Mike Winstanley FdA, BA (hons), MBACP

Mike Winstanley FdA, BA (hons), MBACP


01686 668649

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About me

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about how you are really feeling with friends or family and at those times it can be useful to talk with a counsellor.

If you are feeling anxious or depressed, experiencing difficulties with a challenging relationship or would like to talk with a trained and experienced counsellor I can help you to explore, understand and cope with your thoughts or feelings.

Sharing your thoughts and concerns with a trained therapist in a safe and non-judgemental setting can offer you the first steps towards finding clarity, calmness and focus in your life, empowering and enabling you to move forward.

I also offer a service to trainee Counsellors or Psychotherapists who are required to undertake a fixed number of personal counselling sessions for a recognised course of study.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor working within a core approach of Person Centred Therapy. My style of counselling enables me to offer you a range of therapeutic interventions during sessions in order to meet your needs, both in a short term or ongoing counselling setting.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and as such my practice is governed by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions to which I adhere.

I am experienced in working therapeutically with people over the age of 16, who may be seeking help with:

  • Relationship
  • Life transitions and changes
  • Health issues
  • Bereavement
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • Shame
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Abuse
  • Workplace issues

I have worked in the field of mental health support for over 5 years for third sector organisations, working alongside NHS mental health practitioners.

My formal qualifications:

  • First Class BA (hons) in Counselling
  • Foundation Degree (Distinction) in Counselling with Brief Interventions
  • Level 5 Diploma (HE) Psychology

In addition to my formal training, as a BACP registered counsellor I also undertake a minimum of 30 hours of professional training and development each year.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Standard 50 minute counselling session - £35

Discounted rate for counselling / psychotherapy students - £30

Maps & Directions

Welshpool, SY21

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday evenings 5pm - 8pm Wednesday evenings 5pm - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme