BACP Registered Counsellor Providing Counselling Services in Stoke-on-Trent

CBT Counselling Therapy and Mindfulness Counselling. 

Hi and welcome to my website.

I’m Steve Haines CBT Therapist, Counsellor and Life Coach.

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If you have never tried counselling before, you may be unsure what to expect? 

My Approach to Counselling and Coaching.

My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is one that is committed to building a relationship with you that is not only safe and welcoming, but also empowering and constructive. One which will help and empower you. My aim in counselling or coaching is to acknowledge your individuality, understand your situation to the best of my ability, and then work with you to help you reach a better place. Whatever that better place means for you personally.

About Counselling Sessions.

Sessions are generally Face to Face at my home. However; I do offer Telephone Sessions and Online Counselling via Skype for anyone who requires that type of approach.

I’m a Private Counsellor, CBT Therapist and Experienced Life Coach. I’m Based in The Meir area of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Offering you a variety of Counselling Services and Approaches to help you in the most appropriate, and the best way that I possibly can. Which is what you deserve from a Therapist.


I’m a Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist offering CBT Counselling Therapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as it is often called. Mindfulness Focused Counsellor and Life Coach. I’m also a Qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and an experienced Bereavement Counsellor. I have specialised in Bereavement Counselling and Life Changing Illness for over a decade now. Check out my Bereavement Page whilst your here.

I am also Registered with the BACP (MBACP) 

Which is; The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice. Which is specifically designed to promote your well-being and protect you from harm.


  • Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger Management.
  • Grief, Bereavement, Significant Loss, Divorce, Losses.
  • Work Related Issues, Bullying or Stress at work.
  • Relationship Problems, Couples Counselling.
  • Self-Harm, Phobias, Obsessions, Addictions.
  • Mental Health Issues, OCD, PTSD, BPD, ADHD, NPD, BD, ADD.
  • Men’s Issues, Women’s Issues, Sex-Related Issues.
  • Trauma, Abuse and more …

My Approach to Counselling and Therapy.

For the most part, I strive to be flexible in my approach, so that I can respond to you in an Intuitive way. My evolving practice is influenced by a range of strategies, using techniques and tools that are not only insightful but effective too. These tools have also evolved based on many years of experience.

  • What type of counselling are you seeking?
  • You may prefer minimal Intervention?
  • Perhaps you see yourself as being an expert in your own life?
  • Or you might just need to talk through your problems with an experienced professional counsellor, to reach your own conclusions?
  • You may need Tools and Techniques to help you?

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CBT Counselling Therapy.

In CBT we recognise how we can often make our problems a whole lot worse for ourselves by the way in which we think and try to resolve our problems in our own heads. This is where CBT Counselling can help you to unravel yourself from the minds chaotic attempts to reach some sort of resolution on its own.

Therefore, talking to a Professional Counsellor or CBT Therapist can help you to clarify some of these difficult thought processes. It really can help to talk to a Professional.

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Mindfulness Counselling or Mindfulness Therapy.

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What exactly is Mindfulness?

In Brief, Mindfulness Therapy is similar to CBT, at least where the sharing of Tools, Techniques or Strategies are concerned. These Tools or Techniques are coupled with easy to follow Mindful breathing exercises and ways in which to change your state from anxious or depressed to peaceful and calm.

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Where do I start?

CBT Counselling Therapy – Mindfulness or Life Coaching?

By the way, all the different types of counselling therapy can be discussed in our first session together. 

You get to choose which approach is the right one for you!

Furthermore, we will tailor that approach to fit in with your individual lifestyle. Also, any concerns that you may have will be addressed in our first session together.

I will help you to choose which is the appropriate approach for you.

Our first Counselling Session Together.

First and foremost, I will be striking up a friendship with you.

Finally, we will develop a professional but friendly relationship in that very first session. I will ask you at the end of our first session together if you feel that you can trust me to help you further. 

Above all, we will create a relationship that you can feel safe and comfortable in.

If you would like to know a little bit more about me 

Please get in touch and I will very much look forward to meeting you.

As a rule, there might not be an instant appointment available, as in today or within a few days.

So please don’t delay book your appointment in advance today.

Warmest Regards and Many Thanks for Visiting.

Text or Call Me on 07802490871