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.

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<<<<<<
From September, I am introducing the complimentary therapy of Crystal Healing, and intend to run classes on either a one to one basis, or, if you have a few like-minded friends, I can do a workshop for a group from 3 to 6 persons. The one to one session will be for 2 hours at a cost of 35, with a discount for groups. Crystal Healing therapy takes us back 5000 years to the ancient cultures of Egypt, China and India by using the therapeutic energy of Crystals to both heal and raise self-awareness. Modern life is very hectic and stressful and anything that allows people to take time out of their day to relax and calm down has got to be beneficial! The introduction of Crystals into your life will stop burn out and energy depletion, restore the energy structure to your body and mind, relieve and release stress. You will be guided towards self-awareness and then allowed to follow your own journey through self-discovery and healing. You will learn:

> Why Chakras (energy/life force) are so important to our health and well-being.
> How to use a dowsing wand/pendulum to heal our chakras.
> The use of Crystals in healing and well-being.
> Different Crystals and their various uses.

Please contact me by Email if you want further information or to book a session.

ANGER MANAGEMENT 10.00 - 2.00. (Date to be confirmed) 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!!!"

STRESS MANAGEMENT 10.00 - 2.00. (Date to be confirmed) 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.


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. I can also do home visits for those unable to travel. There are reduced fees for trainee counsellors and those on benefits, to be agreed prior to first session.

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