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About me

Whatever is troubling, I am here to listen to you.

My dedicated counselling space is a safe, warm and welcoming place, and is situated in the town of Leek.

I offer an integrative counselling service, with a specific focus on empathic listening and I work in a non-judgemental manner, offering unconditional positive regard to all of my clients.

Primarily, I work with anxiety and depression issues, grief, self esteem/self-worth, concerns around confidence, dream interpretation, and addressing adoption issues. I can advise on mindfulness and a variety of meditation techniques and I also conduct guided visualisations. I have a keen interest in working with clients who are experiencing deep philosophical and spiritual concerns or crisis and I also have a deepening interest in working from cross-cultural perspectives.

In my designated counselling room, your issues can be securely explored - in a safe, uninterrupted and confidential way. However, I can also be contacted to discuss other session environments, such as counselling in nature and eco based therapy in the outdoors. I have a dedicated therapeutic outdoor space by the River Dove, near the village of Longnor. If you would feel happier discussing your issues with nature, then eco-therapy may be your preferred option.

I offer a negotiable rate for people who are students, low waged or unemployed.

I am fully DBS checked and work with a wide range of age groups from 15 years and upward. Please contact me for further details.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 6)
  • Certificate in Counselling (Level 4)
  • Counselling skills

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).

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Additional information

Free initial consultation (20 - 30 minutes)

  • £25 per hour full waged
  • £20 per hour for a student
  • £20 per hour for a student counsellor in training
  • negotiable rates for eco based therapy in private outdoors space - located near Longnor, in the Staffordshire Moorlands.


I have some slots available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday day time.

ST13 8ER

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

My counselling suite is on the ground floor, with a toilet nearby for client use.

Jonny Whittingham

Jonny Whittingham