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About me

Hi, I'm Gary,  a qualified person-centred counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I offer one to one therapeutic counselling to adults and children. This can be facilitated either face to face (currently suspended due to Covid-19 guidelines), over the telephone or via online video call.

My passion is working as a counsellor supporting people with many differing needs from a wide variety of professional and private backgrounds. I offer compassion and understanding with the highest levels of confidentiality and professionalism, coupled with extensive experience in a number of other professional areas enabling me to connect and empathise with my clients.

The services I offer are a scaffold to help and improve on what is needed, to sustain and build on those building blocks of growth and success. I promise to support you on your journey. My goal is to help you overcome your struggles, heal from your pain, and grow towards the fulfilment of your unique identity.

If you would like to find out more about how I can help, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work at the Alder Centre, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital as a bereavement and staff counsellor. I also run my own private counselling practice supporting adults and children.

I have worked for a national children’s mental health charity as a child counsellor and have worked for MacMillan at Halton Hospital as a counsellor for cancer patients and their families. During this time, I have supported many clients with a large scope of needs from depression, anxiety, bereavement, Cancer treatment, disability, loss, eating disorders, pregnancy related issues, relationships, self-esteem, suicidal feelings and trauma to name a few.

Member organisations


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

Therapeutic person centred counselling

This is a traditional therapy used in many areas. This therapy is based on the belief everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change if a person is given the right set of conditions. The counsellor is not seen as the expert who directs the therapy. They offer unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence in a safe protected space to help the client come to terms with negative feelings this in turn helps the client to change and develop.

Therapeutic play

This is used primarily with children. It uses play as a means to communicate with the child helping them to explore and express their feelings and emotional problems. It can allow a child to work through their anxieties where they can relearn and realign themselves helping to overcome these difficulties. When a child acts out this can been seen as bad behaviour, this is just a means of communicating the thing they are unable to express. Therapeutic play can help in this, giving the child a safe protected space to come to terms with their inner turmoil resulting in their behaviour to improve.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • All sessions are 1 hour, face to face is £50 (when possible).
  • Telephone and video sessions are £40.

If you have any questions, please do call or email and we can discuss this further.


09:00 – 11:30

09:00 – 18:00

09:00 – 19:00

09:00 – 17:00

09:00 – 13:00



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

The two premises I use both have wheelchair access however if there is an issue, clients can contact me directly to arrange access to my services

Languages offered


Gary Fletcher MBACP - Person-Centred Counsellor for Adults and Children.

Gary Fletcher MBACP - Person-Centred Counsellor for Adults and Children.