Colin MacGregor

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MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
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Pensby, Wirral, CH61
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am passionate about my work with all clients; and have a special interest in men's mental health. 

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. Further down this page, there's a list of issues with which I may be able to help you, but the issues you want to explore might not fit neatly into any of those descriptions.

So, I suggest we speak on the telephone before we meet so that you can ask any questions you may have. This also gives us an opportunity to introduce ourselves to each other and to explore how we might work together. 

I understand that many men still don't think counselling is for them.

I know from experience that when my clients begin to feel understood and valued they are often able to think differently about how they see themselves, how they feel and behave, and ultimately the sense of meaning and purpose they find in their lives.

You may be feeling anxious, vulnerable, hopeless, disappointed, lonely, angry, frightened, frustrated, unfaithful or unsuccessful. Whatever your concern, feel free to get in touch with me to ask any questions about my experience and how counselling with me, might work for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training in 2015 and am now an Accredited BACP Counsellor. I hold an MA in Clinical Counselling 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.

I have also undertaken training with Gendered Intelligence (GI), and continue to study with Pink Therapy: Specific training which helps me to offer sensitive and appropriate counselling services to my LGBTIQA clients. 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."

Alongside my private counselling work, I spent five years with a counselling charity in Liverpool city centre which gave me a broad experience of working with 18-80 year old clients with diverse counselling needs.

I haven't always been a counsellor...

I've also worked on a dairy farm, packed cheese on a production line, been a chartered surveyor and director of a marketing business, and volunteered in criminal justice settings. I bring life experience to counselling but the focus of my attention is always on my clients and their lives.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Men's issues
  • Prescription medication dependency and withdrawal
  • Quarter (millennial) and mid-life crises and transitions
  • Counselling for trans, gender diverse and questioning people


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free initial telephone call / chat.

My fees are £55 per 50 minute session.

Concessionary rates may be available if required, please ask.

Longer or shorter session lengths can be offered for a fee to be agreed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Usually availability weekdays 8am to 7pm. I work face-to-face with adults over the age of 18 at my discreet consulting room in Heswall (Pensby Road). 

Pensby, Wirral, CH61

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Colin MacGregor
Colin MacGregor