About us

My name is Stephen Pattinson, an experienced psychotherapist and CBT therapist in private practice based in Stockport, Burnley and Blackpool.

Acorn Transformational Counselling is a private counselling service for adults (18+) available both in-person and online.

Our counselling service can help you deal with any problems you may be facing in a safe and confidential environment. Together, we’ll try to make sense of the things you are dealing with and work to find a solution that works for you.

I have vast experience providing therapy in the NHS and charitable sectors. I can support with a wide range of issues including bereavement, trauma/abuse/relationship issues and specialise in the treatment of addiction for which I have written and developed successful treatment programmes for the past 18 years.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and qualified supervisor and senior lecturer in counselling.

My two main approaches to transformational counselling are Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practising counselling since 2000 and have an HND in counselling and certificate in clinical supervision.

Further to this, I have a Diploma in Online Counselling to be able to provide online counselling in a safe and confidential manner and able to connect with others online who may be unable to attend therapy due to many reasons, for example, physical/ mental issues that could prevent from accessing therapy.

Over the years, I have dedicated my work to break down barriers and celebrate that we are all different in our own unique way.

Member organisations *


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Cost per 60 minute session £55.00 (Face to Face or Online)

Block of four 60 minute sessions £200 (save £20!)

Cost per 60 minute session £65.00 (couples)


Monday - Saturday

9.00am -9.00pm

83 Bank Parade
BB11 1UG

Acorn Transformational Counselling
Fulstone House
130 Mile End Lane
Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


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