Kevin Spruce BA(Hons) Psych; MSc Couns Psych; Accred Couns; Couns. Supervisor

Kevin Spruce BA(Hons) Psych; MSc Couns Psych; Accred Couns; Couns. Supervisor

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About me

Welcome to Cheshire Therapy Services and Veteran's Counselling Services

My name is Kevin Spruce and I am a qualified registered accredited counsellor and I offer a warm, safe and confidential environment to discuss your needs, to advise you whether therapy is required, and what type of therapy. Person Centred Counselling is a way for you to get back in touch with yourself. Many of us in life lose sight of who we really are due to childhood and external influences. Many of us feel confused about our identity due to major (or minor) traumas that we have experienced in our lives, and many of us dismiss those traumas in our minds. I offer you a peaceful place where you can discuss any issues that you choose to discuss, issues that may be difficult to discuss with your loved ones, or significant others. I do not advise or give direction, I will reflect what you say and will always support you when you consider disclosing thoughts/memories that you find difficult to talk, or think, about. The expert of your experiences is you, and I will engage with you from your frame of reference (the way you see the world), you will never be judged, and the pace of therapy will be yours to set. I offer unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence.

My experience of dealing with difficult and complicated issues has been developed over decades of academic research and practical experience.

My experiential background has been developed in the back drop of my experiences as a War Veteran, an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, a Legal Advisor, a Practicing Accredited Therapist, and a Lecturer of Psychology, Sociology and Counselling Psychology. My expertise on military matters led to me being invited to be an Academic Military Advisor to Lord Ashcroft's Veteran's Transition Review 2014.

My academic and theoretical expertise has been developed from studying Abnormal Psychology since 1990, lecturing Counselling Psychology, Sociology and Psychology at level 3, 4, 5 and 6. This gives me a firm foundation in theory which I use in conjunction with my practical experience as an accredtited counsellor (BACP). My approach will enable you to find your 'real' self, and to become more empowered and more content with yourself.

My professional memberships include:

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • BACP Children and Young People (BACP (CYP))
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Association of Life Coaches (ALC)
  • British Sociological Association (BSA)

For the safety of my clients, and my own safety, I follow a clear set of ethical guidelines of the above groups. My practices are underpinned with strict confidentiality practices (there are exceptions which will be discussed in the first session). My professional skills are kept updated through personal (supervision and personal counselling) and professional development (relevant national and international conferences and workshops).

Some will view the need for a counsellor as being a weakness, however many of my clients inform me that attending counselling has made them realise that it develops an inner strength, which leads to change, empowerment and contentment.   It is an inevitable part of everyone's life to experience certain situations in which we feel overwhelmed and mostly unable to cope with very well. Mostly these normal reactions to abnormal situations and require an independent professional individual to help make sense of the chaos of our minds, which may include anxiety, depression, anger, frustration or confusion.

I also offer Supervision for Counsellors and lectures on Combat Related PTSD.

I have worked with Clients from all backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and ages. I have addressed a wide range issues of which some include:

  • Supervision
  • Employment Issues
  • Substance Misuse
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Exam Stress
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Co-dependancy
  • Resettlement Isolation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (Trauma)
  • Family Relationships
  • Familial Dynamics
  • Relationship Issues (Trust and Closeness)
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Suicide Attempts (Survivors)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Self Value
  • Stress (includes Combat Stress)
  • Depression
  • Addiction Counselling

If you feel that you need a chat, please contact me by phone for an initial free consultation.

Counselling/Therapy Experience

  • Charity - You and Yours - 2 years (Adults and Young People)
  • Charity - Place2Be - 2 years (Primary School Children)
  • Private Counselling Practice - 6 years
  • Counselling Coaching Practice - 14 years
  • Veterans Counselling Service - 6 years

Contact Information: 07723099334


Kevin Spruce offers the following therapies:

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Psych; MSc Couns Psych; MRes (Socio-Psych); PhD Candidate (Socio-Psych); PGDip Life Coach; PGDip Mindfulness Training; PGDip Motivational Interviewing

Supervisor: Military and Civilian Counsellors
Academic Consultant: Lord Ashcroft's Veterans' Transition Review 2014
Counselling Psychology Lecturer: levels 3, 4, 5 and 6
Psychology Lecturer: levels 3, 4, 5 and 6
Sociology Lecturer: levels 3, 4, 5 and 6
Study Facilitator: Levels 4, 5, 6.
Practicing Counsellor/Therapist - Self Employed
Prison Law Supervising Consultant

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

        Other areas of counselling I deal with

        I specialise in the following:

        Combat related PTS and PTSD and Familial Problems post deployment/reintegration
        Survivors of childhood physical, mental and sexual abuse
        Over-powering Parental/Significant Others Relationships
        Transitional and Identity issues - retirement/work related/relationships/school
        Motivating individuals to change for their own personal development

        Couples counselling

        Marriage and Divorce Counselling

        Issues of sexuality - Acceptance, Engagement and Practice


        Counselling:  Sessions are 1 hour (2 hour sessions can be arranged)

        • Adult (18 and over): £45.00 per session (reductions for advance payments)
        • Couples: £70.00 per session (reductions for advance payments)
        • Young People (16/17 year olds): £45.00 per session (reductions for advance payments)
        • Children (8-15 year olds): £45.00 per session (reductions for advance payments)

        There are discounted rates available for, students, military veterans and their families on low incomes (evidence will be required); please contact Kevin for details.

        Disbursements available for under 18s with family on low income

        Referrals from care institutions requiring reports: £25.00 per report


        0 - 24 hours - full fee to be paid

        24 - 48 hours - half fee to be paid

        over 48 hours - no fee to be paid

        Further information

        I am quite happy to discuss your initial questions via email or by phone:

        Mobile: 07723099334 - Please feel free to text and I will contact you as soon as practicable.

        Maps & Directions

        Newcastle-Under-Lyme, ST7

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Monday: Initial Assessments Tuesday to Friday: Counselling Sessions Weekend appointments available by prior arrangement Please feel free to contact for more information

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme

        Supervision & training

        I offer Person Centred Supervision to all Counsellors and to student counsellors.

        Online supervision:Yes
        Telephone supervision:Yes
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