About me

I am a Qualified Person-Centred counsellor and a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), with approaching twenty years experience of counselling clients within: a well established Private Practice, the NHS, GP Surgeries and various Charities.
All of which have provided me with a wealth of understanding of life's difficulties experienced by people.

I offer a Warm, Personal, Confidential and Professional service, providing counselling to individuals and couples aged 18+ in West Lancashire and surrounding area's

All sessions will take place in a safe, nurturing therapeutic environment.

In a calm and non-judgemental way we will together explore issues that are causing you emotional distress, helping you to gain a greater self-understanding, increased self-awareness and work through past and present life experiences that are causing you difficulty.  I aim to help you realise your abilities, make decisions, have more fulfilling relationships and determine your own way forward.

You may be experiencing:

anxiety and/or depression, generalised anxiety disorder, low self esteem/confidence, relationship issues, having difficult and confusing feelings following a bereavement, family upset, stress, work or health related issues, life transitions, separation and divorce issues or any other challenging life experience

Do you feel:

  • distressed, unhappy, angry, or confused?

  • feel you have lost the meaning in life?

  • that you are struggling with emotional issues?

  • stuck and frustrated or scared and apprehensive.?

you may be encountering feelings of:

loneliness, fearfulness, embarrassment, hopelessness, or worry  

   *   you might feel like you are being blamed for something
   *  pressurised into doing something you don't want to do.

          Perhaps you don't know exactly what is wrong.                                                         

          You simply have a sense that something isn't quite right.

For any further information or to arrange an initial appointment please telephone/txt me on 07534401892 or telephone a number from above.  Alternatively email me on bcstherapy@mail.com.

Other Person-Centred Counsellors work alongside me at BCS

BCS are Training providers of workshops, on Anger Management, Stress Management and short courses including both Introduction to Counselling and Grief & Loss.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Training & Qualifications include:

        BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Counselling

ABC Diploma in Supervision

Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Concepts

University Certificate in CBT

Certificate in Solution Focused Interventions from UCLAN

Certificate in Couples counselling

Bereavement Training from CSCT

Interpersonal Psychotherapy training from Manchester University           

Additional Training

Working with Anger
Person-Centred Experiential Therapy
Relationships in Families
Somatic Trauma                                                                                          

My membership of Professional Organisations include:

        * British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy  Registered (BACP)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience in counselling older people and those caring for loved ones.
Caring can be extremely challenging and, I feel keenly that all carers should have access to a range of services, including counselling.

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Additional information

Individual counselling
Initial 1 hour meeting £20
Subsequent 1 Hour sessions £35 each**
Payment for each session is payable at the booking of the session**.

Couples Counselling
Initial 1 hour meeting/session £30
Subsequent 1 hour sessions £45 each**
Payment for each session is payable at the booking of the session**

Female counsellor available if preferred.

Individual Supervision for qualified counsellors £45 - £60 per 1.5 hour session. 
Concessions available for trainee and voluntary counsellors.

Group Supervision price on request.

Appointments are available on a weekday/evening/Saturday morning.

BCS provide a programme of ongoing courses & workshops which include:

        * Anger Management
        * Stress Management
        * Grief & Loss
        * Introduction to Counselling Skills

     Please contact for details of dates/times/fees


Appointments are available on a weekday/evening/Saturday morning. Please ring or text 07534401892.

Further information

If for some reason I am unable to to answer your telephone call please leave your contact details and I will call you back as soon as I am able.

I am based in Burscough, Nr Ormskirk in West Lancashire.

Burscough Information:
15 min walk from Burscough Bridge railway station - Manchester to Southport line.
5 min walk from Burscough Junction railway station - Liverpool to Preston line.

Easy access by local bus route.

Car parking available.

I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and an Enhanced DBS.

I provide Supervision to Qualified Counsellors, Student Counsellors and Health Professionals.

1 Square Lane
L40 7RG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I provide Person Centred Supervision in a relaxed, supportive and confidential setting at my base in Burscough, Nr Ormskirk in West Lancashire.

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John Leyland

John Leyland