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Colleen Swinden MBACP (Accred) MBPsS Counsellor/Hypnotherapist and Supervisor

Whitchurch SY13 & Wrexham LL13
01948 780666 01948 780666 07712190173 07712190173 Registered / Accredited
Whitchurch SY13 & Wrexham LL13

About me

Colleen is a MBACP (Accred). Counsellor and EMDR accredited psychotherapist who has worked with adults young children ( age 3+) and adolescents within a counselling agency, together with running her own private practice at Shropshire Counselling Services, Redbrook House,Redbrook Maelor, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3ET, on the North Shropshire, South Cheshire border, within easy driving distance from Chester, Wrexham, Telford and surrounding areas.

Colleen you helped me to get the old me back, I feel a can see things in perspective now

Colleen uses a down to earth approach, her aim is to help you find a better outcome no matter what the problem is. Colleen is an accredited member of the BACP, registered as a person-centred counsellor and a NCH registered hypnotherapist, with experience of working one-to-one with anxiety; depression; complex bereavement and loss and those who: have problems forming or maintaining relationships; have been bullied or self harmed; lack self-confidence and self esteem; experiencing general anxiety disorders; have suffered emotional or physical abuse either recently or in the past; suffer phobias, panic attacks or obsessions - the list is not exhaustive. Her private practice is on the ground floor, located on the Welsh border, local to Whitchurch, Shropshire and clients come from Shropshire, Wrexham and Cheshire. GP, and Private Health referrals are welcome but not necessary.   Colleen is caring, non-judgmental and above all, offers somewhere you can be accepted for who you are and you can work at your own pace, no issue is ever trivial, too great or small. If you'd like to talk to her about what counselling or hypnotherapy might mean for you, or to book an appointment, Colleen would be happy to hear from you. Working with The Long Boat Home group of UK psychotherapists and counsellors Colleen offers half-price sessions to anyone who is serving, or has served, in our forces - she also extends the same offer to their partners, adult dependants, and their parents. Colleen recognizes the need to support counselors in training and offer discounted rates for both short and long term work for all trainees.. For more information please visit her website. .

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), Colleen is bound by their code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

Currently completing studies as doctoral student on the DProf in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Chester university and studying for a Diploma in Couple and Family Counselling with the Counselling Institute

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision

EMDR Europe Accredited Training

M. A. Counselling Studies

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person Centred)

Diploma in Theory & Counselling Practice of Counselling

Foundation Course in Bereavement Care

Diploma in Clinical & Advanced Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy Practioner Diploma

Certification in Smoking Cessation

Further training in working with clients who self harm

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Emotional issues in the aftermath of an affair
  • Bereavement by suicide
  • on-line issues and the use of the Internet
  • Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Fear and Stress
  • Work related issues - work place bullying

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Person-centred therapy

Photos & videos


Supervision sessions


Single Session (90 min.) - please telephone or email for pricing information

Counselling Sessions

Single Session (60 min.) - please telephone or email for pricing information

Hypnotherapy Sessions

Single Session (60 min.) - please telephone or email for pricing information

Please note - Fees are payable per session. Discount available for sessions booked as a set.

Free Parking available.

Cancellation Fees
(Counselling & Hypnotherapy)

Over 24 hours notice - No Charge
Within 24 hours notice - £30.00
Under 12 hours notice - Full fee payable

Further information

If you'd like to talk to Colleen about what  supervision, counselling or hypnotherapy might mean for you, to discuss availability or booking an appointment, she would be happy to hear from you.

All calls and messages will be treated in confidence.

Shropshire Counselling Services
Redbrook House
Redbrook Maelor
SY13 3ET


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


10:30am am to 8:30pm Tuesday to Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I offer individual supervision to qualified counsellors and to counsellors in training.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Colleen Swinden MBACP (Accred) MBPsS Counsellor/Hypnotherapist and Supervisor

Colleen Swinden MBACP (Accred) MBPsS Counsellor/Hypnotherapist and Supervisor

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