Colin MacGregor MBACP
I'm a qualified person-centred counsellor, a Registered Member of BACP with a Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling. I hold a current DBS certificate, am fully insured and ICO registered.
As a member of BACP I am committed to its ethical codes for good practice and keep up to date with my professional development.
I haven't always been a counsellor and bring rich and human life experience to my counselling work. I've packed cheese on a production line, milked cows, referenced a library, been a property consultant, business owner, company director, worked with the homeless - faced redundancy and other crises in my life.
As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when you feel understood and valued you’ll be able to begin to think differently about how you see yourself, how you feel and behave, and ultimately the sense of purpose you find in your life.
I am passionate about my work with all clients but have a special interest in men’s mental health.
You may have been struggling with difficult feelings for some time or faced a recent crisis in your life. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, finding it harder and harder to cope with day-to-day life and you no longer seem able to resolve your difficulties on your own.
There are times when it might seem frightening, embarrassing or impossible to find the words and courage to express how you really feel, even – perhaps especially – to those who are closest to you.
If you feel it would be helpful to talk openly about what’s going on in your life – about your anxiety, depression, worries or fears – I can offer you a safe space where you can air your unspoken thoughts and perhaps begin to find the words to express your feelings.
Further down this page, there's a list of issues with which I can help you, but the issues you want to explore might not fit into any of those neat descriptions. So feel free to get in touch with me and ask any questions about my experience.
I work face-to-face with adults over the age of 18, short or long term.
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.
Finding the right counsellor or therapist might seem daunting; there's a huge range of services and individuals offering different kinds of counselling or therapy. That's why I suggest we speak on the telephone before we meet. The call gives me an opportunity to introduce myself and you an opportunity to ask any questions about how we might work together.
If you choose to work with me as your counsellor, I’ll sit with you in your turmoil, in your fear, in your hopes and in your dreams. I won’t offer advice or tell you what to do. I won’t even claim to have the answers. But I will be by your side as an equal and respectfully challenge you where I think it might help.
Call, text or email me if you’d like to take the next step.
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
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
boarding school 'syndrome'
counselling for trans, gender diverse and questioning people
My fees are £40 per 50 minute session. Concessionary rates will be considered.
I have trained with Gendered Intelligence (GI) to enable me to offer sensitive 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|
Appointments available on weekdays 8am to 7pm at Oxton.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|