Counselling Services

This page is outlining the services that I can provide you with. Thus aiding you in your decision about which counsellor you might choose to assist you with whatever you are going through at the moment. I offer a variety of counselling services

Please read on to find out about what is on offer for you to consider.

Counselling Services Provided.

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What type of Counselling do you need?

Maybe you’re not too sure where to begin?

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

Does counselling fill you with dread?

Does Counselling feel like a daunting prospect to you?

Perhaps you don’t know what to expect from counselling and how it might personally benefit you, and your particular issue or problem?

You may have a mental health issue that you need help with?

It’s possible that you are suffering from anxiety, stress, or depression, a relationship problem, or you have suffered a loss?

Let me attempt to Reassure you that coming along for counselling is nothing to worry about. It’s easier to enter into a counselling relationship than you might think it is.

First of all;  My approach to Counselling or Coaching is one that is committed to building a relationship with you that is not only safe and welcoming but empowering and constructive.

My aim is to acknowledge your uniqueness and individuality. I want to understand your situation and work with you to help you to reach a better place.

Whatever that better place means for you as a unique individual?

Over a number of years, my approach to counselling has slowly evolved to become more flexible.  More individually tailored to suit you and “your specific needs.” Rather than focusing on only one theme or approach to a clients problems.

I try my utmost best to meet your personal and specific requirements. I will explore just what you wish to gain from ‘your’ counselling experience.

Counselling Services on offer.

At my roots; I am an experienced and qualified person-centred counsellor.

I started my career volunteering at a local counselling agency and I focused purely on the person-centred approach. At one time I was a part-time, acting clinical manager at the dove service bereavement agency based in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Part of my work involved taking referrals and handling reviews and supervising the placements. The placements are trainee counsellors starting out on their journeys into counselling. 

Other approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

As a result of me working with a wide range of client Issues as a Private Counsellor now, and not just focusing on bereavement and loss. I recognised that I needed to become qualified in several different areas. Such as CBTLife Coaching and Mindfulness. 

I find it most effective to utilise various different approaches. This enables me to help more people in a much more effective, maybe even, a more client-focused way.

My style of Counselling or Coaching is based on several different approaches.

I integrate these together to give you the best results possible.

Find out about the various approaches used in Counselling and Life Coaching.

A few examples are; conventional CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT can be combined with Mindfulness Approaches or (MBCT) or (MBSR) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Also Person Centred Counselling. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Personal Life Coaching. All these approaches listed are aimed at helping you to make changes. Enabling you to feel more peaceful and in control again.

These approaches are often seamlessly linked together. This gives you the very best that you deserve from a Therapist. Having more tools, techniques and strategies at our disposal is obviously beneficial. Not only the Therapist but for you too!

I am a BACP registered counsellor. I work within the guidelines of the BACP recommended codes of good practice. My work is in accordance with their Ethical Framework. I regularly attend supervision to aid my standard of practice.

In addition to face to face counselling. I also offer my counselling services and Sessions to clients by Telephone. Sometimes Online via Skype, and occasionally by email.

So there are numerous ways in which we could work together.

Accessing my Counselling Services.

Generally;  Sessions are ‘Face to Face’ at my home. Which is located in the Meir area of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Also, I am able to offer you a safe and comfortable space at my home, for you to share your concerns in. The counselling room is not only comfortable but warm, safe and above all confidential.

Furthermore, I am prepared to visit you at your home if it’s absolutely necessary.  

For example, if you were disabled, or suffering from agoraphobia, or extreme anxiety, or for any other reason why you might not be able to attend in person.

The (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) (MBACP)

Above all, 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. These ethics or codes of practice are specifically designed to keep you safe and free from harm. These principles underpin my practice.

Find out more about some of the problems and the Counselling Services I provide to help with those problems.

In brief; An example of some of the problems encountered in the counselling room are listed below. Your problem might not be on the list. These are examples only. 

For example, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem problems, Bereavement, Loss, Grief, Disability, Life Changing or Life-Limiting Illness, Work Related Stress, Work Related Issues, Bullying, Relationship Issues, Marital Difficulties, Self Harm, Phobias, Fears, Obsessions, such as OCD.

Also, Mindfulness Coaching, Personal Life Coaching, Personal Development, Spiritual Development, Health-related issues, such as Chronic Illness, Infertility, Mens Issues.

Mental health issues, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, ADD, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Service Veterans, Identity problems, Sexual identity, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Significant Loss and Trauma and a whole lot more Client Issues not listed here…

I strive to be flexible in my approach to Therapy.  So that I can respond to what works best for you.

Furthermore; I am able to offer you a range of tools and techniques. These are insightful, safe and effective. These tools and strategies Influence my ever-evolving practice. Tailored to suit you! 

Allow me to help you to feel in control of your life once again.

Don’t wait around for it to get better … Ring Today!

Professional help is at hand today!  

By the way, Counselling is much easier than you might think it is!

Finally; and in conclusion, If you would like to find out even more about me.

Additionally, If there is anything at all that you still feel unsure about.

Finally, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Or if you wish to find out about Bereavement or Significant Loss


Steve Haines Counselling Services Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.