Richard Bracegirdle

Richard Bracegirdle


01625618304 / 07967821153

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About me

I am a person-centred counsellor with 21 years post qualification experience and a qualified supervisor of counsellors.

What does person-centred mean? For me it means that I will do my upmost to offer you profound, genuine empathic understanding, combined with warmth, acceptance and deep respect. It means not taking your trust for granted, but earning it by being sensitive, consistent, reliable and relating to you with ethical integrity. I will resist diagnosing and labeling you, or telling you how to run your life, as I regard you to be the best expert on how you're feeling.

Together we can explore whatever may be troubling you in such a way that you gain self awareness, feel freer in expressing yourself and continue the journey of becoming the person you would like to be. I have many years experience working with a range of issues, but always stay true to working with you as a person, not a problem. If person-centred therapy is not for you I am more than happy to discuss your needs and refer you to an appropriate colleague. My practice is flexible and I am able to offer a limited number of Saturday and evening appointments.

As well as offering counselling and supervision, I also have many years experience teaching and training counselling and counselling skills and lecture in counselling and psychotherapy at a north west university. I have designed and developed bespoke training workshops for a diverse range of helping professionals. As a member of BACP I am bound by its ethical framework and complaints procedures.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills (1994)ggeqgrreg.jpg
Diploma in Counselling (1996: BACP accredited course)
Advanced Person-Centred Practice Development (2000)
Diploma in Casework Supervision (2003)
MA Counselling (2008)
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling (2016)

24 years post-qualification counselling experience
17 years experience supervising counsellors
22 years teaching and training experience

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Existential angst and meaning of life


£35 per one hour session/concessions available dependent on circumstances.

Maps & Directions

Macclesfield, SK11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Evening and weekend appointments possible

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I qualified as a supervisor in 2003 and offer warm, restorative, supportive and challenging supervision grounded in the core conditions of empathy, genuineness and acceptance.

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