John Warrington MBACP
Hi, I'm John. Welcome to my profile. As your Counsellor, I would offer you time and space to talk confidentially and safely about any problems that may be troubling you. It would be my privilege to listen to you.
You may be feeling low, upset, angry or distressed? Maybe you feel at the moment that you can't cope and that life's events are too difficult to manage at present? I can help you to find solutions within yourself. I believe that there are untapped levels of resource and resilience within everyone.
There are many reasons why people seek counselling, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, abuse, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties or addiction. However, some people may not have an obvious reason for their distress and may look for help when they’re feeling ‘lost’ or ‘out of sorts’.
You may find it hard to speak to family or friends about what is troubling you, but talking to someone impartial can have many benefits as that person will listen, understand and accept you as you are.
There doesn’t have to be a label for things to feel wrong. I can help you make sense of your feelings and gain a new perspective, no matter what the problem is. You are at the centre of the therapeutic relationship, and I believe you have the solution within yourself to deal with any problems you may be facing.
I will not use complicated jargon but instead will listen intently to what you have to say. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and also being genuine.
After a varied career that included service in the Royal Navy and working in a number of very high pressured business environments, I decided to retrain as a Counsellor because I wanted to help people who are feeling troubled with life.
I was fortunate to be able to embark on this new period in my life and I relish the opportunity to listen to all my clients, immersing myself in their lives and providing them with the space to be heard.
I can relate to many of the issues facing the people I counsel and can create a rapport with all age groups, from teenagers to the elderly with an emphasis on empathy, warmth and humour.
I'm passionate about counselling being accessible to everyone who wants to access it and I relish the opportunity to listen to people and provide a confidential and safe environment for them to do so.
I offer a respectful, empathic, accepting, caring, confidential and supportive environment for you to talk, and in turn I will listen to you.
Counselling doesn’t have to be complicated – it can be made simple.
Often people don't want to have counselling in their home town or village and may wish to see a counsellor further afield. I'm located in Heysham and accessible to the towns and villages of North Lancashire and the South Lakes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a qualified and experienced counsellor and was awarded the Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Counselling, taken at South Cheshire College and validated by Manchester Metropolitan University.
Person-centred counselling is at the basis of the therapy I offer.
I have experience working as part of an NHS Trust Staff Counselling Service and within a High School.
I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and undertake monthly supervision to ensure that I work in an ethical way. I also attend training to maintain my professional standards and to improve my counselling knowledge further.
(BACP is the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK).
I have an up to date unmarked enhanced criminal records bureau check.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Individual therapy – £40 for a 1 hour session or 6 sessions at £35 per session (To be booked in advance).
- Couples’ counselling – £60 for a 1½ hour session.
- Home visits start at £45 for a 1 hour session, depending on distance from practice.
- For counselling students, a 1 hour session is £25.
- Corporate Rate for 6, one hour pre-booked sessions is £35 per session.
In addition, I run bespoke workshops for both Public & Private Sector organisations. Please call or email me to discuss your requirements.
The next crucial step in achieving the changes you would like to make is to either book an appointment or to pick up the phone and have a quick chat; this step is important as you have to feel really comfortable with the person you choose to accompany you on this journey, and really confident that they can facilitate this change.
I believe that Counselling is sometimes made more complicated than it needs to be and am therefore passionate about offering you a therapeutic approach that is down to earth which I hope puts you at ease, as initially approaching a counsellor can seem daunting.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile and I look forward to hearing from you. Please call me on 07941217483 to find out more or to arrange a convenient appointment for you.
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