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Graham Hagger Registered MBACP Counsellor/CBT Therapist.

Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 4SB 01942 746531 01942 746531 07535618820 07535618820
Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 4SB

About me

Hi and thank you for viewing my profile, I am a fully qualified and experienced Person- Centred Psychotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Sexual Minority Therapist. As a counsellor I will create, a safe therapeutic place where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, without feeling someone is judging you.

With what's going on at this time with Covid 19 and the uncertainty and worry many people have, I am now offering on-line counselling sessions, via Facebook, WhatsApp, and Zoom. I am charging a flat fee of £30 for this and I am also offering any Blue light worker, military and key worker a discount.

I work with clients suffering from addiction, and the affect it can have on family, love ones and friends. I work with consequence therapy, which can help the client understand what is happening to them and their relationships. This is an intense six-hour course of therapy spread over six weeks.  I have worked with clients who were suffering from gambling, drink, drug and sex addictions to name some of the most common addictions. I have clients who regular keep in touch informing me that the strategies we worked on are still working. If you think you might benefit from this type of therapy give me a call, and we can arrange a no obligation session.

Feeling helpless and unable to cope can be an overwhelming and lonely experience, which is often hard to share with someone. I offer a private and confidential counselling service and together we will tailor sessions that are best suited for you. I know it can be quite daunting seeing a counsellor for the first time, but you have already taken the first steps, just logging on to the directory. One more step and we can then start working on the issues that are troubling you.

I also work with couples who are going through difficult times with their relationships, offering a safe place where they can feel valued and listen too, where they can talk about their issues without feeling they are not being taken seriously. I work with couples who are having difficulties over infidelity, debut issues, addiction and sometimes just not feeling listen to, or feeling important anymore

Counselling may help you if you

*Have unresolved issues from the past
*Are feeling the loss of someone close
*Feel Sad, Anxious or Depressed  
*Feel the need to always please others
*Have recently had change in circumstance

*Feeling something isn't quite right but you’re unsure what /why
*Feel your anger is affecting your relationships/work

For quite number of years I have worked with a client group suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the effect it can have on the sufferer. Anger, depression, alcohol /drug misuse, feeling isolated and that no one understands what going on for them. PTSD can have a devastating effect on the sufferer and their families and loved ones but with help and understanding, they can move on and gain control back of their lives. I have also worked with Victim Support as a counselor helping people who have suffered from trauma gain control back of their lives.

I work in an integrative way and use the best therapies that best suit you and your needs. I regularly work with a variety of issues including low self-esteem/confidence, anxiety/stress, depression, anger and the long-term effects of different kinds of abuse. I regularly work with clients suffering from various kinds of trauma, historical sexual abuse, both male and female, and understand how difficult it can be to open up and talk about this subject.  I believe in the importance and significance of the client/therapist relationship and the nurturing of which is instrumental to the therapeutic process.

As a member of the BACP, I work ethically and am fully committed to the principals of confidentiality and client safety. Let me help you find your way back, Let me help you to find you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work for Wigan Family Welfare as a counsellor working in schools seeing children and staff. I have also worked with offenders in a custodial setting. I have also a worked with the Willow Project in Leigh, counselling children within the Wigan Borough. I have run a small and successful private practice for a number of years.

Certificate in Counselling concepts.

Advanced certificate in Person-Centred counselling. ABC Accredited

Diploma in Person-centred counselling. ABC Accredited

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. ABC Accredited

Certificate in Sexual Minority Therapies.

Certificate in Counselling children and young people.

Short course studied;

Supporting People Bereaved Through Murder & Manslaughter.

Trauma: linked to Complex Grief.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Mental first aider

Mental Health First Aider

Anger Management.

The Menopause Course.

Alcohol Brief Intervention Therapy.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with clients suffering from addiction, and the affect it can have on family, love ones and friends. I work with consequence therapy, which can help the client understand what is happening to them and their relationships. This is an intense six-hour course of therapy spread over six weeks.  I have worked with clients who were suffering from gambling, drink, drug and sex addictions to name some of the most common addictions. I have clients who regular keep in touch informing me that the strategies we worked on are still working. If you think you might benefit from this type of therapy give me a call, and we can arrange a no obligation session.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

First ½ hour free, to give you the chance to see if we could work together.

All Session last 50 minutes

On Line sessions £30

£35 for 50 minutes.

£45 for couples.

Discounts for Veterans and Blue Light card holders.

Discounts may be available if blocks of session are booked and paid for in advance.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

People come into counselling for all kinds of issues and I know it can be a very scary time, that fear of the unknown, what am I walking in to, what if they do not understand what I am going through, what if they are going to judge me. That is where I as the counsellor can help to put you at your ease, to offer you that space that is yours, that time that is yours, where you can be you without the fear of being judged.

When looking for a counsellor/therapist please ensure that they are qualified and belong to an appropriate professional body. If not sure, ask to see their qualifications, a good therapist will not mind and will not be offended.

Member Organisation

Registered Member BACP

Published Articles

The power of a question

38 Firs Lane
Leigh
Greater Manchester
WN7 4SB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Free, easy parking 1 minute from venue.

Availability

I offer session in the morning/afternoon,also in the early evening Monday to Friday

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

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01942 746531

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