Heswall Hills Counselling Centre Managed by Psychologist Cheryl Overington
Hello, my name is Cheryl and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 9,000 hours and 9 years private practice experience.
I am the Founder and Manager of the Heswall Hills Counselling Centre a private therapy centre based in Heswall Hills on the Wirral.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. All of the therapists working from the centre have been selected by me to ensure that they are suitably trained and most importantly of the sort of therapists I’ll be happy to refer to.
Due the number of different therapists, including psychologists and CBT therapists we are able to a wide of therapeutic specialities including:
Anxiety (including panic & phobias), depression, bereavement, eating disorders, addictions, trauma, low confidence & low self esteem, work related stress, therapy for children & young people from the age of 5, C.B.T, clinical hypnotherapy, adoption, couples therapy, psychosexual therapy, sexual violence, coaching, clinical supervision, OCD, birth trauma, weight management and dementia.
All therapists working from the centre have training and experience in their chosen specialties and have undergone a lengthy vetting process by myself. This offers members of the public the reassurance that the centre caters for a wide range of therapeutic needs and that all the therapists are sound practitioners.
Prices vary from £40 session depending on therapists particular experience and some therapists offer concessionary rates.
If you would like to be referred into the centre please e mail me, stating your main presenting issues and times when you are available for an appointment and following a telephone call I will decide which therapist is best suited to your individual requirements.
Some of our therapists are registered to work with E.A.P's and insurance companies.
Training, qualifications & experience
Therapists working from Heswall Hills Counselling Centre are trained in the following approaches:-
Cognitive Behavioural Training (C.B.T)
Person Centred Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) (Trauma Treatment)
Trauma Focused C.B.T
Children & Young Person Therapy
Relate Trained Relationship Counselling
Mindfulness & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Neuro Linguistic Programming
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
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
For Therapists wishing to work from the centre
Some referrers such as Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and insurance companies have certain stipulations which are difficult to adhere to when working from home. For example a room which is solely used as a therapy room, has a separate entrance from the main part of your home, a waiting area and separate toilet facilities. These conditions can be difficult to meet when setting up private practice from your home address and as a consequence therapists will be unwitting limiting the number of clients they may receive.
Therefore hiring a consulting room on an hourly, sessional or permanent basis ensures that you will be able to fulfil the requirements of external referrers.
If you are a therapist who operates from Heswall Hills Counselling Centre on a regular basis you will be offered the opportunity to build your practice by accepting referrals from potential clients who access the Centre through the website. Potential clients will be assessed by the Manager and referred to a suitable therapist who best matches the client’s needs. As such all therapists who work from the centre will need to be vetted initially by the Manager to ensure they are suitably qualified and insured to work at the centre. Only therapists who have gone through this vetting procedure will be allowed to work from the centre and accept referrals through the website.
Heswall Counselling Centre offers five therapy rooms; two smaller rooms, one medium room and a large room. Each room is furnished solely for the use as a therapy room with three comfortable chairs and a side table.
This room rental package provides therapists with complete flexibility to book rooms as and when required. Rooms are hired out by the hour.
This is a structured rental package that allows therapists to book rooms for 4.5 continuous hours at a reduced hourly rate.
This rental package allows clients to book rooms for full days from 8.30 - 5.30 p.m.
At Heswall Hill Counselling Centre we are delighted to be able to provide therapists with the opportunity to secure rooms on a long-term basis. We would be more than happy to discuss your individual and specific requirements regarding a long-term rental package.
The Centre has a separate entrance and toilet facilities. Therapists working from the centre will also have use of a kitchen for making hot drinks; the kitchen is also equipped with a microwave and fridge. Free WiFi is also available.
Prices vary from £40 -£80 per session depending on therapists particular experience and some therapists offer concessionary rates. Specialist therapies for couples and trauma attract higher fees.
Monday - Saturday
Please note the centre is on the first floor and there is no lift available.
How to find us:-
The centre is located at 99 Brimstage Rd, Heswall Hills, CH60 1XF (opposite Heswall Hills Station)
Off street parking is available alongside the property.
Buses – The number bus 77A, 84, 85 and 472 stops outside the property. Please see Mersey Travel for more information.
Rail – Heswall Hills Railway Station is located directly opposite the property