Caroline Mitchell, MBACP (Accred), Dip. Couns.

Caroline Mitchell, MBACP (Accred), Dip. Couns.


07967 735888

About me

Experienced, BACP-accredited counsellor based in Horwich, offering confidential counselling at a pace that's right for you. Issues I regularly work with include anxiety/stress, depression, anger, relationship problems, trauma (including PTSD), bereavement, lack of confidence and the long-term effects of different kinds of abuse.

My approach to therapy is integrative, meaning that my style of counselling varies depending on each individual client and their particular issues. I have found that a combination of the Person-Centred approach (working with you as an individual) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT - looking at how negative thought patterns control your feelings and behaviours) produces the best results for my clients. I also use EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing) or hypnotherapy, if appropriate. I'm particularly interested in working with post-tramatic stress, trauma, anger and anxiety, and how these issues can take over your life if they are not addressed.

I regularly work with the after-effects of various kinds of trauma (e.g. flashbacks and nightmares from life-threatening events and sexual abuse/rape). The Rewind Technique allows an individual to gain control of these effects without the need to talk to a counsellor in detail about their trauma, and is very effective.

Well done for taking this first difficult step, I understand what a daunting experience this can be. Whether this is your first time in counselling or you have previously seen a counsellor and new issues have arisen, I look forward to working with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have my own private practice in the Horwich (BL6 area), and I also work for Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), medico-legal companies and a charity (set up for people traumatised due to a violent bereavement). I have previously worked within various GP surgeries, and with offenders in a custodial setting. Working in other fields, I have over 20 years' experience in a large, multi-national publishing corporation, and understand the stresses that this can involve.

I hold the following formal counselling qualifications:-

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma and Advanced Certificate in CBT
  • EMDR Parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Certificate in Psychotraumatology
  • Diploma in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
  • Certificate in Responding to Substance Misuse
  • Diploma in Jealousy Management
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling Concepts

Short courses studied include:-

  • The Rewind Technique
  • Couples counselling
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Bereavement and the family
  • Anger therapy
  • Therapeutic dreamwork
  • Awareness of sexual abuse
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Brief solution-focussed therapy
  • Journal writing in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Heartlands Emotional Literacy Cards (can aid in accessing difficult-to-express emotions)

Member organisations



My current fees are as follows (EAPs/medico-legal companies/organisations/solicitors - please contact to discuss, dependent on requirements):-

Counselling, CBT and EMDR

Initial session - £30 for 1 hour

Subsequent sessions - £40 for 1 hour

Evening and early morning appointments are available, and I can offer flexible arrangements for shift-workers.

Discounts may be available if blocks of sessions are booked and paid for in advance.

Further information

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and work in accordance with its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a member of EMDR UK and Ireland, the UK Psychological Trauma Society and the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

I also receive regular monthly counselling supervision, both individually and with a group of other counsellors.

Maps & Directions

Bolton, BL6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


early morning, daytime and evening appointments available, including flexible arrangements for shiftworkers

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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