Caroline Abbey

Caroline Abbey

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Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
M1 2AP

Westhoughton Nr Bolton
Greater Manchester

0779 397 3807

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About me

I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist and have been working for many years in a number of different settings, including private practice, NHS Primary Care, women's domestic violence support, and counselling young people and students.

In those years I have helped many men and women from all ages and backgrounds experiencing difficulties with bereavement, relationship and family problems, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. I have also helped clients with behavioural concerns such as substance abuse, phobias, self-harm and deeper concerns resulting from past and present neglect and abuse.

I am essentially a person-centred therapist but I am also able to to help my clients gain some control over their behaviour with a combination of mindfulness and compassion focused therapy. This helps my clients gain a better understanding of themselves, feel more empowered and resourceful, gain more control over their unwanted behaviours and lead happier lives

I believe that all people have the potential to live full and happy lives but from time to time we become held back or overwhelmed by our life experiences. Hopefully, working together in an empathic and non-judgemental way, I can help you overcome these difficulties and find a way forward.

My counselling rooms are conveniently located in Piccadilly Gardens in central Manchester and central Westhoughton (nr Bolton), close to Westhoughton Mainline Train Station. Both locations are easily accessible, but secluded and quiet, and provide a safe and confidential environment where we can discuss your difficulties.

I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions. I am also happy to work on-line using Skype and I offer a free initial consultation

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications Include :

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Other Training includes :

  • Teaching Mindfulness to clients
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Couples Counselling
  • Working with People who Self-Harm
  • Helping victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Use of Pharmaceuticals for Mental Health
  • EMDR or Trauma

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  • Manchester Therapy Room
  • Manchester Reception
  • Westhoughton Room
  • Manchester Building


£50 per session 9 - 4pm

£60 per session after 4pm and Weekends

£40 per session 9 - 4 Westhoughton

£50 per session after 4pm and weekends Westhoughton

£70 per session Health Care Providers

£70 couples

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M1 2AP
Westhoughton Nr Bolton, BL5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

There is a service lift in the rear of the building from Ground Level. You would need to arrange for access to this lift


i am available from 3 until 9 Monday to Friday and Saturday morning.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme