Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching and Training in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and Cheddleton in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

"There is no need of a rope
When people bind themselves" Zen Wisdom

Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?

Asking for help is the first important step to taking control and beginning to understand your emotional distress. Counselling aims to help you explore and clarify problems and issues that matter to you. I can help you to explore situations that are proving difficult and together we can find the best way forward for you. Counselling is not however only about problems, it offers the opportunity to get to know yourself better and to develop your potential as a person.


My name is Vanessa Watkins and I have been a practicing counselor in Stoke on Trent, which is in the Staffordshire region, since 1997. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.

I work with individuals,couples and groups on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I am a member of the BACP and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.

As an experienced counsellor I use a range of therapeutic models/techniques from Person Centered Counselling, a humanistic approach, to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Mindfulness and more which I integrate to provide the therapy which is most effective to you.

I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with :
Anger management
Couples counselling
Self Confidence/Self-Esteem
Panic Attacks
Relationship and Personal Issues
Coping with Terminal illness
Coping with Retirement/Redundancy/Unemployment
Managing Conflict
Occupational Stress

>>>>>>NEXT WORKSHOPS<<<<<<

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH and I am introducing a support group for those who have lost someone through suicide. You may be overwhelmed by grief but you do not have to suffer alone and this group will provide support and insight in how to cope with the massive changes and address the shame that sometimes is part of this loss. You don't have to speak in this group, if you prefer you can listen to others and recognise and respect the courage and resilience of suicide survivors at all stages of their personal journeys. The support group will meet on a monthly basis, the first of which will be on Friday 30th September 2.00 - 4.00. (There will be a fee of 20.) If you are interested please Email me or contact me on 07790606766.

SATURDAY 8th October ANGER MANAGEMENT 10.00 - 2.00. Come along and bring your friends for a session on how we can manage anger and frustration to achieve a more acceptable social life with partner, family, friends and work colleagues. "Anger is not wrong, bad or sinful, it's just not very smart!!!"

SATURDAY 19th November STRESS MANAGEMENT 10.00 - 2.00. Learn strategies and techniques to cope with stress. Stress is a message - it's a personal invitation to make a change for the better, so I invite you to come and make those changes.

SATURDAY 26th November - SHIFT HAPPENS 10.00 - -2.00. Discover some powerful ways to transform your life, turn problems into opportunities, drop struggle, move beyond fear and commit to living happily ever after.

Prices are 25 per person, tea/coffee and biscuits all provided so come along and let's start changing!! ( 10 deposit required)

Please contact me by Email or phone to book or make further enquiries.

My counselling and psychotherapy practice is based in Stoke on Trent Staffordshire, within easy reach of the A50 and A500 and close to Longton Cottage Hospital, and also Cheddleton in the Staffordshire Moorlands, close to Leek.

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