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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, Zoom and some face to face sessions. Please ask me if you would like any information on how I work with covid. 

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.

I am currently working full time as a therapist and am an affiliate counsellor for Health Assured. I work with a variety of clients from all over the UK with different occupations, backgrounds and different issues to work through.

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)

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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


£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Each session with me is 60 minutes long. As of April 2022 my fees are £40 per session. I still offer sliding scale fees for those who need it. 

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My earliest appointment is 8.30am on Fridays and my late night appointments are on Wednesdays until 9pm. I work the occasional Saturday but at the moment I am not able to work many Saturdays

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 have done some training in working with visually impaired people at the RNIB in London, I can help you plan a route and how to access my room. 

I work mainly on zoom and telephone, there is an option of working as a blended approach.

My room is on the first floor and there is no lift here. 

Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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