Colin MacGregor MBACP
Even with those who are closest to you, it can be difficult to find the courage and words to express how you really feel. Finally admitting to someone else that you have real problems might seem overwhelming and fraught with risk of rejection. You may be feeling vulnerable, anxious, ashamed, hopeless, stressed, lonely, angry, frightened, frustrated, abused, betrayed, sad or confused. By visiting this website you've already reached out...
At my discreet consulting room in Oxton, Wirral, I will offer you a confidential space where your worries and feelings can be listened to and explored without judgment. Whilst I normally charge £40 per session, concessionary rates will be considered. Private parking is available.
As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that when offered a conducive therapeutic environment, clients can begin to think differently about the way they see themselves, the way they behave and ultimately the sense of meaning and fulfilment they find in their lives.
I am passionate about my counselling with all clients but have a special interest in men’s mental health and in working with people who feel their lives are constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender or sexuality.
If you choose to work with me as your counsellor, I’ll sit with you in your turmoil, in your fears, in your hopes and in your dreams. I won’t tell you what to do. I won’t even claim to have the answers. But I will be by your side, as an equal not an expert, and respectfully challenge you where I think it might help.
I bring to my work with clients a rich range of life experiences, great commitment and much energy. I may not have a background in social work or medical services like some who train as counsellors but I have milked cows, worked on a production line, managed property portfolios, been a company director and experienced redundancy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of BACP (MBACP) and hold an MA in Clinical Counselling (Distinction) from the University of Chester.
I am committed to BACP's requirements for ongoing learning and reflection. I regularly attend training sessions and seminars to keep up-to-date with latest ways of working with clients’ complex needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
boarding school 'syndrome'
My fees are £40 per 50 minute session. Concessionary rates will be considered.
I am a member of Gendered Intelligence’s (GI) network of counsellors who offer counselling services to trans, gender diverse and questioning people – and their partners and families. I share GI's vision "of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued."
I am a LGBT ally.
My pronouns are he, him, his
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 8am to 6pm at Oxton
Types of client