J. Mcdonough

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Alsager CW2 & Crewe CW1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

What do I need from my Counsellor?  May I suggest as a starting point you would expect:  honesty/ equality/ understanding/ respect/a non-judgemental attitude

How do we start?
In a way that fits with your individual needs.
Counselling can be a unique and often difficult opportunity allowing you to make a difference.   That said I have special interests in Relationship issues, Anxiety, Bereavement, Anger management, Work related issues, Post Traumatic Stress, Abuse issues, Couples issues and neuro divergence Also working with professionals in a mentor/ career support role.

Having successfully completed 24 years military service in the Army, I am able to offer a broad range of experiences with increased empathic skills when dealing with some of the most traumatic situations including addiction, depression and anxiety.  As a family orientated person I am able to offer an honest perspective to many of life's difficult challenges, including family and couples conflicts, separation and divorce.

Also I have trained and gained qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, Transactional Analysis and as an Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner.  I have also enhanced my training and Continuing Professional Development with specialist training in Supporting people in Domestic Abuse environments, Child Protection, Addiction/Substance Misuse (DANOS) and Learning Development (LDSS including; careers advice) for young people and their families.  All of the training undertaken has been proven as a field and case worker in a number of educational/career, community, domestic, group and individual support environments.  The experiences and skills have been developed over a number of years Counselling  Individuals, Groups, Families, Couples, Occupational Health and Palliative care environments.  I am also qualified supervisor with several years experience and I am able to offer a number of supervisee appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

Grad Dip Counselling - MMU
Dip RSA (LDSS level 4) - Connexions CW
PG Cert Supervision - Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre
Cert Counselling - Manchester Uni
Cert CBT - Chester Uni
NLP Practitioner - INLTA
DANOS (level 3) Substance Misuse supporting young people and their family - DAT
Solution Focused training - Connexions CW
Transactional Analysis Training - Connexions CW
Bereavement Training - St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice
Child Protection Training - Warrington BC and Cheshire CC
CAF Training - Warrington BC and Cheshire CC
Domestic Abuse training - CDAP level 1 and 2a (Cheshire CC)
Psycho sexual training (Hospice movement)

14 years Family support team St Luke's (Cheshire) hospice - Bereavement Counsellor
6 years key worker Connexions CW
5 years OH contract Counsellor
6 years Family work Counsellor       

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£35.00 Individual fee - 50 min session

£45.00 Couples fee - 50 min session

£25.00 Student Counsellors - per hour

Professional Mentoring fee by agreement - per hour

Orgainsation/Contract fees by agreement  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Each session will be held in a comfortable and private bespoke counselling room in a discreet business located close to junction 16 of the M6 and the centre of Alsager.  Normally for 50 minutes in a Counselling scenario and 1 hour in supervision/student counsellor/mentor situations

In addition to daytime sessions, early morning , evening and Saturday sessions are also available.  Home visits by arrangement.

Fully insured.

Radway Green, Alsager, Cheshire, CW2

Office 5, 1st Floor, The Quadrangle, Crewe Hall Hotel, Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6UZ

Type of session

In person


In person

Supervision available.

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J. Mcdonough
J. Mcdonough