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At some time or other, most people’s lives encounter difficult times.

These can include bereavement, financial worries, and health concerns, mid life crises, relationship difficulties, child contact, and bullying. Others struggle with sexuality, or prejudice connected with ethnicity disability or religion and potentially low self esteem.

A troubled past can be a barrier to moving forwards. Often, Shame, Blame, Guilt and Embarrassment imprison us and can even cause addictive behaviours to develop.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. We all make choices we later regret. We can then experience difficulties getting back “on track” under our own steam. We wind up lost, alone, directionless, fearful and vulnerable.

Banishing issues or learning to manage them safely and healthily from a different perspective can free us to find our ideals and be our true selves.

Here at human kind, we recognise that at some time in our lives most of us experience difficult situations which affect our emotions, thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

We understand that this is about being a part of humanKind and we are here for you. Providing a confidential, safe, compassionate and understanding environment can help. Here, thoughts, feelings and experiences can be explored with a trusted professional. The effect can be liberating and help us navigate a path to a brighter safer and more balanced future.

A range of professional therapies are available which include:

Person Centred Counselling.

In this relaxed unstructured therapy you dictate your own pace and direction. A professional therapist alongside throughout helps you explore your world. This can make sense of events and assist you finding your own resolutions, a new direction, positivity and peace of mind.

Person Centred Counselling often lends itself to bereavement, loss, relationship breakdown. It can also assist when changing circumstances take us “out of our comfort zone,” leaving us feeling frightened and not in control.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)    

This therapy is a more structured and proactive approach. Often, expert guidance is offered to combat traumatic issues. (Always by mutual agreement) This can take the form of looking at problems from different perspectives. Understanding this can positively affect our mood and how we deal with things now, and in the future!

CBT often lends itself to Stress, Anxiety and Depression, trauma and addictions.

Integrative Approach

Often clients respond favourably with a “blend” of the Person Centred and CBT approaches in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome. At all times this is done as a bespoke service to suit your needs, personality and situation.

Therapy Communication Medium.

All therapies may be conducted face to face, over the telephone, or via a secure visual internet medium. (Zoom)

Getting Started:

Once you have reviewed my profile, the next step is to make contact. You are most welcome to call, email or text me. We can then arrange a mutually convenient appointment for a relaxed introductory session. We will then explore what you want to get out of counselling and if you are happy to continue I will happily set up further appointments. Week-day and evening sessions are available.

Training, qualifications & experience

About John Fallows: (Dip. Couns’ Dip. CBT)

Throughout my personal life and long professional careers, I’ve acquired huge experience helping others with a diverse range of issues. As a result I am naturally insightful of client difficulties and their effective safe resolution.

I possess an approachable, down to earth personality with trained communication skills honed over many years.

A fully qualified, Person Centred, CBT and Integrative Counsellor, I have lectured in counselling in an FE College, and have provided therapeutic support to many students in secondary schools. I have also counselled adolescents and young adults within a young person’s charity.

In addition, I currently provide counselling support at a rehab unit to clients of all ages and walks of life.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session

Further information

For thirty years I had a professional career in the public sector. This was a front facing role where expert communication skills were paramount. There I assisted people from the complete social spectrum. I whilst managing their issues to a satisfactory conclusion I acquired vast insight and experience.

York House
15-17 York Street
Heywood
Greater Manchester
OL10 4NN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
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 Practice is central, accessible and on main bus routes with parking available.

Online platforms

Zoom
John Fallows (Dip'Couns' Dip' CBT.)

John Fallows (Dip'Couns' Dip' CBT.)