Counselling at Crossgates Chiropody & Therapy Centre

Counselling and Psychotherapy offer you a place to be heard and listened to, a place to talk about difficult experiences and feelings and a safe, confidential impartial place where you will not be judged. As a couple or family there will be opportunities to have sessions both together and individually.

How many times do we hear others say ‘cheer up’, and similar remarks? Growing up hearing these means we are being invalidated. Counselling has the potential to validate your feelings and experiences and make you feel whole.

To begin to discover who you are and know your feelings is a major achievement that can come from counselling and psychotherapy. Our therapy room is a warm, safe and comfortable environment for you to feel that you can talk freely.

Your First Counselling Session

The initial session gives you an opportunity to explain what your concerns are and why you think counselling might be helpful at this stage in your life /lives . You will also get a sense of how it feels to share your concerns. From that session we will be able to establish what the challenges are that are being faced and can generally offer hope about how on-going counselling will be helpful to you.

If you decide to have more sessions that will be an opportunity to explore your issues, emotions, fears, relationships and behaviours. The issues may impact on you alone or may also be having a negative impact on those around you. The counselling sessions will help you to discover how and why things have, or are impacting on you, in the way they are, understand what change is possible and ultimately help you to move forward in a way that is helpful for you.

How can Counselling help you?

Our Counsellors can assist with the  following issues;

  • Anxiety / Worry / Stress
  • Love / Relationship issues
  • LGBT relationships
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Inner passivity
  • Self Worth / Self Esteem / Self-Harm / Identity and the Self
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Abuse / Relationship Trauma
  • Addiction(s) / Obsessions / OCD / Phobias
  • Impact of addictions on a Relationship
  • General counselling
  • Sexual / Intimacy issues
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Work related issues / Redundancy
  • Relationships – including couples, partners, families, and friends
  • Parenting (including becoming grandparents)
  • Issues with School
  • Communication / Conflict resolution
  • Divorce / Separation

Price available on consultation, free telephone consultation prior to treatment, then sessions are £45 for a 50 minutes session.



Our Counsellors and Physiotherapists

Cherise Ainley
Cherise Ainley

Cherise is a qualified, person-centred counsellor, which is a form of talking therapy. She has a post graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy and and a post graduate certificate in counselling and interpersonal skills.

Talking therapies can have many benefits, both emotionally and physically. With commitment it can help with a range of issues, from anxiety and depression, to relationships, loss, work and school.

She aims to provide a relaxed safe space, free of judgement, where you can dedicate time to yourself and speak openly about the changes you want to make in your life. She will not tell you what to do, but will support you to come to your own conclusions.

Cherise works with individual adults and also has a great deal of experience with young people. Registered BACP member working to their ethical framework, including receiving regular supervision.

For availability contact the Crossgates Therapy Centre or :
07729 645 430


Sue Macintyre

Sue is a registered therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore works within the BACP ethical framework and standards of proficienc and professionalism. Sue works with adults, young people and children and has a professional certificate in working with adolescents.

Prior to training as a BACP therapist Sue worked in both secondary and primary education, supporting families and students who found themselves in difficult circumstances.

Sue has also worked for many years with young men. Sue is passionate about men finding their voice and understanding their emotions.

Sue uses an integrative model of counselling. This means she uses CBT, psychodynamic and person centred modes of therapy. This allows Sue to tailor the sessions to your specific needs.
07880 736403

Stephanie Frazer Counselling & Psychotherapy
Stephanie Frazer

Stephanie is a registered therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means she meets ‘the high standards of proficiency, professionalism, and ethical practice’ required by them.

Stephanie has a PGDip Psychotherapy & Counselling from the University of Leeds and a Level 3 Counselling Skills from Kingston University.

She works with individuals in a face-to-face setting where the work is open-ended and flexible. Whether you want long-term or short-term therapy, she is able to offer a calm, safe space for you to process whatever it is that you’re seeking therapy for. The space is safe and non-judgemental, supporting you in a warm and caring environment as you explore your inner thoughts and feelings.

Treating each client as a unique individual with a unique set of circumstances, her aim is to really understand what each person is dealing with.

There are many different types of therapy that informs her work such as Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, and elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Sometimes words are not adequate to express how we are feeling, and so it can be useful to utilise creative techniques such as drawing or using the imagination.
07746 573 992



Registration L54911009
Tel 0113 2266677 / 0113 2606336