About me

Hello, I'm Cara, I am a Person-Centred counsellor from Newton-le-willows. I am fully qualified, insured and registered with the BACP.  At the moment I am offering sessions via telephone or Zoom and I will be offering face to face sessions from Monday 19th July.  All sessions take place in a private and confidential therapy room.

I am a caring, calming and ethical therapist. I am a resilient person and I take self-care seriously so that I can be the best therapist I can be.  I am always continuing my professional development by attending new courses and studying, some courses I have attended are listed below.

Maybe you are feeling, depressed, confused, stressed or anxious at the moment? Counselling can help you explore your issues in a safe, confidential way to make sense of your feelings, start to feel better and enjoy life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling (Counselling Tutor, 2021).
  • Therapeutic Counselling Diploma Level 4 (ABC Warrington College 2018)
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 (ABC)
  • Counselling Skills Level 2 (ABC)
  • Social Policy BSc Hons (University of Salford)

Training and workshops:

Difference and diversity, Children’s emotional wellbeing, Making endings, Attachment theory and self-awareness in the counsellor, Supervision, Child-centred play therapy, Helping Children tell their stories,(Place 2Be/CPCAB).

  • Working with trauma: 2 day workshop (Willows Counselling)
  • Therapy during a pandemic
  • Art Therapy Workshop (ENSU)
  • Working with Sight Loss (RNIB, London)
  • Suicide Prevention (Papyrus)
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Bereavement (Cruse)
  • Addiction CPD
  • Autism Awareness
  • Hearing Voices

My experience includes working for a charity with clients one to one working with issues such as domestic abuse, coercive control, family issues, cancer and illness, loss, sexual abuse, inner child work, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, disassociation, work issues, suicidal ideation,  and trauma.

I have years of experience working and training with Place2Be with primary school children doing one to one creative therapy work. However, I am only working with people over 16 on a private basis.

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.


£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Each session with me is 60 minutes long priced at £35. I offer a free introductory 30 minute session if you would like to see if you would like to work with me and ask any questions you may have.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

If you have any special requirements please let me know. Also, I have some information documents on person-centred therapy, online counselling and telephone counselling, these can be emailed over to you if you would like to read them.

I hope that you find the counsellor who is right for you so that you can start to feel better and move forward.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Cara Burke

Cara Burke