Nathan Staniford MA Clinical Counselling (MBACP)

Nathan Staniford MA Clinical Counselling (MBACP)


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About me

The first step can often be the hardest; talking to someone who is removed from your situation can help. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with hundreds of hours of client work.

I offer a safe, confidential, calm and non-judgemental therapeutic space. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and comply with their Ethical Framework. I attend regular clinical supervision to ensure I am working to professional standards.

In addition to my private work I am employed by the NHS. I have worked in four NHS hospitals counselling patients and staff and volunteered at a University counselling students. I have worked with men and women between the ages of 18 and 80. I offer short-term focussed sessions or long-term exploratory sessions, whichever suits the client's needs. I know that a friendly and professional client/counsellor relationship can be helpful and healing.

I understand the importance of mental health and its link to physical health. I am also experienced at counselling people who have ill health (including cancer) and those who are linked to the person experiencing ill health. I have witnessed people accepting and overcoming the disturbance and change illness can bring.

I have a private practice on the outskirts of Chester with parking and easy access. I will work with your needs and at your pace to explore and resolve your issues. Send an email to reach out and take that first step.


Training, qualifications & experience


  • Private Practice
  • Staff Support Counsellor at Royal Preston Hospital NHS
  • Staff Support Counsellor at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
  • Volunteer Counsellor at Liverpool Hope University
  • Staff Support Counsellor at The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS
  • Trainee Counsellor at Liverpool Hope University
  • Trainee Counsellor at The Hamar Help & Support Centre - The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS


  • MA Clinical Counselling (BACP accredited course)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Counselling
  • Certificate Counselling


  • Trauma and it's Aftermath
  • Working with Troubled Students
  • Radicalisation and Terrorism Awareness
  • CBT and Managing Anxiety
  • A Psychodynamic View of Therapy
  • NHS Patient Centred Care
  • NHS Corporate Induction
  • Data Protection (GDPR)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


£20 for our first session (30 minutes).

£40 per session, concessions available (50 minutes).

Sessions payable in cash at time of session or by bank transfer.

Further information

Wheelchair access/disability friendly.

Registered Member BACP.

I offer home visits.


Maps & Directions

Chester, CH4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Wheelchair access: Yes


daytime and evening appointments, home visits available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults