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Transformational Counselling

Acorn Transformational Counselling is a private counselling service for adults (18+), available both in-person and online.

We can help you deal with any problems you may be facing in a safe and confidential environment. Together, we’ll try to make sense of the things you are dealing with and work to find a solution that works for you.

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The range of issues covered by transformational counselling

we can help with:

We can help with a range of the most common mental health disorders including (but not limited to):

  • Phobias
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Abuse/Trauma
  • Confidence/Self – Esteem
  • Family
  • Relationship/Marital problems
  • Addictions
  • Sexuality

My name is Stephen Pattinson, an experienced psychotherapist and CBT therapist in private practice based in Stockport, Burnley and Blackpool.

I have vast experience providing therapy in the NHS and charitable sectors. I can support with a wide range of issues including bereavement, trauma/abuse/relationship issues and specialise in the treatment of addiction for which I have written and developed successful treatment programmes for the past 18 years.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and qualified supervisor and senior lecturer in counselling.

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Stephen Pattinson Head of transformational counselling

Therapies Explained

My two main approaches to transformational counselling are Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

What is psychodynamic psychotherapy?

Psychodynamic psychotherapy seeks to understand how deep-rooted aspects of the past can have an impact on present day-to-day life and lead to recurring problems that cause suffering and distress. The process is a collaborative one in which the relationship between client and the therapist is hugely important in order for the client to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships with others, and in this way develop greater self-awareness and insight so that change can be achieved.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour. People can get caught in a pattern of negative thinking that can have a devastating impact on their mental wellbeing. This form of therapy is widely used within the NHS and helps the individual challenge and change self-defeating thoughts and behaviours, thus improving their mental wellbeing and quality of life.

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If you’re struggling right now, remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is effective help out there and you are not alone.

Please get in touch and we can have a brief conversation or exchange of emails. From there, we can arrange an initial session, get to know each other and determine the form of support that would be most useful for you.

Call today on 07749 167 868 or email transform@acornrecovery.org.uk