Joe McDonough BEM MBACP

Joe McDonough BEM MBACP

Radway Green

07538 027616

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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       

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Accredited register membership


£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.

Maps & Directions

Alsager, CW2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Supervision & training

Supervision available