lives have enabled me to develop certain skills which I bring to counselling sessions. Personally, I have had to overcome many situations in my life where I have had to resolve conflict created by bullies - particularly in my childhood. So I understand at a personal level the potential damaging effects that bullying can have, but I am also hopeful that in most instances counselling can enable clients to restore a sense of emotional wellbeing.

Professionally, I feel that it is useful for counsellors to have an understanding of psychology; and also the wider social issues that can potentially impact on clients. I believe that I have developed this understanding from my previous roles as a nurse and senior practitioner social worker.

Completing an MSc in Psychology, enabled me to develop this understanding further. In the 1980s I also worked as a volunteer aid worker with Cambodian refugees in Thailand this gave me a deeper understanding of the nature of conflict and the trauma experienced by displaced people.

Professionally, I try to keep up to date with current counselling research. I also have a specific understanding of Selective Mutism, an anxiety disorder which can affect both children and adults. I am the joint author of : Selective Mutism In Our Own Words - Experiences in Childhood and Adulthood. The foreword to this book was written by leading Autism author, Donna Williams. Still available on Amazon to buy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • The Diploma Of Higher Education In Counselling
  • MSc in Psychology
  • Qualified Social Worker with the Advanced Award in Social Work
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • HIV Awareness training
  • Solution Focused training
  • Vicarious awareness training
  • RASA training
  • CBT workshop training
  • Person Centred training
  • Gestalt therapy awareness
  • Life book training.
  • Safeguarding and risk assessment training.
  • Conflict Resolution Awareness
  • BACP Webinar: Trauma The Challenge of Our Age
  • Anxiety: Where it comes from and how to work with it/members discussion
  • Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression
  • Building Emotional Resilience
  • Personal and Professional experience of Anticipatory Grief.
  • Helping Support Adults in the Grieving Process
  • Bereavement Awareness
  • An introduction to death, dying and grief
  • Personal experience of multiple loss
  • Understanding GDPR for Therapists
  • Overcoming Barriers to LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Services
  • Working More Effectively with the LGBTQ+ Community
  • Improving Behavioural Health Equity: People Who Are Transgender and Nonbinary
  • Assessing and Treating Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Applications and Adaptations of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Reflective Journaling
  • An Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Understanding ADHD
  • Identifying and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Interventions for Treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Overview of the 12 Step Model
  • Strategies for Treating and Preventing Relapse
  • Recognising and Responding to a Person in Crisis
  • Supporting Recovery through Mindfulness, Meditation and Spirituality
  • Using Mindfulness for Self-Care
  • Self Care for Practitioners/Workshop
  • Clinical Supervision: An Overview
  • Building and Maintaining Effective Relationships in Clinical Supervision
  • Minimising Vicarious Liability for Clinical Supervisors
  • Identifying and Treating Anxiety Disorders
  • Strategies for Addressing Loneliness in Behavioural Health Settings
  • Ethics for Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Working with couples/members discussion
  • Preparing for the Use of Telehealth in an Agency or Practice
  • Identifying and Treating Depressive Disorders
  • Joint author of Selective Mutism In Our Own Words - still available on Amazon
  • Understanding Autism
  • Talking about the menopause
  • Lottery of birth
  • Exploring career mentoring and coaching
  • Leadership and followership
  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating
  • Mens health awareness training
  • Exploring issues in women's health
  • The role of diagnosis in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Modern slavery
  • Vaccination
  • Lottery of birth
  • Emotion:an introductory picture
  • Introducing consciousness
  • Former awareness training around physical and learning disabilities including hidden disabilities. Experience of living and working with people with life changing illnesses.

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Selective Mutism


£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

Face-to-face counselling

One-off/per session £35 (1 hour session).
Longer sessions are available if requested in advance (90 minute session £50).
Couples counselling £50 per session.
Insurance work: Assessment session with written psychological report £60.

Zoom and video chat £25 for a £40 minute session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening and weekend appointments are available by arrangement. Appointments are generally available during the day.

Further information

In terms of access for clients wishing to access in person face to face counselling, my office is located in my property which is a bungalow. However there are a couple of steps before entering the porch. Once inside the premises is all at one level. I feel this location is suitable to clients who have moderate mobility difficulties but not completely wheelchair accessible due to steps to the porch. There is parking at the property for a car if clients require it. I have the technical equipment in my office to offer online counselling both by zoom and telephone depending on the clients wishes. I offer all the above forms of counselling Monday to Thursday between 9am and 4.30pm. I can offer online counselling in the evenings from 7pm Monday to Thursday.

Rhyl, Denbigshire, LL18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Cheryl Ann Forrester
Cheryl Ann Forrester