Mind Nation Counselling

COUNSELLING & COACHING IN CHESHIRE AND MANCHESTER

Welcome to Mind Nation Counselling and Coaching

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

My name is Audra McKellar and I am a counsellor and life coach providing both short and long-term therapy to adult individuals and couples in Wilmslow, Sale, throughout Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

Counselling and therapy in a safe, comfortable and private setting

As a counsellor, my role is to give you a safe, confidential place so that you can talk to someone who won’t judge you and can help you make sense of things and understand yourself better. Thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence. Counselling can help you resolve complicated feelings or, indeed, find ways to live with them. It can also help you recognise unhelpful patterns in the way you think or behave and give strategies to change them.

Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives – and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.

Integrative counselling is a type of therapy that uses many different techniques that suit your particular circumstances, thoughts and behaviours rather than making you fit into one particular ideology. I also like to take a holistic approach as mind and body are completely intertwined and, as such, I like to look at how some simple lifestyle changes could help your mental health.

As a fully-qualified counsellor I am a member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their code of ethics. 



What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me from all walks of life and for help with a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic Stress

Abuse

Depression

Problems with confidence or Self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or uni life

Adult ADHD

Why Life Coaching?

When was the last time you felt you were living up to your true potential? In control of your life? Engaged in fulfilling relationships at work and at home? The chances are that you can’t really remember. Life just sometimes gets in the way and all of a sudden, you are where you are and you’re not sure how to get back on the right path. Sometimes you just feel stuck.

Coaching can help you to unlock your potential, have the meaningful career, obtain peak performance in all areas of your life and have richer, more rewarding relationships.

How is Coaching Different?

A life coach is trained to help you see where you are now and then work with you to find ways for you to move forward. In this way they help you fulfil your potential, identify and acknowledge obstacles and ways of moving past them. This is often an action based approach. It is also a very collaborative and a coach will help to keep you accountable and focused on the path that you have planned. At the same time you will identify the obstacles that hold you back and work out strategies to overcome them.


How Can Life Coaching Help?

Working together I can help you with confidence, relationships, work-life balance, identifying your purpose, your sense of self and identity, addressing your triggers for anger and frustration and prioritising your own needs.

Life coaching can guide you and provide the tools for you to see things from a different perspective, to open your mind and expand your vision of life and what you can do with it.

Audra McKellar Prof. Dip Psy C.

Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist,

NLP Master


About Me

As a fully qualified counsellor, Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist, accredited NLP Master and EFT Practitioner, accustomed to working in the corporate world, I am superbly positioned to guide you.

It will be a rewarding, challenging, life changing and sometimes fun experience, probably with a few twists and turns that we can navigate together.

My Location

I work from private offices located conveniently in the centre of Wilmslow at the Wilmslow Cam Clinic SK9 and see clients from all over Cheshire and Manchester including Alderley Edge, Cheadle, Bramhall and Sale.


In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer online sessions for clients via a secure online platform. Online sessions have proved immensely popular and are very effective and convenient.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £60 per session. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation so that you can ask me questions about counselling and so that we can get to know each a little before our first session.

Coaching sessions are also £60.

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash, by bank transfer or via the booking system on this site which takes card payments.

Please click here to book.


Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.


“I had, due to various life events, reached a point when the career I had worked so hard to create was now damaging me. I asked Audra to help me work out my next move. Audra took the time to help me understand my beliefs and values and how they shape me as a person and my decisions. This enabled me to work out what I needed from life going forward . Audra was patient but kept me on point and did not let me wander. She questioned my answers in order that I would evaluate their validity.

The whole experience was challenging but so rewarding, I couldn’t recommend Audra highly enough, she is worthy of the trust you will put in her.”


Joanne, Online Counselling

“Audra has helped me with a number of issues over the past few months, and I would say one of the best things about working with her is that she fills you with confidence! She cannot see any reason why a person shouldn’t believe in themselves and believes that they deserve a good life. That may sound an odd thing to say but so many of us, often subconsciously, just don’t believe we deserve a good life and constantly put the feelings and needs of others before our own. You will definitely come away feeling much better!”

Jane, Sale

During my sessions with Audra, I found her to be attentive and understanding. She is always professional and very knowledgeable on a diverse range of topics. I found the sessions were extremely helpful to me with my issues and were flexible to allow me to further

scrutinise anything I felt required it. Audra was caring and empathetic yet also stretched me in the counselling sessions to challenge my own behaviours and rationale.

I would highly recommend Audra to anyone for counselling or life coaching.

Karen, Lancashire



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