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MBACP (Adv Dip) CBT, Integrated, or Person Centred Therapy

About me

I am Anita, a fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor.  I offer fully  confidential face to face counselling sessions, in a safe, therapeutic and  private setting. Alongside face to face sessions I also offer remote therapy sessions, which can be done by zoom or telephone.  I have a very approachable manner and offer an empathic understanding to help you to process and understand any issues that you may want to bring to your sessions.  I work by  being with you step by step through your therapy journey.   

My background experience is in working with people from varying social and cultural backgrounds, who may present with a wide range of problems, for example these may be such things as dealing with Feelings and Emotions, Personal Wellbeing, Stress, Loss, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and PTSD. 

Sometimes realising that you need to reach out, or ask for help or support can be a difficult step to take, however whilst feeling like a big step, it can also be the best move that you will make.  So if you would like to discuss your needs further,  please get in touch.  

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Level 3 in counselling concepts
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in CBT
  • BACP Registered Member

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer counselling also for the effects of Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Autism, Wellbeing & Mental Health.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£45 per weekly 50 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I currently offer an initial free half hour consultation, this is when your needs will be assessed prior to commencing your therapy journey with me.

I am now offering EAP’s to employers looking to support their staff in the workplace. Please enquire or book through my website

Many employers offer an employee assistance programme (EAP) to staff. This is an employer-paid scheme that allows employees to contact a counsellor on a confidential basis to discuss any issue that is troubling them, causing stress or interfering with effective job performance or attendance.#EAP

130 Chorley New Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 4NX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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