Peter Mackriell - Registered MBACP
Time to talk?
Maybe you are at a crossroads or a crisis point in your life. Perhaps you feel anxious or depressed. Maybe it is time to talk.
It's your choice.
As a qualified counsellor, I am available to meet you with whatever you choose to bring to our time together. I will work with you, as appropriate, to raise your awareness of things that limit growth and wellbeing, and to help you make your own choices about the future.
A creative approach...
My approach to counselling is creative and flexible, responding to the needs of the client. My primary training is as a Gestalt therapist; this is a holistic approach, recognising that our minds and bodies are inseparable and that dis-ease can be expressed in physical, emotional and spiritual ways.
The context in which I work with clients is the relationship that we build; the interaction between client and counsellor allows you as client to explore familiar patterns of behaviour as well as new ways of being. Within the safe parameters of the counselling relationship, ethically established, we are able to expand your repertoire of responses, giving you confidence as you take what you have learned back into your daily life.
I have experience in working with bereaved people; those who are angry, anxious, depressed or experiencing relationship difficulties; people who are isolated through disability or other circumstances; men and women, individuals and couples. I work within the NHS as well as privately. I can offer communication in British Sign Language as well as in spoken English.
A comfortable and confidential venue
I offer clients the opportunity to work with me in private rooms in the village of Clotton, near Tarporley, Chester; in a private room in my home in Overton, near Wrexham; or in the beautiful surroundings of Foxhill, Frodsham.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling, having been trained according to the Gestalt model. I have worked with private clients and in the NHS with deaf clients (through the medium of sign language), whilst training and since qualifying in 2009. I also qualified as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in 2012, which has broadened my experience and the range of therapeutic interventions I can use. I have worked in a caring profession since 1991.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing clients
£40 an hour (includes room hire); first session £20
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work flexibly, and can usually offer day-time, early evening and Saturday appointments, but am not available on a Friday or a Sunday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|