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Chris Delaney

Hello everyone, I’m Chris Delaney a graduate of the Mind Coach Academy created by Colin McKay of Life Training Systems. I am a Certified Neuro-linguistic programming, hypnotherapy and Source Pattern Reset (Time Line Therapy® ) practitioner. I offer 3 types of programmes for clients, Personal breakthrough, Goal setting and Fear of flying phobia programme.

The Personal breakthrough programme typically involves 4-5 sessions with post-therapy support available. This programme is designed for people to get beyond emotionally limiting states, beliefs and behaviours. A detailed personal history is elicited to find out the structure of the problem and how it’s been created and maintained. We then move onto unlocking the problem, releasing the emotions, integrating parts and finally a resourcing (hypnotherapy) step including help with any goals the client might have.

The Goal setting programme is designed to help anyone that doesn’t have any emotional limitations but struggles to set and achieve goals.

I am also an airline pilot working for a UK airline, I offer a Fear of flying programme session for anyone that suffers from Aerophobia. I will gain an understanding of
your dislike towards flying and answer any specific questions you might have. Then using tried and tested methods including creative linguistics and Time Line Therapy trauma/ phobia models I can help you overcome your flying phobia.

More information is available on my website

A recent client on my personal breakthrough programme had this to say

“Chris put me at ease and he spent a long time going through my personal history, understanding my issues and the problems I had previously encountered with hypnotherapy. Consequently, before we started Time Line Therapy® , we worked on building a connection with my unconscious mind. After doing this, the emotional flood gates opened allowing memories to pop up out of nowhere and I was finally able to remove the block and trust my unconscious.

After removing the negative emotions and beliefs we focussed on hypnotherapy to instil the positive learnings from the Time Line Therapy® .

My confidence grew after each session and I started to feel a real sense of empowerment. I now feel like a completely different person and have achieved the kind of shift and improvement which I set out to achieve a long time ago”.

Qualifications: Certified MindCoach Practitioner, Certified hypnotherapist, Source Pattern reset/Time Line Therapy® practitioner.

Contact: I offer a free, no obligation, 20 minute discovery call to discuss your limitations and for you to find out more information on my programmes including prices.

All sessions can be completed on Zoom/Skype/FaceTime as well as face to face if you prefer.

Website Address
Phone Number
07720 346 881
Elaine Edwards

Training, Qualifications and Experience

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor (PgDip Counselling) with experience in counselling across a range of issues. I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In addition to my private practice, I have experience in charity counselling for bereavement and loss, sexual abuse and counselling adults with learning difficulties.

About me and my counselling approach

I started my counselling training in 2010 at Keele University, after witnessing the positive impact that therapy could have on people.

I am a Humanistic Counsellor, so our sessions together would focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. We would acknowledge your strengths and the choices you have in the present day. My counselling style is primarily from a person-centred approach, so therapy would focus on and explore your individual self-worth and values. Being valued, without being judged, can help you to accept who you are as a person.

Although my main therapeutic style is person-centred, I can integrate additional counselling practices such as a Cognitive Behavioural Approach and some Gestalt techniques, depending upon the individual client. I welcome an open dialogue with clients, so am happy to explore and adapt according to what the two of us decide might be the best approach for you.

Coming Soon..I am currently learning British Sign Language (BSL), so in future will offer counselling for the deaf community. I started BSL Level 3 in September 2016.

Therapies offered:

  • Humanistic Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Approach

Areas of Counselling I deal with:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career
  • Carer Support
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic Violence
  • Infertility
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work Related Stress

Further information

Finding the counsellor who is right for you is an important start to your counselling. If you would like to ask me any questions about my practice, then you can contact me via telephone or email.

Phone Number
07812 947525
Liz Bunting

Hello, my name is Liz. I am a UKCP Accredited Child Psychotherapist, Registered Member with BACP and EAGALA Certified Practitioner.

I have extensive experience of over 12 years specialising in adolescence, helping many young people between the ages of 12-21 who are struggling with stress, depression, extreme anxiety, low mood, anger, low self esteem, low confidence, relationships, identity, friendships, self harm, suicidal thoughts, decision making, motivation, effective communication, transitions such as high school, college or University, understanding/setting & maintaining safe and appropriate boundaries, self awareness, trust, resilience, exclusion from school, identity and friendships, feeling angry or numb or lost and vulnerable feeling like there is nowhere to turn. I provide a comfortable, safe and confidential therapeutic space for teenagers to explore and express themselves and their troubles in a consistent and emotionally safe place, for all young people between the ages of 12-21.

My therapeutic approach is Integrative which means I draw from different theories and select the most useful and relevant to suit each individual’s personal need and preferred way of working. This often begins developing a therapeutic relationship to understand and work through some of the issues; it will also often include interventions using metaphor – depending on the goals and interests of each individual client this may involve using Sandtray, clay and working with indoor with Aurora a therapy dog or outdoor with Zeus (AAP) Animal Assisted Psychotherapy.

As a parent you may be feeling at a loss as to how to help your child, believing that you don’t have the answers and wondering if seeking professional help means you are failing. Let me assure you that this is a normal and natural feeling and as a parent you are too close and emotionally too involved to assess the problem. You may worry that your son or daughter won’t be willing to talk to a ‘stranger’ or fear there is a stigma attached to seeing a therapist.

I acknowledge when a young person agrees to attend therapy it is a significant psychological step and also a risk.  There is often a moment of connection when I explain that being an adolescent is a time of transition, they are not alone and that we will work collaboratively to help them develop the tools that can assist them to face and overcome their challenges and fears, so they thrive rather than strive.

Parents experience relief, when they realise that professional support need not have a stigma attached and that their child is willing to talk with me. Every parent is doing the best they can but it can be difficult to step back because of the depth of the emotional attachment between parent and child.

I established my private practice Kaleidoscope Psychotherapy 6 years ago. I hold an Enhanced DBS/CRB clearance confirming my suitability to work with vulnerable adults, children and young people. I am recognised with Health Care Insurance Providers including Aviva and WPA etc I hold Professional Liability/Indemnity Insurance.

Kaleidoscope Psychotherapy is located in Nantwich, a medieval timbered building market town, based in the county of Cheshire. Bordering counties include Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Wales and Wrexham to the west.

I offer daytime and evening appointments, indoor or outdoor therapy in Cheshire, in and around the Cheshire area.

I have extensive experience working with the following issues:

  • Stress, Low Confidence/Self Esteem
  • Difficulties with friendships & relationships
  • Family breakups, Adoption,
  • Bereavement, Loss
  • Problems at school
  • Anxiety, Low mood, Depression, Panic attacks
  • School refusal, Bullying, Behaviour Problems
  • Trouble sleeping,
  • Transitions: moving schools, house or college/university
  • Decision making , Time management

For Young People

The teenage years are a time of transition, a time when a young person is forming their identity amidst the flux of change outside in the environment with relationships with peers and parents, at home, school, or work. There are many changes going on within the brain and body, with biological and hormonal changes happening very quickly, all of this can be confusing.

Often young people find identifying how they feel and communicating about these challenging or almost impossible; this is where I can help. My therapeutic experience involves using different methods which eases the initial anxiety that most young people feel when attending therapy for the first time. These include creative methods such as Sandtray and canine or AAT Animal Assisted Psychotherapy which shift the focus or attention from the client by means of working with Metaphor and Experiential activities which enables the teenager to come to an understanding of themselves, their experiences and their feelings. Being able to make sense of these greatly reduces anxiety and increases self confidence, enabling them to work through the issue(s).

I have experience working with young people across a range of services including Place2Be and ChildLine/NSPCC in Manchester, Beacon a charity based in Bramhall, Stockport and within the NHS as part of a primary mental health team.

I hold Professional Liability & Indemnity Insurance and have completed an Enhanced DBS (previously CRB Criminal Records Bureau) in order to work therapeutically with young people. I am a Provider for AVIVA and WPA for clients who have private health insurance.

I am a member of the following organisations and work in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice: UKCP The UK Council for Psychotherapy, BACP British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and EAGALA Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association.

If you would like more information email me on or call or text on: 07970 920 805. I will be happy to arrange an initial consultation with you and answer any questions you may have.

Phone Number
07970 920 805
Nicola Townsend

Hi, I’m Nicola and this is my beautiful, gentle therapy dog, Pudding.

As a parent myself, I know what it’s like to be worried about my child’s mental health and to trawl through counsellor profiles looking for the person who can help them.

I have worked with hundreds of 7- to 19-year-olds at a childrens’ mental health charity, in schools working with children affected by domestic violence and in private practice. I also have eight years’ experience at another local charity working with LGBTQ+ adults and young people and those who are questioning their sexuality.

There are many reasons you might be looking for help for your child. I have helped children and young people with issues including anxiety, sadness, bullying or problems at school, fear, low mood, family break-ups, low self-esteem/confidence, ASD, sibling rivalry, sexuality and gender, dealing with change, loss of loved ones/pets, anger, behavioural and attachment issues.

I chose to train in integrative therapy because it allows me to tailor each client’s therapy to their individual needs. I can quickly put your child at ease and create the therapeutic relationship needed for change to occur. Making the sessions fun by playing games or doing art and crafts. I listen to their worries and their stories and where appropriate help them to see things differently. I help build their self-esteem and challenge their limiting beliefs.

Pudding loves going to work and being with my clients and seems to just know what each client needs. Sometimes that means playing with her or having her sit quietly by them or on their knee being stroked, other times she will merely be a calming presence in the room.

I receive regular supervision to ensure the safety of myself and my clients and keep up to date on current practice by gaining at least 30 hours’ continuous professional development a year and am member of the BACP, adhering to their ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions’. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate. Both myself and Pudding are covered by professional liability and indemnity insurance.

For more information about my work with adults please see my profile on Counselling Directory



‘I feel so lucky to have found Nicola, she is the perfect counsellor. She is so kind and makes me feel completely at ease. She has been, and continues to be, the person I know will be there to help me whatever emotional difficulty I’m faced with, without hesitation. The thing that really sets Nicola apart, for me, is just who she is. She is open, warm and genuinely cares about her clients. Her guidance and techniques have been completely invaluable to me and my development through the struggles of mental health’

Professional musician, 23

‘Buitiful (sic), smart, helpful, honest, trustworthy, strong, grown up, a good typer (sic), kind hearted, organised, funny and very good at puppets’

Name withheld, 8

‘I know, without hesitation, that you are the person who will walk with those who are ready to take the journey to see these parts of themselves. The weak bits that run away in fear, the traumas that hunt down and devour peace, the anger that keeps happiness behind bars. You are the person who is brave enough to stand by your clients’ side and help them to forgive their weakness, strengthen their peace and reconcile their anger. You don’t just talk about making the world a better place, you actually go out and make a real difference.’

Dr Name withheld, former colleague.

Phone Number
07542 329736