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Meet the Team

Rhian Stanton

Talking Therapies Manager, Counsellor and EMDR Therapist

I am an experienced accredited counsellor, a qualified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and the Talking Therapies Manager at North East Wales Mind. I have experience of working with anxiety, stress, anger, low self-esteem and many other issues you may want to bring to the sessions. Whilst person centred counselling is my core modality and client led I draw on a range of approaches according to the client needs and their particular issue, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. As each client is uniquely, different counselling models may be used to help the client gain insight into what is going on. Creative interventions may be offered, bringing the client’s experience to life in a way that words alone may not. Examples are with art and colour, sand, poetry, nesting dolls, metaphors, imagery and stories. The most rewarding part of my job is helping and seeing people understand, resolve or/and manage problems that cause emotional pain. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Brian Paterson


Brian is an experienced and registered counsellor. He works with clients who are experiencing some form of emotional distress or vulnerability which often presents as, for example; stress, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, loss or relationship issues. Brian was trained as a person centred therapist and strongly believes in the person centred approach to counselling. As such his practice is underpinned by the belief that people are experts in their own lives. His is a client led approach, which means the client sets the agenda and the pace of the therapy. His role is to accompany his clients as they explore the issues that bring them into therapy. His practice is characterized by an equality between counsellor and client, together with an absence of judgment, an unconditional positive regard, empathy and authenticity. It is this environment that often facilitates his clients’ ability to explore the unexplored, which leads to a greater awareness and understanding of themselves, which in turn can provide them with motivation to make the changes they want. Brian is a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Lyn Roberts


Lyn is an experienced registered Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Whilst the person centred approach is her core modality she is also a qualified CBT practitioner (cognitive behavioural therapy) and trained in online and telephone counselling. Lyn is experienced in working with issues such as anxiety, low mood and stress amongst others, and the approach she adopts is dependent on a clients unique individual needs. Lyn says the most rewarding part of her role as a counsellor is helping people find a way forward with their personal difficulties, gain awareness and learn new skills to help them manage or overcome the difficulties they face.

Louise Buckley


Louise is a caring and enthusiastic counsellor whom has years of experience. She trained in Person Cantered therapy but used other modalities to suite the client. As well as working with North East Wales Mind she has previously worked with an organisation offering additional support for parents, particularly through the challenges of early parenthood. She is a qualified nurse with over 25 years’ experience in care /nursing. Currently, she also works part time at a hospice. Previously she has managed busy wards and organising workloads in various medical and surgical environments.

Jackie Gladden


I am an experienced, dedicated counsellor and caseload supervisor. Essentially, my foundation modality is person centred and where a client needs structured help, I also work with a solution focused approach. When the time is right to begin their journey in therapy, I believe everyone can find their way through life’s challenges. Person centred therapy is led by the client, in a safe space to explore their feelings, issues, beliefs and behaviours. During sessions, clients begin to feel empowered, become self-aware, and choices and options emerge, they have a deeper understanding about changes they need to make, if any, to resolve the issues that have been holding them back. This approach is particularly helpful for a range of issues, relationship, anxiety. stress, loss and bereavement and mental health difficulties, domestic and sexual abuse. The solution focussed approach, concentrates on helping move towards the future you want and learning what can be done differently, using existing skills and strategies and ideas, rather than focusing on the problem you set realistic, achievable goals. This approach can be helpful for issues related to addictions, phobias work related stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and self-harm. I might use Creative therapies, when issues are painful, and it is difficult to find the words or know where to begin.

Hayley Fisher


I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor, and able to work with both adults and young people. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I believe in creating a safe, warm, non-judgmental space for clients to be able to come and have the opportunity to share whatever it is they wish to bring, knowing they will be truly heard, valued and understood. My integrative approach can complement each unique client’s needs from therapy.

The Counsellor was amazing and he has really made a difference to my life and my mental health.

After only the second session I began to feel the shadows hanging over me were beginning to lift due to some astute diligence by my therapist, my whole outlook on life has lifted enormously.

I feel more comfortable with who I am and have more in my toolbox to support myself in the future.

My counsellor was fantastic. They assisted me with so much. At first I was very very nervous about the sessions but they made me feel at ease. Even more so as the sessions went on.

I thought my therapist was extremely patient, caring and understanding of my issues and situations. They equipped me with the tools to help me deal with my anxiety for now and the future.

I had counselling over a number of months and I found the counsellor to be extremely good at their job, they were very empathetic towards me and helped me a lot.

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