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About me

For the past 15 years I have offered clients a therapeutic approach that has helped them develop an inner compass; a resource with which to find themselves when they were lost, a means of navigating rough waters and an anchor in the storm.

It is an approach that enables the letting go of unhelpful learnings and habits such as self-criticism, guilt, fear and shame. It has helped clients to accept themselves and others. To trust, respect and value their way of being in the world. It has enabled a coming to terms with the loss of: loved ones, work, health, and meaning. For some it has provided a means of dealing with anger... a way of finding peace.

I offer confidentiality, a safe place to look at issues, deep understanding, respect, and honesty.

During the pandemic I will only be offering counselling sessions by telephone, or internet video (Zoom).

We would meet for an hour session, usually once a week, although more or less frequent appointments can be arranged.

The first session is free with no obligation to continue.

I am located close to J25 of the M6 and just a five minute walk from Sainsburys supermarket, Wigan.

Training, qualifications & experience

My way of working is Person-Centred (Experiential), informed by secular Buddhism (a way of enabling a life unconstrained by those forces that impede it from flourishing).

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and am an Accredited member of the BACP.

I also have a post graduate qualification in coaching, that is based on a Gestalt approach.

More recently I have engaged with training in IFS (Internal Family Systems... R Schwartz).

My ongoing supervision and sitting (zazen) helps me to practice professionally and authentically.

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.

BACP

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.

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Fees

From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fees range from £30 to £45 per session... with my clients deciding how much they wish to pay. The first session is free with no obligation to continue. 

For organisations: Employee Assistance Programme (E.A.P) work is charged at the rate of £45 per session.

Appointments are generally available Monday to Friday during the day or evening - unless already taken up by client/personal development work.

If you wish to contact me for more information or to make an appointment to see if I can help you, here are the various ways you can do so:

Phone: 01942200661   - best for leaving messages/call back phone numbers.
Text:     07702385028   - fastest and most effective way of contacting me.
E-mail:                           - by clicking the red icon at the top/bottom of this page.

Availability

Appointments are generally available Monday to Friday during the day or evening - unless already taken up by client/personal development work.

Further information

I am also a qualified Business and Executive Coach

Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN3

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
David Herschell

David Herschell