About me

Life can be great.  It can also be scary, overwhelming and lonely

Do you feel?

  • sad, depressed and can’t work out how to feel better
  • anxious, stressed and don’t know how to stay in control 
  • afraid, misunderstood and have no one to turn to 
  • confused, lost and don’t know what to do
  • alone, isolated and have no one to talk with

We ALL have times when we find life tough and would like a helping hand.   If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life, you don’t have to struggle on alone.   

I am Carol Fare, and I help people overwhelmed by life, get their life back on track and get on with living.  

As well as being able to offload and get things off your chest in our sessions, you’ll also leave with practical strategies you can put in place to reduce stress and overwhelm.  Freeing you up to get on with living and focus on enjoying your life.  

I work with people just like you, so don't struggle on alone, give me a call on 07397 951482 or email me to arrange a free chat

Why come to counselling?

There are many reasons people seek counselling and your reasons are very personal to you.   Perhaps you …..

  • have a relationship you are finding challenging and wish it could be different
  • are feeling stressed about your work or home life and want to find balance
  • could be suffering from low mood and want to find your motivation 
  • are living a life filled with worries and fears and want to be freed from your anxiety
  • are confronted by a change and don't know how to rebuild your life
  • could be feeling confused and not know what is going on, you just have a sense that things are not quite how you would like them to be

…. then through counselling I can help you live the life you want to lead.  

Counselling works

Counselling helps people in many different ways.   May be you are looking for ...

  • Someone to talk to outside of your day to day life.  Someone you can tell how you are really thinking and feeling.
  • A regular time and space just for you. You may not have this elsewhere in your life.
  • Somewhere you can get things off their chest.  
  • Suggestions for practical steps you can take.  

Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling I can offer you time where you can talk and I will listen.  During your appointments with me you will have my complete attention – the sort of attention we almost never get from anyone else. 

I will try and understand what it is like for you to live your life and to understand your experiences from your point of view.  Together we can work out how you would like to get more from life.   

Find out more

Give me a call or drop me an email today to take that first step towards the life you want to be living.

To find out more about the different life matters I can help you with, and what to expect from counselling, visit my website www.lifematterscounselling.co.uk 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, based in Freckleton, Lancashire. I am experienced in working with people who are:

  • wanting to improve relationships: working with people to get work or personal relationships back on track
  • facing a life change: helping people who are confronted with job loss, illness, injury, relationship breakdown, divorce, other life change, make sense of how to rebuild their life
  • overwhelmed by emotions: supported those who are feeling stressed, easily annoyed, irritable or tearful, take back control and find balance in their lives
  • feeling lost, confused or stuck: helping people who are feeling low or depressed, or trapped by worries or fears start to live the life they want to lead and find hope again

I have also got my own life experiences. I know what it is like to juggle a demanding job, family life, studying and trying to look after myself. I have experienced my fair share of life's ups and downs, highs and lows. These life and work experiences, along with my professional training, give me a rich understanding of different life matters.  

Visit my website, www.lifematterscounselling.co.uk, to find out more about me and how I work as a counsellor.  

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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fees are £50 for a 1 hour appointment. Most of the time I can offer you an appointment within a few days of making contact with me.

You may be feeling nervous and apprehensive about counselling and not sure what to expect. This is really common and I can remember similar emotions when I first went to counselling. 

These memories give me an insight into how you are feeling right now and shape how I work as a counsellor. I am told my open and friendly approach helps put people at ease. 

Give me a call and we can have a chat about how counselling works.

To find out more about what you can expect from counselling with me, visit my website www.lifematterscounselling.co.uk  



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I offer appointments through the day until 5.30pm. Message me for latest availability.

Further information

Practice location:

My comfortable and discreet practice is conveniently located in the village of Freckleton.  Freckleton is within easy reach of Lytham St Annes, Preston, Blackpool and other parts of Lancashire, and accessible by public transport from both Preston and Blackpool.

Contact me:

Give me a call or drop me an email today to take that first step towards the life you want to be living.

To find out more about how I could help you get more from life visit my website  www.lifematterscounselling.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.


St. Annes
Lytham St. Annes

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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