J. Twist

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Dip Couns MBACP, Dip Stress Management
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St. Helens, Merseyside, WA11 8DA
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified experienced Counsellor and Stress Management Consultant, based in St Helens, Merseyside. I understand how difficult it can be to discuss personal problems, whether they be relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or any other matter which is causing distress.

I offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment to enable you to explore your current issues. My aim is to establish a relationship of trust and respect. This will allow you to feel comfortable talking about issues you cannot share with others. The purpose is to help you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and help you to make decisions and choices to enable you to move forward.
I can provide home visits by arrangement.

I work within the NHS providing Stress Management sessions to patients, and provide private stress management therapy to business professionals.

I provide a Counselling service to clients of a national insurance company via a national law firm.

Please ring for a mutually convenient appointment.

I am fully insured and undergo regular supervision in line with BACP requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience

June 2020 ABC Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Diploma

December 2013 NLP Centre of Excellence NLP Diploma

August 2013 BACP Register, Certificate Of Proficiency.

September 2012 CPCAB, Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling.

October 2010 ABC, Certificate In Counselling Skills.

June 2010 BHF National Centre, Brief Interventions Solution Focused Practice.

November 2008 Premier Training International, Diploma In Stress Management.

I have a wealth of experience working in the public, private, and charity sectors.

I have been providing the stress management component of my local NHS Cardiac Rehabilitation

programme for over 5 years.

I have provided stress management consultation to local private companies

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic Disease


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£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£35 per session, Personal Counselling
£35 per session Stress Management

Fees for home visit to be advised, depending on travel involved

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments are available daytime and evenings

Telephone, Skype, walk and talk appointments

I can now also walk and talk sessions

Further information

I feel that counselling can allow us to explore some of the issues that can be holding us back from leading a full and rewarding life. By looking at the things that trouble us in a safe and confidential setting, we may be
able to resolve long standing issues that have clouded our life for many years, as well as dealing with
current problems.

I have worked within the NHS for over 15 years, helping people with health issues to move forward and improve their quality of life.

I also teach Tai Chi, privately, and for the NHS

12 Victoria Street, Rainford, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA11 8DA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Due to current Covid restrictions, I am also offering walk and talk therapy, which means meeting outside and conducting a session as we walk, preferably in a park or natural environment.

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