P. Margaret Etchells MBACP

P. Margaret Etchells MBACP

Calm Minds Therapy Rooms
38a Bramhall Lane South

07913 795534

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About me

Counselling offers an opportunity to talk to someone about any difficulties you are faced with, work through problems, find solutions and help people to improve their lives, by gaining a better understanding of their thoughts and feelings.

I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and practice in accordance with their Ethics, Standards and Guidelines, attending regular Supervision and continued professional development.

My approach to counselling is to work in an Integrative way, which means I can be flexible, by using a range of approaches and theories to assist and support people to achieve a greater self-awareness, and make sense of what is happening in their lives, and find more effective ways to overcome difficulties and obstacles which may be causing anxiety and stress thereby preventing them achieving a more fulfilling way of living.

I am experienced in relationship counselling, assisting couples from a variety of faiths and cultures, to talk about and resolve issues in their relationships, or come to terms with separation and divorce.

I am experience in working with individuals who are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one.

I have worked with survivors of Sexual Abuse and Domestic Abuse. I offer a safe place where people can disclose their experiences and be supported without fear of being judged.

I worked in an education setting for many years and have experience of working with children helping them to understand their thoughts and feelings though a variety of appropriate activities.

I am committed to providing a quality professional service in a confidential environment where people can experience warmth and empathy, and an opportunity to understand more about their thoughts and emotions in a safe space where all diversity is respected


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Person - Centred Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Advanced Certificate in ,Couples and Relationship Counselling.
  • Specialist course in Counselling and Addictions (CENTRA accredited)
  • Certificates in
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Sexual and Domestic Abuse
  • Bereavement and Loss in Adults and Young people
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Diversity, Sexual, Gender,Cultural and Faiths.
  • Working with young people.

Alongside my private practice, I also work for a large voluntary counselling service, where I have experience of working with a variety of issues, genders, age ranges, cultures, faiths, sexual orientations and social backgrounds.

I have for many years worked in the "Talking Therapies" profession counselling survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and the impact the abuse has had upon their lives.

I have experience of working in educational environments with children, young people and families and understand how different experiences and challenges can impact upon family life, relationships and health.

I am currently in training as a counselling supervisor.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship counselling for partners or syblings struggling with past family issues.


My fees per session (of approx 60 mins are):

Initial consultations           £45.00

Counselling                       £45..00

Initial consultation couples £55 00

Couples                            £70.00 for 90 mins.

Concessions are available on application for Students, under 18s and the over 65s.

Please feel free to enquire.

Further information

My mobile number is 07913 795534

If I am unable to take your call, please leave your name and a number where you may be contacted in confidence.

I will telephone you at the earliest opportunity.

If you prefer to email me, at margaretetchells@gmail.com I will reply the same day.

I offer daytime, evening and Saturday morning appointments.

Directions and parking for Calm Minds in Bramhall.

There are public car parks in the village centre and further parking on the road along Lumb Lane.

After turning into Lumb Lane there is a service road on the left at the rear of the shops, Walking down the service road you will see the sign for Calm Minds. This directs you up the metal staircase.
We can be found on the 2nd floor.

Maps & Directions

Stockport, SK7 1AH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 7pm. Saturday 10am to1pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults