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Shane O'Toole Registered Member MBACP

Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, ST2
07984144812 07984144812

About me

Life’s journey can be difficult at times. When we face obstacles or challenges in our lives it can prevent us moving forward and enjoying life. Obstacles may include bereavement or loss, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger or learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism. Being able to talk about these challenges in a confidential, non-judgemental, and supportive environment can be a step in the right direction.

Counselling can help unlock feelings, explore experiences and help to gain a better personal understanding of the right path for yourself.  I am a qualified counsellor working with people of various ages, including children and young people and adults, experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

A Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology Counselling at Keele University. My background of working with people is of 17 years in Human Resource and a qualified counsellor practitioner since 2015.

My counselling approach puts the client first and integrates the most appropriate counselling model for the person. This counselling approach incorporates the main recognised counselling models such as person-centred, brief solution-focused therapy, transactional analysis, psychoanalysis and CBT, matching the counselling model to the client not the other way around. I believe this helps people move forward more effectively.

My first session is a getting to know you opportunity. At this session we will discuss the goals of your therapy and explore the best approach for you. It is also an opportunity for you to find out if I’m the right person to help. Throughout the counselling sessions we will regularly review your requirements to ensure that we are meeting your personal goal for therapy.

Thank you for reading my profile. I can be contacted by phone on 07984144812

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Outdoor Therapy available where appropriate

Fees

Counselling £40 per session

Reduced rates available

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Day & Evening appointments available

please note due to present UK Government and Department for Health guidelines counselling support will be provided via phone or internet mediums. We also offer outdoor therapy where appropriate.

See an example of a clients parents feedback from counselling support I provided for her son who was struggling with school attendance and low self-esteem (permissions given to share)

I'm texting to let you know that he as been amazing. He got to all his exams on time and wrote in every single one of them and its all thanks to you  helping him get the ball rolling all them months ago. Thank you so much it was really appreciated and will never be forgot. Mrs E

Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Evening and day sessions available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I hold the Supervision (Cert.) qualification alongside a wide experience of working within different therapeutic modalities and age ranges in various organisations includin.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Shane O'Toole     Registered Member MBACP

Shane O'Toole Registered Member MBACP