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Joe McDonough BEM MBACP

Alsager, Cheshire, CW2 07538 027616 07538 027616
Alsager, Cheshire, CW2
07538 027616 07538 027616

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.  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 a different 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 more recently 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 incl; careers) 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 currently undertaking supervision training and will potentially be offering a number of supervisee appointments as part of the qualification criteria.

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

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£30.00 Individual fee - 50 min session

£35.00 Couples fee - 50 min session

£25.00 Student Counsellors - per hour

Professional Mentoring fee by agreement - per hour

Orgainsations/Contracts fees by agreement  

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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Supervision

Supervision available

Joe McDonough BEM MBACP

Joe McDonough BEM MBACP

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