Justine Murray

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MBACP Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
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Congleton CW12 & Macclesfield SK10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Sometimes life can seem a struggle and deep down you may be feeling anxious, have low mood, be grieving for a loved one or change in lifestyle due to a relationship breakdown. You may even be struggling with some deep rooted trauma from your past. I understand that talking to your friends and family about your problems could feel emotionally exposing. You may think you don’t want to over burden them with your problems so you carry on as normal but deep down you just don’t feel like you or happy and wish you could talk to someone impartial without fear of judgement, someone who will really listen to your concerns and problems and help you to make sense of them.

I am a fully qualified, experienced and insured Counsellor/Psychotherapist who is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for professional standards. I am committed and compassionate in helping you get to the root of your problems and will work alongside you to realise your goals, feel more empowered and how to achieve this. I am an integrative therapist and practice from a mainly person centred (humanistic) approach in which I believe in your innate ability to recognise and find your inner resources to gain happiness and more fulfilment within your life. Because one theory does not suit all, I am also trained in and utilise the benefits of other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which explores any negative thought patterns and behaviours and helps with strategies to overcome this. I also use the theory of Transactional Analysis which helps to explore your personality and how it has been shaped and how an individual relates with others. I practice from a trauma informed approach through my experience working for a charity that helps survivors of sexual violence, CSA and domestic abuse. Therefore I am experienced in working with adult clients presenting with complex trauma and PTSD.

If you wish we can meet face to face at my private therapy room in Congleton, Cheshire, online with your preference of Zoom or WhatsApp, via phone or I can also offer Walk&Talk therapy in the surrounding countryside of Congleton or at a mutually agreeable location. You can guarantee I can offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and understanding space for you to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and emotions and what has ultimately brought you to therapy. I believe that you have the capacity for change and it would be my privilege to help you realise and achieve this.

I offer an initial free, no obligation 15 minute consultation online or via phone for you to ask me any questions you may have about therapy and what to expect. If this is your first time seeking therapy, I know it can be daunting and takes courage to make that first step. It is really important in a therapeutic relationship that you feel comfortable and trust me to work alongside you in your journey to a positive outcome. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling Level 4
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Counselling Concepts
  • Registered member of the BACP
  • Trauma informed approach to Sexual Violence and domestic violence and abuse
  • Suicide Risk Assessment
  • CBT
  • Grief counselling 
  • Anxiety 
  • Transactional Analysis 

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
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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

In person, online or phone therapy is £50 for a 50 minute session

£55 for Walk & Talk 1 hourly session

I also offer concessions for counselling trainees and adult students

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I undertake regular clinical supervision to monitor and inform my work with clients and take part in continuing professional development.

Congleton, Cheshire, CW12

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Justine Murray
Justine Murray