Steve Haines

Counsellor & Mindfulness Coach

Located in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


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Welcome to my website. If you haven't tried counselling before you may be unsure what to expect?

My approach is one that is committed to building a relationship with you that is safe and welcoming, but empowering and constructive. My aim is to acknowledge your individuality, understand your situation and work with you to help you reach a better place, whatever that means for you.

Sessions are Face to Face, Online via Skype, Telephone or Email. I offer a comfortable space at my home, but am prepared to visit you at yours if necessary.

I am a Professional Counsellor and Therapist, Registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I work within the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice which is designed to promote your well-being and protect you from harm.

Specialisations

Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Disability, Life Changing/ Limiting Illness, Work Related Stress, Work Related Issues, Bullying, Relationship Difficulties, Couple Counselling, Self Harm, Phobias, Obsessions, OCD, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Coaching, Personal Development, Spiritual Development, Health related issues, such as Chronic Illness, Infertility, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, PTSD, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Self Esteem, Service Veterans, Identity problems, Sexual identity, Sex related issues, Sexuality, Significant Loss and Trauma and a whole lot more of Client Issues not listed here...

I strive to be flexible in my approach so that I can respond to what works best for you, and my evolving practice is influenced by a range of strategies, techniques and tools that are insightful and effective, based on years of experience. Let me share some thoughts on how Mindfulness helps in Therapy…

Mindfulness Based Therapy

Throughout this amazing therapy, you can rest assured that you will receive my utmost respect at every step along the way, as you discover the powerful impact that your thoughts have on your state of well-being. Quickly you will learn to “Master” your own thoughts! - As and when they arise, so that you can feel peaceful, and in control of your life once again. You will no longer feel at the mercy of your thinking!

Metaphors can be useful for creating these ‘Light Bulb’ moments. Check out this one … “Thoughts are like Trains arriving into a Station. The Station being “Your Brain” …and if you choose to climb aboard the “Thought Train”… it may take you to where you don’t want to go, but feel compelled to go!  With practice and help from me, you will become aware of these thoughts, and more able to choose which train to board and which to let leave the station without you. You will develop enough awareness to get off the train, as and when you wish, rather than finding yourself at an unwanted destination”     Allow me to help you to be in control of your life again.  

To view more of what influences the way I work, hit the Approaches tab at the top of the page ….