Counselling

In this modern society many more people are feeling the strains of these things almost on a daily basis, whether it’s stress and anxiety from your job or depression when reflecting on your life or the way things are going, here at Calm Minds our counselling in Stockport has helped clients alleviate these modern-day pressures that are ultimately harming us and could lead to more extreme problems in the future if they aren’t dealt with now.

During our therapy sessions, we encourage you to talk about your issues with us which in and of itself can be extremely beneficial, although sometimes it is best not to dwell on negative and painful memories (as alluded earlier there are more appropriate ways of dealing with such matters in a ‘content free’ way). During our counselling in Stockport, we take time to look at your whole life, what drives you, where you spend your time and energy and where your self-care is. There is also a range of techniques we can offer during our counselling that can help you in these situations such as meditation, mindfulness, metaphor, and self-hypnosis.

Counselling and psychotherapy in Stockport

Counselling and psychotherapy are two of the services that we offer to the people of Stockport, South Manchester and Cheshire; from our therapy centre in Bramhall.

One of the strengths of counselling is that it can be different things for different people.

Counselling is based on a private meeting between two people (or three in couples counselling).  One a trained and qualified counsellor who will encourage a non-judgemental trusting relationship, which is believed by many therapists to be a part of the healing process.

This trusting and safe environment and relationship allows you to work through your problems and issues and perhaps come to a sense of understanding and acceptance.

The counsellor will encourage rather than advise and will help you to come to you own conclusions and perhaps see your world differently. The end result is often a sense of self worth and clarity and we are often told that this is the first time someone feels that have been properly listened to.

Who is counselling for?

The simple answer is that counselling is for anyone. At some time in our lives we all need someone to talk to, someone without their own agenda, someone who we can trust, someone who is committed to confidentiality and someone who will not judge us. All kind of life events can trigger this need in us and there are no age or gender boundaries for counselling.


How much does counselling cost?

The costs of counselling sessions is shown in our prices section prices page we offer concessionary rates.

What should I expect from counselling?

There is no roadmap to recovery and recovery can have a different meaning for everyone. Counselling can sometimes be painful and emotionally draining. When feelings that have been buried for years are looked at in a safe environment, often you can feel worse before you feel better. That is why a professionally trained and qualified counsellor will both offer and encourage a real commitment by both parties.


British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors

All of our counsellors are qualified and insured. We are all members of the BACP or NCS and adhere to their ethical framework. Here is more information about the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

How long does counselling last?

Typically a single counselling session lasts 50 minutes. But constant reviews will take place, to ensure that the course ends at the appropriate time, which will be when it is safe for you and so that you can continue with your life autonomously.


The National Counselling Society

Jonathan is an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, see www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org