The Brightstone Clinic Counselling in Sandbach, Cheshire

Counselling and psychotherapy in Cheshire

Are you looking for counselling, psychotherapy or complementary therapies in Cheshire? Our therapists can offer support with a wide-range of emotional and physical issues.

Many of our therapists are offering online counselling via Skype or Zoom and so please get in touch to discuss the options available to you.

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. LauraStelfox

Laura Stelfox

Humanistic Person-Centred Counsellor

"When you have a confidential space in which to share your emotions and experiences, you can heal."

Would you like to feel more in tune with yourself, to discover more about who you are and what you want from life? To feel more equipped to deal with the challenges that life brings your way? To make better choices? To feel at peace...

If you're visiting this page, then it's possible that you are currently experiencing some issues that are preventing you from leading the life you want to lead, or being the person you truly want to be.

Together, we can look at the root cause of these issues and explore different ways of responding. We may work together to develop a toolbox to help you cope when things get tough.

With the right support, you can heal, you can be free.

About me and my approach

My name is Laura, and I'm a humanistic person-centred practitioner with over 14 years of experience in the field of counselling and NHS mental health services.

I work intuitively with you as an individual, journeying with you as you seek to heal from whatever is causing you pain. I believe that you not only the right to feel OK, but also the capacity to help yourself get to where you want to be.

Also, I have experience of breathwork from my yoga training, which can be very useful in supporting the more traditional talking therapy and can help you to learn how to relax and self-soothe in challenging situations.

Issues I routinely work with

I have vast amount of experience helping people with anxiety and depression, as well as considerable experience with:

Abuse, Addictions, Bereavement, Bullying, Eating Disorders, Health-related issues , Issues from childhood, Low self-esteem/confidence , OCD
Sexual abuse, Sexual issues, Separation/divorce, Stress, Termination/abortion/miscarriage,Work-related stress/issues and any other general issues.

Professional training and accreditations

The University of Salford, Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling in 2010
Member of the BACP
The University of Salford, Certificate in Counselling Skills
Southampton Institute, 2:1 Degree in Human Resource Management


The counselling I provide offers you a safe and confidential space where you can explore what's happening for you right now, and what changes you can make to move towards a better and more fulfilling life. Everything you share with me during our time together is confidential, except in circumstances where I believe that there is a genuine risk of harm to you or another person.

Booking an appointment with me

When you have a confidential space in which to share your emotions and experiences, you can heal.
My fees are £45 for a 55 minute session
Appointments available Monday to Friday, including evenings and weekends
I offer face-to-face appointments at Brightstone Clinic in Sandbach, or online sessions via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp
If you would like to book an appointment or ask any questions, then please get in touch on 07919 543766.

I am a trained and fully qualified yoga instructor and also offer classes especially suited to people experiencing stress and anxiety. My classes are purposely kept small to encourage those who may feel nervous about giving it a try.

To find out more or to book a place, please give me a call on the number above.

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. CarolineFallon

Caroline Fallon

Complementary therapist offering Reiki, Reflexology and Ear Candling
For appointments, contact Caroline on 07977 579284 or visit for further information

Reflexology can help relaxation and stress reduction, improve mood, aid sleep, relieve tension (e.g. shoulder, neck and back pain) and improve a sense of wellbeing. Treatments I do are suitable for clients of all ages, male and female.

Specialisms: With Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT), this allows for shorter reflexology treatments of half an hour. Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD), Digestive problems. Pregnancy. I enjoy helping carers, clients with mobility issues and wheel chair users.

Diploma in Reflexology Oct 1999 (ITEC), Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology Theory 1999 (ITEC), Practitioner Certificate in Reflexology (AoR), Diploma in Nutrition (A544) 2004 (VTCT), Traditional Ear Candling 2009, REIKI Second Degree of the Usui System of Natural Healing 2009.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Ongoing with the Association of Reflexologists (AoR).

AoR: 7791

VRT: 0924
Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT)

Day & Evening appointments: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, & Sat
Fees: £38 Reflexology (60 mins), Reiki £34 (60 mins), Ear Candling (Allow 85 mins) £45. Concessionary rates: Yes
Reflexology is covered by some insurance companies: e.g. BUPA, Medicare, Paycare, Sovereign, Health Shield, Simply Health.

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. MariaGioseffi

Maria Silvina Gioseffi

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and DDP Accredited Psychotherapist working with children, young people, adults and families
For appointments, contact Maria on 07422 513 780 or visit for further information


1993. DClinPsy(BPS SoE) First Class with Honours.
2001: The Institute for Management and Supervision. NVQ4 Management
2002: BPS. Graduate Member of the Society. Graduate Basis for Registration
2008: BPS. Statement of Equivalence in Clinical Psychology
2016: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute. (Full accreditation as a DDP practitioner)

Professional memberships:

Registered as a practising psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a clinical psychologist
Registered with the Division of Clinical Psychology at the British Psychological Society
Registered with the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute as an accredited practitioner

Email: [email protected]
Information: [email protected]

Flexible hours available.

Commissioning of services is accepted from individual clients, Local Authorities and Voluntary and independent Agencies. This service is not registered with any private health insurance company. However, this might be possible, depending on your health insurance plan.

I am a chartered clinical psychologist with 25 years of clinical experience working in the NHS, Local Authority and independently. I work children, young people, adults, couples, groups and families who experience a range of emotional, developmental, learning and mental health difficulties including anxiety and stress, depression, chronic health problems, self-harm, family crisis, fertility problems, addictions, learning difficulties and disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental problems, bereavement, loss, trauma, etc. I am also an accredited Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist and have specialised in developmental trauma across the life span. I work with birth, foster and adoptive families and also provide consultation to Social Care, Education and Health Care staff, supervision and training as well as therapeutic interventions to parents, special guardians and foster carers.

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. AlisonMacGregor

Alison MacGregor

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Working with Survivors of Trauma

Registered member of the BACP

Mobile No: 07780 670115

Particular interest in bereavement and loss; existential anxiety; relationship difficulties; the impact of childhood trauma
Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday afternoons

I offer an integrative approach, with a strong Person-centred foundation. I have a particular interest in Transactional Analysis: the concept of life scripts and how we act out our own script unconsciously throughout our lifetime. I am very interested in imagery and visualisation and what it reveals about us.

My fee is £40 for a one hour session.

I work with individuals – adults and young people over the age of 13.

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. DewiThompson

Dewi Thompson MBACP (Accredited)

BACP Accredited (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy) counsellor working with adults

For appointments, contact Dewi on 07923 459457 or visit for further information

I offer one-to-one counselling to adult clients working with a broad range of common issues, including depression, anger, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loss, and substance misuse.

My aim is to help clients identify, understand, resolve and manage the issues which have brought them to counselling.

Qualifications: MSc in Counselling, MSc in Psychology, BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Certificate in Online Counselling, Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Certificate in Relationship Counselling

Interests/Specialisms: Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Anger Management, Addiction Counselling, Dealing With Stress

Availability: Mon 9am - 7.30pm, Tue 5pm - 7.30pm, Wed 6pm - 7.30pm, Thu 3pm - 7.30pm, Fri 9am - 7.30pm

Fees - £40 per hour.

I offer counselling work with adults and offer clinical supervision. I can offer EAP work, and I am registered with BUPA and Nuffield

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. KathyHerring

Kathy Herring

Psychotherapist specialising in trauma and attachment, offering EMDR for children and adults, trauma therapy, attachment-based therapy, adult and child attachment assessments, psychotherapy, advice and support for parents/carers and play therapy
For appointments, contact Kathy on 07951 015 491 or visit for further information

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. DrKarenMason

Dr Karen Mason

Clinical Psychologist offering clinical psychology, psychological assessments and psychotherapy
For appointments, contact Dr Mason on 07711 231732

Qualifications ClinPsy D; Professional diploma in Group Analysis
Memberships of professional bodies HCPC; BPS; IGA

Vicky Crockett

Nutritional therapist
For appointments, contact Vicky on 07501 279142, or visit for further information

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. SarahMills

Dr Sarah Mills

HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist specialising in all areas of adult mental health, offering psychological assessment, consultation and therapy to individuals with a range of difficulties.
For appointments, visit

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. HelenThomas

Helen Thomas

Integrative therapist offering counselling, psychotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
For appointments, contact Helen on 07714 357310

Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Keele University NLP Practitioner/Timeline Therapy, qualitycultureuk, Relationship therapy (EFT), Trauma, Suicidality

Registered member of the BACP

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, loss and the impact of trauma. I have a particular interest in relationship issues, attachment, spirituality and loss of meaning/hope. However, I work with people, not issues - whatever is making life difficult for you, I can help you find a way forward. My approach is integrative, meaning that I draw on a wide range of counselling models and techniques which includes CBT, ACT and interpersonal therapy.

I am an experienced, caring and professional counsellor and psychotherapist who has had the privilege of supporting hundreds of clients find their way forward to a better life on the other side of depression, anxiety, loss, trauma or relationship issues. I believe that it is important to be flexible so in addition to conventional face to face therapy, I work by telephone and online. I offer short sessions and brief and long term therapy. I am happy to discuss what may work best for you over the phone or in our initial session.

Availability: Mondays to Thursdays from 12 til 7pm.

My fees start from £42.00 for an hour's session. I work with individuals over the age of 16 and couples. I offer EAP work and am registered with national EAP providers. I provide therapy to employees who have experienced a critical incident in the workplace. I accept referrals from voluntary organisations.

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. NickyStokes

Nicky Stokes

Existential psychotherapist with a special interest in trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, childhood trauma and dissociation. Experienced in dealing with sexual trauma, abuse, sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction and vaginismus and issues with sexual and gender identity.
For appointments, contact Nicky on 07794 220733 or visit for further information.

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. MikeJohnson

Mike Johnson

Counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults, couples and young people
For appointments, contact Mike on 07817 570091

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. JacintaSharp

Jacinta Sharp

Neurological Specialist Physiotherapist working with adults
For appointments, contact Jacinta on 07419 779828 or for further information visit

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
HCPC, CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) and ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology) registered.

A neurophysiotherapist will complete a specialist assessment and use a different range of treatment techniques to help address the problems created by neurological conditions. These are conditions which affect the central nervous system, that's the brain and spinal cord. Problems treated include muscle spasms, weakness, tightness and contracture. There can also be postural difficulties, inco-ordination, pain and altered sensation.

A typical initial assessment will include a discussion of your condition and medical history, the problems you are having and the goals you wish to achieve through therapy. This is followed by a physical examination and joint treatment planning.

Initial and follow-up appointments are charged at £60 per session

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. SarahGilbert

Dr Sarah Gilbert (Chartered Clinical Psychologist)

For appointments, contact Dr Gilbert on 07724 196763 or visit

I currently offer appointments on a Wednesday and a Thursday (other days may be considered subject to availability).


BSc [Hons] Psychology Degree
Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
British Psychological Society (BPS) approved Supervisor Training and Recognition Programme

Memberships and Registrations

I hold Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
What I offer

Individual Psychological Therapy

I work with people aged 18 or over (with no upper age limit) who are experiencing a variety of psychological difficulties including but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive compulsive (OCD) disorder. I recognise that these difficulties can be triggered by various life transitions and I have worked with people who have experienced bereavements, retirement, changes in physical health, lifestyle changes, relationship difficulties and traumatic events. I can offer psychological support to individuals and to couples.

Through my previous and current roles within the NHS I have a particular interest and experience in providing psychological support to people over the age of 60 and people who are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to changes in their physical health.

I offer appointments through different methods including: Face to Face Therapy, Telephone Therapy, Video Therapy (Skype or Zoom)

Fees: Initial assessment appointment lasting 1 hour - £100/ Therapy session of 1 hour duration - £100

I am registered with various insurance companies including Cigna, Vitality Health, AXA PPP, Aviva. If I am not already registered with your insurance company, I can happily do so.

Additional Services

• Supervision. Clear Minds Psychology is able to offer clinical supervision to clinical and counselling psychologists and assistant psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
• Training and workshops. Clear Minds Psychology can offer bespoke training packages to organisations.
• Employee Assistant Programme (EAP)

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. DrHannahCowan

Dr Hannah Cowan

Clinical Psychologist offering support to children, young people and adults
For appointments, contact Dr Cowan on 07378 347 467

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. JessicaWoolliscroft

Jessica Woolliscroft

EMDR EUROPE Accredited Consultant and trauma therapist working with adults
EMDR EUROPE Accredited Facilitator with EMDR ACADEMY
Offers individual trauma therapy, clinical supervision towards accreditation
For appointments, contact Jessica on 07903 706379 or for further information visit
Jessica is also the Director of Brightstone Clinic

Vicky Crockett
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Health and Community Studies, Diploma in Nutritional Therapy
Professional Memberships: Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC), British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
Telephone: 07501 279142
Specialisms/Areas of Interest: Women's Health, Hormone Balance, Digestive complaints, Anxiety and Depression, Weight loss.
Availability: Weekend and evening appointments
Nutritional Therapy is a scientific, evidence based approach that helps maximise health and wellbeing through food and lifestyle changes. I specialise in helping individuals to achieve their health goals by identifying roots causes to health issues and providing support, guidance and tailored nutritional and lifestyle plans. I also provide bespoke recipe planning, workshops/courses, functional testing and dietary & lifestyle MOT's.
Fee's: Initial Consultation £85 (60-90mins), Follow up appointments £60 (45mins). For 4 - 12 weeks plans/courses & recipe planning - see website.

Brightstone Clinic Practitioners. ElaineEdwards

Elaine Edwards

PgDip Counselling, Certificate in CBT with Heart
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

07812 947525

Working days: Mondays all day, Tuesday - Thursday from 6pm

My main therapeutic practice is person-centred, although I can integrate a cognitive behavioural approach, depending upon the individual client. Our sessions together would focus on self development, growth and responsibilities.

Fees £40 per hour

Work with adults age 18+. Individual therapy only.

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