Peter Mackriell

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Llansantffraid SY22 & Chester CH4
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

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 and supervisor, 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.

...building relationship
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.

My experience
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 have worked within the NHS as well as privately. I now lead a team of counsellors working in the voluntary sector. 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 Handbridge, Chester; in a private room in my home near Oswestry; 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 hold a Certificate in Couples Counselling validated by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy.  I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy with UCLAN in 2021 and qualified as a Pastoral Supervisor in 2022. 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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing clients


£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 an hour (includes room hire); first session for individuals £25

When I work

I work flexibly, and can usually offer day-time, early evening and Saturday appointments, but am not available on a Friday or a Sunday

Llansantffraid, SY22

Chester, Cheshire, CH4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

BSL (British Sign Language)

Online platforms



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I've always valued the supervision I have received. Relational, creative and experienced, I'd like to support your development as a therapist.

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Peter Mackriell
Peter Mackriell