Ellen M. Daly MBACP (Accred)

Ellen M. Daly  MBACP (Accred)


01257 425606 / 07805584379

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01257 425606 / 07805584379

About me

I have been a Counsellor for almost twenty years and in that time, I have gained a great deal of valuable
experience, working with a wide variety of clients with issues such as anxiety, stress
and depression, bereavement, loss and change, work-related problems and relationship issues.

Its not always easy to find the right support when going through difficulties, but deciding to have counselling is a positive step forward.   If you're feeling anxious, low or confused and not sure how to move forward, counselling offers you precious time and space, so that you can really talk about your experiences, and how you feel about whatever is troubling you in your life.   It does offer you an opportunity to break free from old 'baggage' and painful situations. It helps you to understand yourself so much better, enabling you to accurately identify the root of the problems and how you feel about them and then put the right changes into your life, to be happier and less stressed.   Counselling could be such an important part of your return to personal happiness and wellbeing.

I provide a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental space, where problems and upsetting situations can be discussed and explored; to gain understanding, relieve stress and ease emotional pain. We all encounter difficulties in life and sometimes need support and some personal time, away from our normal routine, even if family, friends or work colleagues are trying to help.

I am Registered and Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which means you can be confident that I have extensive experience, qualifications and training in Counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience


Diploma in Counselling (Person Centred)
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling Studies
CRUSE training in Bereavement Counselling
Certificate in Person-Centred Expressive Therapy
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Diploma in CBT

Prior to qualifying as a Counsellor I was in teaching and then after qualifying, I taught Counselling on a part-time basis for ten years at a local college. I have run a private counselling practice for 19 years and counsel in education and the NHS. I have also counselled in the business and voluntary sectors.

I am a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their code of conduct and ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Introductory Session Free
(to make sure that you are comfortable with me and that counselling is definitely for you;
there is no obligation to continue)

£40 per session

EAP or Corporate, please enquire

Further information

MINDFULNESS, which is a natural and simple meditation practice, has been found extremely effective in managing and reducing anxious or depressive states and is easy to learn. It offers a range of relaxation techniques which can be easily incorporated into any lifestyle.

CONFIDENCE building, self-esteem and developing assertiveness skills

PTSD - Physical, mental and emotional trauma from accidents or other traumatic events

HEALTH issues, serious, terminal or chronic illness, chronic pain

CARING for loved ones can be extremely challenging and, I feel strongly that all carers should have access to a wide range of support services, including counselling.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT I also work with clients, who may not have a specific issue as such, but are searching for new direction, or want greater personal development and a deeper sense of purpose in their lives. It could be a low-level depressive feeling, a mid-life search for new growth, a spiritual crisis, philosophical questioning, or simply a wish to feel happier and more fulfilled, more of the time.

HYPNOTHERAPY   As a qualified hypnotherapist, I specialise in body and eating issues, such as binge eating, sugar addiction and general weight loss.

Maps & Directions

Wigan, WN6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I work during the daytime, evenings and if required can offer some weekend appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor with twenty years' counselling experience.

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